Current Projects

Awake: A Fairytale
February 2012

Alexandra Martin didn’t believe in fairytales…

Alex has always been more interested in rocks and science than stories about princesses and magic. Now she’s far too busy with her summer internship at the Gem and Mineral Museum to think about children’s stories. Between avoiding her former best friend and high school baseball star, Luke Reed, and trying to hide her unrequited crush on her mentor at the museum, the real world is occupying all of her time.

…Until she walked into one.

It turns out fairytales aren’t all fun and games. A curse has turned her neat and orderly world upside down, and to break it, she bands together with a fellow intern and a recently awakened princess, who’s been asleep for 900 years. Can this trio of unlikely heroines put an end to an ominous enchantment, discover true love, and keep an ancient and evil magic from being unleashed on modern-day Los Angeles?

 

Attempting Elizabeth
August 2012

Grad student Sophie Edmundson wished she could exchange her dull, mundane life for the excitement and romance of Regency England. Like generations of women before her, her secret desire is to be transported back to the golden age of Pride and Prejudice. Unlike those women, she actually succeeds. When she wakes up one morning and discovers she is none other than Georgiana Darcy, Sophie realizes a whole world has opened up to her. As she masters the art of leaping back and forth from her normal life into Austen’s romantic realm, she discovers that it is impossible to live in this world without becoming a player in it. As Sophie literally fills the shoes of the various female characters, she begins to identify with them as real, flesh-and-blood women who share the common fate of living in proximity to the dashing Mr. Darcy. Finding herself discontented to settle for a lesser role, she aspires to become Elizabeth Bennet – the supreme object of Mr. Darcy’s love and admiration. But in the pursuit of her aspirations, Sophie must face the most challenging and deeply personal questions of her life – questions that will confront her no less acutely in the real world: Is she destined to play a supporting role as another receives Mr. Darcy’s affections? Can she discover a way into the lead role and the love of a lifetime? And can she fulfill her dream without losing herself along the way?

 

Fitz & Lizzie
Children’s Book

Fitz & Lizzie is a whimsical adaptation of Pride and Prejudice for children. Written by Jessica Melendez and illustrated by Victoria Austen- Young, Fitz & Lizzie sets Austen’s classic in a modern American second grade classroom.

This thirty-two page illustrated picture book focuses on the personalities and character traits of Mr. Darcy (Fitz), Elizabeth Bennett (Lizzie), and Wickham (George) and highlights the themes of judging others fairly and standing up for your friends.

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