Writing

Competitions:



Unpublished work:


The Casa Martyrs


A Contemporary Low Fantasy Novel by Moti Black
First Book of the Blazing Court Trilogy
Unpublished, finished manuscript.


Kerella does not fit in: she’s a drop out and a freak. Unable to live up to her father’s expectations, she creates a fantasy world where she feels she belongs. 

When she joins a band called The Casa Martyrs, Kerella starts to feel like she belongs somewhere for the first time in her life. But the lines between fantasy and reality start to blur, and her whole life turns upside down. 

As she begins to discover more about herself, the members of the band, and her other world, she finds out not everyone is as honest as they appear.

When the battles and politics which once inhabited her head and provided a pleasant distraction become too real, she is in the centre of a complex network of power games.

And the fate of a whole world lies in her hands.

Can she work out whose side she is on, who she can trust, and most importantly, whether she can, or ought to, have faith in herself? 


Length:

92,300 Words, 44 chapters

Themes:

Gaslighting and Fake News
Me Too and Surviving
Tarot and the Esoteric 
The value of the artist in society

Genre:

Contemporary Low Fantasy

Similar Works:

  • The War for the Oaks by Emma Bull (without the fae or the urban setting) 
  • From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout (without so much sex, the vampires or the werewolves). 
  • Still reading for better comparable works. (I'm shooting for Margaret Atwood meets NK Jemisin, but I think that's a bit too arrogant to claim.)


Current Status:

Currently with an agent for consideration.


Unfinished Work:


The Setting Sun


A Contemporary Low Fantasy Novel by Moti Black
Second Book of the Blazing Court Trilogy


Length:

5000/90,000 (First Draft)

Themes:

LGBQT Positive
Media Manipulation and Political Change
Me Too and Surviving
Tarot and the Esoteric
The value of the artist in society.

Current Status: 

Work in progress


Writing Goals:


I hope to become a full time writer, creating narratives and worlds that will lift up those marginalised by society and provide hope to those in pain.

With a background in political research, equality and diversity, and a deep fascination with the esoteric, I love to delve into research, burying Easter eggs within my work. However, my main goal is to create accessible stories to bring hope that, in this world of fake news, exploitation, division, and prejudice, a better future is possible.

I am currently a full time artist, slowly moving into illustration. I plan to write a few more short stories, and when I have a couple of publications/competitions under my bet, I will get back to approaching agents.


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