We all know that getting published is a huge thing, at least for those who aspire to be writers with a huge fan base. I know it is for me. Such was the case with a fellow fp (fictionpress) writer. Fictionpress.com is home to a huge number (can’t even say approximately because it won’t do justice to its huge number) of writers who want to get their writing out there, have other writers review them and maybe if they happen to see that their stories are a hit they can explore the boundaries of finding a publisher. In simple words (because i tend to go too much in detail) its an online writing community.
So, the author i am going to talk about today seemed to achieve her wildest dream. I first came across her story His Eyes on Fictionpress.com but it had been too late then because she had taken it down in hopes of getting it published. So, how exactly did i come across her story? For the appreciation of amazing writers there is an awards community called SkoW or Some Kind of Wonderful Awards . They are an original Romance Awards site, particularly geared towards FP writers. So, anyway that was where i found her story, she had won in the category of ‘Best Chemistry – Judge’s Pick’ in Round 4.
So, before i bore all of with so much detail let’s finally unveil this author.
This is what it says on her ‘about me’ page:
I have been creating stories since I was a child and I finished writing my first chapter book when I was 11. I am currently a junior English major and I have had a short story selected for publication in my college’s annual anthology, Barney Street. I aspire to be a novelist along the lines of my favorite childhood authors, Meg Cabot and Caroline B. Cooney.
My first novel, His Eyes, was originally posted on the website fictionpress.com, which is an online writing community of 500,000 people. His Eyes was popular in the romance genre, receiving 2400 positive reviews and being bookmarked by over 1100 readers. While finishing Masked, my second young adult novel, I am in the process of securing a literary agent.
What’s the most unlikely way to find love? Babysitting. That is, unless you’re Amy Turner. Amy’s about to graduate from high school when she answers an ad to baby-sit for the summer. She has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Her new job is to “baby-sit” for Tristan Edmund a hot, rich boy who’s her age…and has recently gone blind. Tristan isn’t interested in having her help. Or so he thinks.
Since losing his father and being blinded in a horse show-jumping competition, Tristan spends his days in the dark, refusing to accept his disability. Much to his annoyance, Amy bursts into his life and drags him into the light. But just as the two begin to glimpse something in each other, Tristan’s beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up. Will the temptation be too much, or will Tristan choose the one girl who really sees him?
To read an excerpt of the book go here: http://www.renee-carter.com/hiseyes.html
Her FictionPress page: http://www.fictionpress.com/u/445072/pen-ink
Her website: http://www.renee-carter.com/index.htm
Now all that needs to happen is that i miraculously find this book in a bookstore here because i am desperate to read it. If you get the chance, don’t pass up the opportunity to read this book 🙂
My silent prayer: “hush, hush” Please let me somehow find this book. Will be forever grateful and will even post a review. 😛