May 24, 2010


When fourteen year old Amelia Dean hears a voice calling to her from her computer, she decides it’s time to get out of town. Amelia heads to Brocton, NY. with her friend Greg and his eccentric Grandma. But a car accident and a magical String transport Amelia and Greg to Mystic, where Amelia is healed, Greg disappears and a nefarious wizard named Ralient insists Amelia join him or die. Amelia must face Ralient, rescue Greg and decide whether to stay in the land of her ancestors or return home to the family she loves and her wheelchair.

My 55,000 word fantasy, Mystic explores how a teen in a wheelchair must rely on inner strength while facing constant physical and emotional challenges.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my submission.

Krista Rausin




On the shore, an unusual love triangle arises between a young man, a mermaid, and a man-killing siren in SEAWEEDS, a 65,000-word contemporary fantasy.

Sky Hunter never thought turning twenty-three would bring him a boat party, strange presents, and birthday sex. He and his hook-up, Melanie, ride it out until Sky falls off the boat and nearly drowns. He survives and winds up on the beach the next morning to discover a naked girl with violet eyes washed up on the shore. She can’t talk and has trouble with basic motor skills like walking or using silverware. Sky is led to believe the girl is a mermaid and was the one that rescued him. He names her Pearl, teaches her to be human, and falls head over heels for her.

There’s just one problem. Melanie isn’t too thrilled about Sky’s new girlfriend. She slaughters his cat and threatens to murder his family if he chooses to stay with Pearl. Sky isn’t going to give in without a fight, but when he discovers Melanie is a siren who has to seduce a man before feeding him to the ocean, he must find a way to stop her before she screws him over. Meanwhile, he faces the ultimate task of figuring out a way to prevent Pearl from turning back into a mermaid.

SEAWEEDS is The Little Mermaid with sex, violence, and alcohol. INSERT SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


N. Blank