This query is from J. A. Beard for the novel Osland. Thank you J. A. Beard for the honour of allowing me to work on and post this!
Still grieving over the loss of her parents, Gail Dorjee is less than pleased at being shipped off by her uncle to Osland Academy, an elite Seattle boarding school. The smart-mouthed Kansas teen is unimpressed by her new school, its vicious cliques, and uptight teachers. Those problems pale in comparison to an even more bizarre horror--a strange inability to cuss. The startling revelation she possesses the power to control water and her suddenly PG rated-mouth make Gail suspect Osland is more a magical prison than a school.
Now trapped in an emerald ivy-covered jail run by a mysterious principal no one ever sees, Gail must ally with an airhead, a coward, and a cold-hearted boy to challenge the dangerous teachers threatening her life, freedom, and her ability to say a spicy word or two. She must seek out the hidden Principal Osland before Seattle, her friends and even her soul, are destroyed. She'll need more than a bucket of water when she reaches the end of this yellow brick road.
My young adult urban fantasy novel, OSLAND, is complete at 70,000 words. It is a modern re-imagining of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz that should appeal to fans of the works of Richelle Mead, Claudia Gray, and P.C. Cast.
Thank you for your consideration.
Gail Dorjee, a smart-mouthed Kansas teen, isn't impressed with Osland Academy, the elite Seattle boarding school her uncle just shipped her to. However, the academy's vicious cliques and uptight teachers aren't half as bizarre as Gail's new problem--an inability to cuss. Her suddenly PG rated-mouth, and the startling revelation she possesses the power to control water, make Gail suspect Osland is more a magical prison than a school.
Now trapped in a jail sheathed by emerald ivy, Gail allies with an airhead, a wuss, and a cold-hearted jerk to find the mysterious principal Osland, whom no one ever sees. As Gail challenges the menacing teachers who threaten her freedom and her ability to say a spicy word or two, she discovers a plot that could destroy not only her friends, but her soul, and even Seattle. Miss Dorjee will need more than a bucket of water when she reaches the end of this yellow brick road.
OSLAND, a 70,000 word young adult urban fantasy, is a re-imagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It will appeal to fans of the works of Richelle Mead, Claudia Gray, and P.C. Cast. Thank you for your consideration.
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