Young Adult Novels
JILL M. MURRAY
Where Imagination meets STEM, Art, and History
THE (unpublished😬) NOVELS
THE GLIMMERING SEA
At the dawn of the sixteenth century in Venice, as grimewater seeps into the Lagoon, a defiant young mermaid abandons hope of love and must live among the humans she loathes to rescue her little brother from captivity and to identify the forces determined to destroy the mer colony, Marea.
Curious aside: I lived in a palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy for six months. Check it out.
A THEORETICAL LIFE Anthology Series
Each novel is stand-alone and they all center girls. They are set in the ultra-near future with a recognizable world. I take the phrase “we’re not there yet” from STEM articles and imagine what it will look like when we are there. And, of course, history and art will be part of each story.
Fifteen-year-old Savanna, a quick-tempered loner, prickles at any threat, real or imagined. She fears she will never escape the pull of Earth’s gravity or, more generally speaking, most people. Without them, the secrets in her great-grandmother's diary from WWII Italy may remain buried, and her grandfather could be lost to her forever. Set in a secret government facility located in Green Bank, WV, Savanna faces challenges from near and far (if you catch my meaning.)
Rylie’s migraines trigger more time-slips. She never knows where she’ll end up or which ancestor she’ll encounter. Will the time-slips be the key to mending the broken pieces in the people around her or will they only prove she's crazy?