A local from Broxtowe has her work in print following the publication of her first book.
Jessica Kealy, who is also a dancer at the Expressions Performing Arts Academy in Mansfield. has recently published ‘The Adventures Behind Cherridor’.
She told the Local News: “I’ve always written from a young age in my spare time as it’s something I enjoy doing.
“I studied English Literature at A Level and had a few poems published in anthology’s during my time at secondary school.
“I’d never completed a story before but in 2017 I had to have a major operation which meant I couldn’t dance for a while.
“My partner encouraged me to finish one of my books – The adventures behind Cherridor – which I did and then I saw online that Pegasus Publishers were accepting online submissions.
“I thought I’d send a few chapters off. Luckily they liked what I had sent and they offered me a contract straight away.”
The Adventures Behind Cherridor
Stepping through the cherry red door of a warehouse with 17-year-old Ellie, we enter the realm of Cherridor and the battle to save the life of young Prince Blaize.
Ellie has been captured and needs rescuing from the menacing Lord Larcosse. Strange creatures abound, from colourful Birks with their flapping pages and hard cruel Mannequins, controlled by Irvana Beastly; from an excitable bouncy ball, Bubbers, to a stern but kindly bear, Lord Missed a Stitch.
Can Ellie escape from Lacrosse’s castle and save the day for Queen Miranda and her kingdom of Cherridor?
Who will win the battle between Larcosse and the Queen across a river with its dangerously damaged bridge?
Ellie and a boy called Billy are in adjoining rooms in hospital, both in a coma. Will they come round? Is Cherridor only a dream? Reality and fantasy meet in the struggle between opposing forces. Ellie is key in both.
The Adventures Behind Cherridor can be purchased on Amazon or on Pegasus Publishing’s website.