Doncaster author releases her first young adult fantasy novel this month
After years of writing and editing a Doncaster author is releasing her debut novel which is set in a world of magic and fairy tales.
Writer Whitney Morris is releasing her debut novel named ‘Crystal Heart’ on Tuesday, September 22.
Whitney, who is from Cantley, said: “The book follows 18-year-old Mellisa who is in her final year of school but doesn’t know what to do with her life.
“Mellisa wears her heart on her sleeve, she’s a kind and loyal young woman.
“She meets a boy named Gregory which leads to her discovering an ancient and enchanted world of leprechauns and elves.”
Mellisa has to come to terms with believing in magic and what her destiny is.
Whitney says that the novel would be perfect for fans of magical worlds, creatures, and fairy tales.
Whitney started writing this book a couple of years ago and plans for it to be the first in a series.
“I have always loved writing since I was at school but it hasn’t always been an easy process,” she said.
“I almost gave up after having a few objections along the way but I didn’t and now the book is coming out and I feel great.”
The publishing world according to Whitney can be harsh and many writers fall at the hurdle of criticism.
But she has persevered and after a year of intense editing, the book is ready to be released into the world.
“I never wanted to follow the traditional route of going to university and getting a job,” she continued.
“Some people don’t think writing is a real job but it’s hard work.”
Whitney’s literary inspirations include Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Grisha Trilogy’ and Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events.’
The novel is being published by BHC Press and will be available in Waterstones and on Amazon.
You can find out more about Whitney here.