When Stars Die
by Amber Forbes
"Amelia Gareth's brother is a witch and the only way to save her family from the taint in his blood is to become a professed nun at Cathedral Reims. However, in order to become professed, she must endure trials that all nuns must face.
Surviving these trials is not easy, especially for Amelia, who is being stalked by shadowy beings only she can see. They're searching for people they can physically touch, because only those they can touch can see them. Amelia soon learns why she is being stalked when she accidentally harms her best friend with fire during the third trial. Fire is a witch's signature. The shadows are after witches.Now Amelia must decide what to do: should she continue on her path to profession knowing there is no redemption, or should she give up on her dream and turn away from Cathedral Reims in order to stop the shadows who plan to destroy everything she loves?"
I am The Dancing Writer because I am both a dancer and a writer, and these two activities are an inseparable part of me. I’ve been doing ballet for almost two years and have been writing seriously since I was thirteen. While this website will be showcasing myself as a writer, I also aim to contribute to the community of people out there who want to eliminate the stigma on mental illness. My posts will focus both on my writing life, mental health, and some ballet. My personal posts have the possibility of being triggering, but I am not glossing over what can go through my head. When you follow me, like my posts, and share them, you are my Star, and as such, you should be willing to trek the perils of my mind so that way you grow as a more understanding person.
I want to write about my struggle with mental illness because this does fuel my writing. My characters are psychologically complex and struggle with demons of their own. They are both diagnosed and undiagnosed, and so my writing tends to lean in a dark direction–sometimes with bits of light scattered throughout. I hope the characters in my novels help teens struggling with demons of their own–people in general who read my books. That is my aim as a writer: to give my readers the hope they need to trek through their darkness to find the stars that will help them rise.
In any case, I am 22 years old, I am Founder and Fiction Editor of The Corner Club Press, I do freelance editing, and I am a marketing trainee for Southern Siding, a job that earns me some cash to pay for ballet and my dreams of publication. I will refer to myself as The Dancing Writer because that is my brand, and my moniker does have a lot of symbolism for me as well.
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