Hello fellow writers, readers and anyone in-between!
My name is Felicia, I was born in a big city and raised in a small South Africa town. I grew up with diversity in books, adventures and pets.
While my mom made sure I had enough books to read, my father made sure we visited enough museums. This led me to growing up loving literature, history and art, and I try to incorporate all three elements into my writing as much as possible.
I fell completely in love with Europe while living in the Netherlands and Belgium, that’s why most of my stories take place in European cities.
I’m in my final year of my BA in Creative writing with a major in English.
English is my second language, but also my preferred language. In school we learned U.K. English, so I might spell “coloured” instead of “colored.”
My interests include:
- Travel (I sometimes blog about my travels)
- Visiting museums, cemeteries & art galleries
- Being morbid
- Nature & animals
- Walking *with* my dogs
- Movies (especially Marvel)
- anythng dark and eerie related
Book & Entertainment
I tend to read any book which appeals to me from adult thriller to YA contemporary. One of my favorite books is Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Not only did I fall in love with the story and characters, but also with Prague. It resulted in me booking a trip to visit the mysterious city just to visit all the book locations. Some of my other favorite books are Gone Girl, Vampire Academy, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Host, Ruby Red, The Raven Boys, Caraval and The Song of Achilles.
Books I’m looking forward to reading soon: Cruel Prince, Girls of Paper & Fire, Daughter of the Burning City and Strange the Dreamer. I’m currenly reading an ARC of The Fever King by VIctoria Lee and it’s so good!
- Gone Girl
- Midnight in Paris
- As Above, So Below
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Fantastic Beasts
- Happy Death Day
- Stranger Things
- Game of Throne
- American Horror Story
- Breaking Bad
- Orphan Black
- Penny Dreadful
- Sarina the Teenage Witch
I’ve always wanted to be a writer (I think since writing a essay on cows in second grade). Unfortunately I grew up believing it wasn’t a profession I could go into. That didn’t stop me from writing in my free time. As I became older I realized that my dream could become reality, since then I’ve been writing with more determination and passion. I’ve completed three novels, but my current #wip is my love child. I tend to write stories about misfits, macabre, magic and mythology.
DANCE OF DEATH is a YA urban fantasy with paranormal elements. A short summary…
Two witches with different magical inheritances unite to find their loved ones before they become victims of the occult rituals that are drenching Paris in death.
It’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN meets CITY OF BONES with vibes from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and the upcoming books THE GILDED WOLVES and GRIM LOVELIES.
Elements it has:
- magic & witchcraft (duh!)
- death & skeletons
- dreamy boys
- badass girls
- a cat
- dual POV
I wrote DANCE OF DEATH during NaNoWriMo 2017, but didn’t win because I was 10k short. Since then I’ve added more words, characters and twists. This is my most exciting story so far! Not only did I write the book I wanted to read, but also poured everything I love into it. I hope whoever reads my story will adore it as much as I do!
Why work with me…
I’m ready to take my manuscript to the next level! With my writing journey I’ve realized that other’s feedback is crucial to improving and thriving. I’m open to new ideas and techniques to help my manuscript (and writing) become the best it can be. I’m also looking forward to working with a mentor that will see the potential of my story, and help highlight my core elements and themes.