Awesome day at the Young Authors' Faire at the Aliso Viejo Library with some of my very talented young author friends. We got a chance to share our work at the group's table and during the stage performance time. Also met more inspiring, aspiring writers.
Below is the first couple paragraphs from Claws of the Cosmos, the working title for my upcoming book. The story is about Enigma, pictured left, a wolf living in a futuristic dystopian world where all the wolves are suppressed by a cruel government. The heroine must save her star system from a power-hungry alpha wolf.
Wake up. Eat. Exercise. Sleep. My life. Stated right there. Repeating in relentless looping circles, tumbling end over end, clouding my memories and leaving behind nothing behind but a blank canvas. I never said I wanted it to be this way, it just happened with a little help from the alpha wolves. They set up a powerful government where all benefit and are content with life. Of course some always benefit more than others, but who can change that? We work as a community, always training for- for what? Does it even matter anymore? There is always another hidden motive for anything good that anyone does. I know it’s there, even if they don’t.
It's been a very busy last several weeks preparing for all the different art exhibits around town. But this weekend, I had the pleasure of spending it at a charming library, whose structure replicates the 1900's home, located on the Irvine Ranch Historic Park. Of course, I'm talking about the Katie Wheeler Library. I am honored to have my artwork on display in their Youth Art Exhibit upstairs during the entire month of May. In conjunction with the exhibit, I was also invited as a guest speaker for the Writer's Ink Workshop for 1st through 3rd graders. I was greeted by a room full of enthusiastic kids. I also got to meet a group of inspiring teen volunteers who run the weekly workshop.
Hello, I'm Alexis -- devoted artist, writer & daydreamer.