I've been playing with the idea for a YA book series for almost the past year, but with getting Crow in the Hollow completed and the Kickstarter squared away the idea has been pushed to background – not to mention that fact that I'm still in the middle of completing the next YOU CAN RELY ON PLATYPI comic book. I feel blessed to have a lot of cool ideas most of the time, but I only wish I was dutiful enough to bring them all to completion in a shorter period of time. Writing a book isn't easy, and neither is making a comic series (especially without any help,) but they are pretty fun, so I persevere.
The Wonderous Science will get done someday, and then story can stop taunting me from inside my head (as they all have done as one point or another.)
What is The Wonderous Science?
Imagine the ability to invent incredible wonders, imbued with the power to bend the very laws of nature. Now, imagine that power in the hands of a 14 year old girl.
Zora Sparks is a genius by all accounts. Having grown up in the foster care system, she has learned through experience to rely on herself and her own abilities, specifically her amazing skill in the Wonderous Science – a fabled knowledge that has raised kingdoms with unimaginable artifacts, and
toppled societies with terrible weapons. The Laurel Society has made it their mission to guide and protect those with this amazing ability, and “contain” those that have used it for evil. Now it falls to Ms. Daisy Kidd, a member of The Wardens Division of the society, to watch after Zora and her
precocious little brother, Nate. But, unknown forces are plotting in the shadows, and they have plans for the young prodigy. Can Daisy, Zora, and Nate discover what lies in the secret history of The Laurel Society before it’s to late?
Let me know what you think of the idea