Fantasy, New Adult
An otherworldly war is raging and the descendants of Merlin must die. Caitlyn “Cat” Beale doesn’t know it yet, but her life is in serious danger. Because Cat’s normal everyday world is about to collide with the treacherous, magical world of Fairies. If only she’d heeded her visions… After her family is killed in a tragic accident, Cat’s psychic abilities begin to slowly emerge. But she never would’ve guessed the truth…that a vengeful fairy wants to destroy everything she holds dear. Now Cat must discover why she’s a target and a way to stop the killings. With the help of her friends and her enigmatic, best friend Joseph, Cat sets out to learn more about her dark heritage, which includes daring wizards, vengeful fairy queens, and horrible curses. Together they’ll enter a dark world of deception and peril...but not everyone will come out alive.
A Quick Interview with Ellie Hart:
Your real name and pen name. Ariel H Stagg: Penn Name Ellie Hart
Tell us about your education were you always a writer? No. I went to school for CNA and theatre arts and communications. I wanted to be an actress but in many eyes I wasn’t actress material, so fait had another course for me. I landed a job at Southeastern Surgical Associates and ended up with dealing with insurance companies.
What is your favorite genre and why? I don’t really have one. If I enjoy the story or book, I’m hooked.
When did you start writing? When I was young I used to create poems and short stories of love and adventure—my writing came to life when my son was diagnosed with Autism. I wrote social stories and poems to help him communicate whether it was in church or at school, while doing so, I had ideas pop into my head about folk lore legends—mostly when I was working with him at Sunday school.
What is the purpose of your writing? Simple, to tell my story which has the power of friendship, family and most importantly love.
Which of your works have been published so far? The Descendant—A Caitlyn Beale Memoir. Also, short stories and poems that are on my FB page and blog.
What top four things do you consider while writing a book? Bonding with my characters, they may have supernatural powers, but they are normal teens or adults. The adults do make mistakes and the teens do have curfews. There has to be a need for an adventure with supernatural experiences. I do start writing about a normal day to day life and my imagination goes wild. I keep telling myself, we need an immortal or a wolf in this part. PLOT and a TWIST (my opinion, a book can never be cut and dry.) Easy to read and Grabs the reader to the point that they don’t want to put the book down—it’s like they’re part of the story.
What did you like best about these countries around the globe? I’m fascinated by other countries folk lore stories. Also, their culture.
Your favorite time of day. Midmorning, early afternoon, I’m awake enough to focus on day to day
Your favorite color and why? Ocean blue, it’s silly but it gives sweet serenity.
Your favorite book and why? I have a few. My all-time favorite book is Emma, from Jane Austin. I love the fact that it’s about two good friends who fell in love with each other.
Your favorite celebrity and why? Audrey Hepburn, the woman had true beauty inside and out
Sun or Moon: Depends on the day.
Laughter or Smile: Laughter
Morning or Evening: Morning before the children wake up.
Coffee or Tea: Coffee!!!
Mountain or Sea: Both
Silence or Conversation. Silence
The last line of your autobiography would be… She lived happily ever after
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