HEAD OR HEART?
After the sun dies, civilization establishes itself on Xon 9, a planet with rogue Elements that affect human physiology. The inhabitants of Xon 9 soon learn to harness the powers of the Elements. At eighteen each citizen must Pronounce their Elemental, a lifelong affiliation. Ka Waylon cannot decide which Elemental to Pronounce. All her life she’s been ordinary and, unlike her friends Ahna and Li, she’s never felt called to any particular Element. Worse, the only advice she receives is to choose wisely. That all changes when she meets a mysterious Metal woman. Soon Ka is on a perilous journey to other worlds in order to retrieve the Elemental Stones and claim her true identity. Along the way she makes some unlikely allies and learns that she’s anything but ordinary.
I am a young adult sci-fi/fantasy author and children's book author and illustrator. I've been a middle school teacher for 8 years. When I'm not writing, I do yoga, eat gluten-free, and fangirl over Doctor Who.
Ka Waylon spends her days on Xon 9, wishing she weren't so ordinary. Little does she know that she is quite extraordinary. It's a very human emotion to want. Wanting to be prettier. Wanting to be smarter. Wanting to just be better than someone else, or anyone else. Be careful what you long for because you just might get it, and it might not be exactly what you hoped it would be. Possibly, you may find yourself wanting instead to be ordinary once again.
Army of Fire
At this the woman’s eyes fly open and instead of gray, all I can see is a milky white. And I’m frightened, but her grip is like a handcuff around my wrist. “Ka, girl whose name means fire.” Frightened no longer even begins to describe it. I’m beyond frightened now. How does she know my name? Her voice is not her own. “You are all and yet you are none. You are Metal. You are Wood. You are Earth. You are Water. And you are Fire. You are all possibilities and yet you are impossible. You are the Impossible Girl.”