Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Dreamwalkers Sales Pitch

Alessa Bravio is a Dreamwalker. She can step into her dreams and bring things back with her when she wakes up. While she slumbers, Alessa falls in love with Richard Tallman: a handsome stranger who just happens to have died ten years ago.

Her peaceful dreams end when the Nightmares find her. Alessa awakens drenched in blood to find the man of her dreams imprisoned. Nightmares that can think, speak, and kill torment her dreams, desperately searching for a way out. When she discovers an artifact left behind by Richard before he died, Alessa accidentally frees one of the Nightmares from her dream, unleashing it upon the waking world.

In a world where Nightmares aren’t supposed to be real, whom can Alessa turn to for help? If she is going to stop the Nightmare threat and master her dreams, she must first convince her friends, journey back into the dream world to rescue Richard, and defeat the army standing between her and the Nightmare Queen.

When things look their bleakest, Alessa realizes that sometimes you have to face your worst nightmares and conquer your fears if you want your dreams to come true.

The Dreamwalkers is 84,757 words and both teens and adults will find the characters and themes easy to relate to. I fell in love with fantasy novels on my ninth birthday, and this passion is what drives me to be a storyteller and public speaker. I am an active participant in a writers group, and I instruct a storytelling workshop for children.

This fast-paced novel contains characters with real fears and a sense of impending doom that starts on the first page. I hope you enjoy reading The Dreamwalkers as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Fourth Draft of The Dreamwalkers is complete!

I’ve just put the finishing touches on the fourth draft of The Dreamwalkers.  My Dad went through it before Christmas and had some good feedback, and I retyped the entire thing.  I added over 6000 more words to the manuscript of extra description and clarification of events.  That is almost two full chapters worth of text considering the size of most of my chapters.

Soon… very soon it will be ready for public consumption.