"I have no status and no place in a magical world, when I have no magic. All I have is my pony," she whispered...
Every story needs a main character, and Aili is the brave adventurer that the Forest Guardians series follows. She's not as alone as she feels, but we don't always remember that when things feel darkest.
A young woman transitioning into adulthood, or at least she would be if she had magic, Aili is confronted with finding her place in the world. We all must do the best we can with what we know, even if we don't know enough and can't see the actions of those around us.
So, what do you do when you don't fit in and you can't see a future you like? You go make your own future, in Aili's opinion. A young woman of surprising non-magical talents, she spent part of her childhood playing in the forest near her home city. With a thirst for knowledge and a love of reading, a girl can learn a lot in a library, when nobody bothers her. After all, what would you say to the girl with no magic?
She grew up with Leya, her faithful pony companion, whom she helped train. Leya let her get deeper into the forest than she ever could on her own, deep enough to meet the wolf pack...
Awkward around people her own age, Aili spent her time with a few adults who taught her skills and talked to her like she mattered. What will she do when she encounters boys and social expectations (book 2, in progress)? Well, Aili would rather never come out of the forest again, but how likely is that, really? Especially considering who her teacher is! And just what is he going to teach her, anyways?
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.