Insight into Anyia, Dream of a Warrior: A 5-Star Epic Adventure Book
I hope you're having a great new year. 2020 was a year of a lot of downs but some great ups as well. My plan for 2020 was to publish four books, and I ended up published six, two of which were journal books. As I start planning my books for 2021, I want to take a moment and share some of my insight into the books I've already written, starting with my first book Anyia, Dream of a Warrior. It was published in 2010, reissued with a new cover in 2017, and has received a 5-star rating from readers' favorite and has a 4.8-star rating on Amazon with 38 reviews.
When I first started writing, my focus was to write an epic adventure book with characters of color—something I would have loved to have read when I was a child. So, I began writing a book about friends who would have to come together to defeat an enemy. While writing several drafts for that story with a different main character, I hit a point where the story wasn't working anymore. To break through my writer's block, I began writing character journals. It was during that time Anyia stood out to me. I began to see her... to see a character that grew up being told who she should be but a character that would also have the courage to go on a journey that would allow her to become who she was meant to be. It was a character arc I could relate to, and I was excited to write about it with the hope that readers would connect with her drive and fearlessness, which are the characteristics I love the most about her. She's a warm, loving character looking to find her place in her world, which is her series's overarching theme.
If you've read Anyia, Dream of a Warrior, I would love to hear your feedback to see what stood out to you. And if you don't mind, I have a quick favor to ask. If you don't mind, please take a quick moment and leave a review on Amazon, that would be amazing! It's one of the best ways to help an author grow. Thank you so much for your continued support! 😊
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Growing up in Nagoran Village kept Anyia safe from Empress Zarina, Thor Warriors, and the stolen magic they used. But, being safe also meant she was kept from the outside world. Locked in a tradition that she saw no value in, she was determined to follow her dream of becoming a warrior. To do this, she will disregard the Chief's orders, her father, and venture into the forest to find Amoonda, the only female ever named a warrior. Crossing the border, she will leave the safety of the magic treaty into a place patrolled by Thor Warriors, and her actions will threaten the one thing that protects them all.
Anyia, Dream of a Warrior is the beginning of an epic story of a feisty and determined young girl's journey to follow her dreams. She will encounter magic, a Sif, and Thor Warriors. It explores themes of community and determination and is sure to become a favorite in any beginning library. It's perfect for readers ages 8 to 12.