fantastical writings

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017

The Space Beyond Sanity

Genre: Science Fiction
Date Started: 1/28/2017
Status: First Drafting
Word Count: 4452
Synopsis: The crew of the SS Elias has problems. They nearly died, their captain abandoned them, and now there's a ghost haunting the ship and a possible murder.

This Painted World
Genre: Fantasy
Date Started: TBD
Status: Planning
Word Count: n/a
Synopsis: If the crown prince had been born eight minutes later, he would not be first in line for the throne and all would be well with the world.  When an assassin murders the king, his worst nightmare comes true: he is king.  So, he and his twin brother plot the perfect fake death of the new king.  But they didn't expect political trouble and a paper stealing girl to get in the way. 

(I'm terrible at writing synopsises, sorry.)

To Be Awake
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction
Date Started: 11.1.2015
Statues: On Hold (first draft)
Word Count: 12,454
Synopsis: Murder and spies in a labyrinth of lies, with just a tinge of time travel.  But the point isn't that she went, but that she came back.

The Girl with the Red Coat

Short Story
Genre: Superhero (That's totally a genre, right?)
Date Started: Sometime in April or May
Statues: First Drafting
Word Count: 6603
Inspiration Soundtracks: MARVEL
Synopsis: She has been called The Girl with the Red Coat for generations.  Nothing more, nothing less.  No one ever bothers her.  She never ages.  And this is what she counts on.

But the time is near.

She calls upon different teens from different backgrounds...who are very different from other people.  These teens have powers that they have kept secret from everyone.  So how does The Girl with the Red Coat know?

The Clockshifter

Genre: Time Travel/Fantasy
Date Started: July 21, 2014
Date First Draft Finished: April 27, 2015
Date Completed: March 15, 2017
Statues: Querying Publishers
Inspiration Soundtrack: MARVEL movie soundtracks and a whole bunch of others

The Clockshifter doesn't remember his name or where he came from.  He knows only his mission: change time.  After traveling back to the time of knights, fair maidens, and chivalry, he poses as a soldier named Theo.  While undercover, he strategically befriends Lyric Holloway, the girl at the center of a prophecy he told.  This marks the beginning of the end of primitive civilization.  But can events of time be rewritten to suit the needs of a single man?

2016 NaNoWriMo Novel

What No One Remembers

Genre: Science Fiction

Date Started: 8/3/2016
Date Finished: 11/27/2016
Statues: Complete at First Draft
Word Count: 29,786
Inspiration Soundtrack: Firefly (I have not seen this show, so please approach the show with caution.)/Interstellar Soundtrack
Synopsis: Southwestern town.  Aliens. Mass amnesia.  World domination.  PTSD.


  1. They both sound really cool. Love the cover for To Be Awake!

  2. Both your stories sound really good, and I love Lyric's name! By the way, how did you make the cover for 'To Be Awake'? It's amazing!

    1. Thank you, Savannah! I like her name too. :) I made the cover using Photoshop CS2 and used images from

  3. Sooo.... when are these awesome books coming out?!?

    1. I am finishing up edits for The Clockshifter and then it's on to querying and pitching it to publishers!

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    3. Awesome!!! I am SO excited for you!!!! XD

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    1. Thank you so much, Emily! I love making them. :)

  5. All the covers look AMAZING! They all sound like books I would LOVE to read!

    1. Thank you, Aubrey! I hope that one day you get to read them all. :)

  6. OMG The Girl with the Red Coat!!! All your books sound absolutely smashing! I'd love to read them all ^_^

    1. Thank you so much, Jaimi! I hope some of them get published one day so you can read them!

  7. These sound awesome!!! And the covers are so COOL!!! :D I'm Morgan, by the way. Nice to meet you, Alea! :)

    1. Thank you, Morgan! It's nice to meet you too. Welcome to my little corner of the Internet!

  8. Oh my goodness, I'm positively DYING over your cover (and synopsis!) for This Painted World. LOVE it - great job!

    ~ Savannah

    1. Thank you so much, Savannah! I rather like it myself. :)

    2. You should start an actual cover design business some day - I would literally pay for your work, you always do so good! :)

      ~ Savannah

    3. Maybe God has something like that in store for me. :)

  9. Hey Alea! Do you do temperary covers for free or do you still charge? I just need something for the NaNo site, and maybe for my blog's Writings page, but I'm not real good at designing! Help?!

    1. Hi Allie!
      I'd love to design a cover for you. Shoot me an email and we'll talk about it. :) authoraleaharper@gmail(dot)com

  10. Your covers are amazing! And I read the synopsis for "This Painted World" and it sounds so very interesting. If it ever is written and published, I would love to read it.


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