Welcome to the next in my series of Ninestar Press authors answering five questions about their work.
This time it’s Sara Codair!
Who is the star of your book?
Erin Evanstar (they/them/their) loves Star Wars and thinks they’re a monster. Life would be so much easier if they didn’t get every possible negative side effect when they took antidepressants and stimulants.
What is your story about?
Coping with mental illness, being lied to, learning to forgive, fighting demons, and saving the world.
When is it set?
Where is it set?
In and around Portland, Maine. Some of the streets and landmarks are more or less based off of real places, like Portland Head Light; others, like St. Patrick’s, are completely made up.
Why this story?
This is the story I needed to read when I was teenager. These are characters that lived in my head for years before I started writing and refused to leave when I thought I’d given up on their story.
Erin has just realized that for the entirety of their life, their family has lied to them. Their Sight has been masked for years, so Erin thought the Pixies and Mermaids were hallucinations. Not only are the supernatural creatures they see daily real, but their grandmother is an Elf, meaning Erin isn’t fully human. On top of that, the dreams Erin thought were nightmares are actually prophecies.
While dealing with the anger they have over all of the lies, they are getting used to their new boyfriend, their boyfriend’s bullying ex, and the fact that they come from a family of Demon Hunters. As Erin struggles through everything weighing on them, they uncover a Demon plot to take over the world.
Erin just wants some time to work through it all on their own terms, but that’s going to have to wait until after they help save the world.
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About the author:
Sara Codair lives in a world of words, writing fiction in every free moment, teaching writing at a community college and binge-reading fantasy novels. When not lost in words, Sara can often be found hiking, swimming, or gardening. Find Sara’s words in Alternative Truths, Helios Quarterly, and Secrets of the Goat People, at https://saracodair.com/
Thanks for joining in, Sara!