newsletter issue #13 - the monsters are here
"The margin of the margins is a dangerous place to be, never forget that." - Leela of Sollonia to her eldest daughter, Koral
I wish I could tell you, from the beginning, about my writing journey. But I find that no matter how many times I have tried to recount, I miss something crucial. I would like to blame the myriad of diagnoses my therapist has handed me. I probably don't have the attention span when I'm talking. Always distracted, always losing the thread of what I'm saying.
That's my life.
A knot of loose threads.
And that is what Monsters Born and Made is, too.
A close first-person POV of a girl who is haunted by the monstrosity of people and the violence of nature. A girl who finds herself in a claustrophobic spiral tightening around her with no hope of escape.
I wish I could tell you what Koral of Sollonia means to me. What her story arc means to me.
She's a girl who fights herself and fights the world, all at the same time. She finds herself staring at humiliation and pain and a constant growing dread that this is all there is, but no, she doesn't want it to be just this.
I'm trying to think without losing track of what I'm thinking. Trying to tell you, the reader, what this book is.
It is unlike anything I have ever written before. It is my truth, decorated in gold and glory, for sure. But this book has a strong purpose and I hope it reaches whoever needs it most.
I really hope you pick this book up, and share it with your friends, too.
Thank you so much.
And welcome to the world, Koral of Sollonia.
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