Contest of Queens

In a Queendom divided, can one girl unite the realms?

Jacs, an inventor’s apprentice from the Lower Realm, has only ever dreamed of what the land among the clouds holds. That is until she finds a letter from Connor, an Upperite boy hoping to learn more about the land below. Little does Jacs know, Connor is actually Prince Cornelius of the Queendom of Frea. With wooden boats and hot air balloons, the two begin a secret correspondence. But their friendship is divided by a heavily-guarded bridge and an inescapable prejudice.

The strength of their bond was thought to transcend distance and time, but when the royal family visits the Lower Realm, the Queendom’s feud is reignited.

To save her people, Jacs must infiltrate the Upper Realm and earn her place to compete in the Contest of Queens. In a story about friendship, love, bravery, and defying gravity, Jacs will strive to prove that a Queendom is strongest when united.

About Me

Our own stories are sometimes the trickiest ones to write, so I’ll be brief. I was born in New Zealand and raised in New Zealand and Canada. I lived on islands and surrounded by mountains, and fell asleep to the sound of waves and train whistles. Growing up, home was the label given to family, not places, and stories of adventure kept me reaching towards the horizon.

I am a Speech Language Pathologist currently living in Canada. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. I have devoured literature all my life and have spent the last three years working on my novel, Contest of Queens to add to the world’s library. This is my first novel and I am excited to say that it has been picked up by CamCat Books Publishing. Save a space on your bookshelves for January 2022 and check back in for updates!

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