I'm a freshly minted PhD graduate. An early draft of my first novel, Kilea, formed the thesis for the PhD. Kilea is a fragile girl/young woman living in isolation with her controlling ‘father’ on an island off the coast of Scotland, where she is haunted by human and nonhuman ghosts who may or may not be a product of her imagination. A completed manuscript of Kilea won the Unbound Press Best Novel Award 2011. Kilea was excerpted on Necessary Fiction in February 2012. Publication is being sought.
The second novel, Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts, is currently in the drafting stage. Set in New York, New Mexico, and Cornwall, it's the story of Astral Helyer, a passionate and isolated young immigrant trying survive personal and economic disasters, and failing in interesting ways.
I am represented by Drea Cohane of The Rights Factory