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It Will Set You Free

Seventeen-year-old Ashling has always been a small-town girl, so when her home life blows up and her mother reacts by whisking her off to Brooklyn for the summer, Ash is forced to leave her simple life on a quiet street behind.

At first, Ashling refuses to leave the apartment – until her cute neighbor, Andy, coaxes her out of her solitude, taps into her creative side, and shows her everything the city has to offer. Ash has no sooner decided to give the city (and other people) a chance when she’s burned again: this time by both her father and Andy.

Just when Ash is ready to give up, her favorite community art space is faced with closure. Will Ashling be able to devise a plan to save it before it’s too late?

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For the past few months, twenty-two-year-old Roux has been living the life of her fangirl dreams, working in the adorable town of Yewport as she saves up money to move there with her best friend, Jamie, re-reading her favorite book, The Portal to Pachjia, and starting her own mage music band.

But when her life falls apart, all she has left is her battered copy of The Portal to Pachjia and some cryptic texts about the book from hot professor and fellow fangirl, Alex—until she finds out that the magical world she loves is real.

My work in progress will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell and anyone who is still waiting for their Hogwarts letter.