Young 12 year old Izzy Clarke decided to become a writer. Her goal, to empower girls and show that they can be the heroes of their own stories; that love, compassion, kindness and intelligence are traits that make one beautiful and strong regardless of what outsiders may think. I had the pleasure of meeting this aspiring fantasy author. The magic of her words and dream awe inspiring as she has done what many haven’t dared.
Casted, her debut piece, is about a magical world that hides amongst our reality. There is a tribe of runcasters, light and dark spell users that are at war over the Deliverer prophecy. Caught in the middle is 16 year old Emma Westley who tragically lost her parents in a var crash when she was 8 years old. One day, out of the blue, her life is changed forever when Darkcasters appear at the dinner she worked as a waitress and attempt to kill her. When she wakes up after getting knocked out during the attack she is faced with a dilema, help the light casters eradicate the evil magical beings or be persecuted by the dark forces until she pleades allegiance to their cause. The decision is made more difficult by the realization that she must choose to sacrifice her family and friends to destroy Ebonhaunt’s worst enemy.
Check out Izzy’s kickstarter campaign to help her reach her goal for publishing her project Feminist at 15. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for her as a future career woman and author. ¡Éxito Izzy!