Title: SECRET WONDERS
Genre: YA Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Sophie Blume is sick of being “hotel-schooled” by her globe-trotting parents, sick of having no friends, sick of her family not taking her pleas for a normal life seriously. After a nasty fight with her parents, Sophie stalks off, determined to forget her problems on a plane tour over the Bermuda Triangle. But when her airplane plunges into a freak electrical storm and crashes in a different dimension, Sophie figures she may have gotten way more than she wished for.
In this new dimension people levitate and materialize objects at will--from mansions and yachts to gruesome creatures and guns. As magical as it seems, Sophie quickly discovers the dark side of such powers, and swears to get back home no matter the cost. Easier said than done. What starts as a single-minded quest for a way off this realm is complicated by Luke Evan, a young native who, against his better judgment, tries to help Sophie find a portal home. Together they discover Sophie's only chance is to pilot an airplane straight into a deadly lightning storm. But as the time of her escape approaches, Sophie realizes her feelings for Luke Evan go deeper than friendship. Worse still, he can’t follow her home. If Sophie thinks flying into the eye of a hurricane is hard, leaving Luke Evan behind might just be impossible.
SECRET WONDERS is a 76,000-word stand-alone novel with series potential. It is similar to Richard Matheson's What Dreams May Come, but for teens.
I’ve published flash fiction on 6S, and soon one of my short stories will appear in the Foundling Review. Since I’m bilingual, I’ve also published a short story in Semanario Tiempo, a Spanish journal.
The complete manuscript is available upon request. Thank you for your time and consideration.