When she was twelve, she declared that she was going to be a writer, and share the stories that she saw happening all around her. She wanted to create characters that others would care about, and that would touch their lives, like the books that she read had touched her own life.
Today she has combined her interests, creating genre stories about the people who live next door, bringing magic into the world around us. Her first novel, If We Shadows, was released by Harmony Ink Press in spring of 2014 and is a Rainbow Awards winner for Best Transgender Debut, Best Transgender Fiction, and Best Transgender Book.
When not writing, D.E. Atwood is a mother (to two children, a cat, a dog), a wife, a reader, a knitter, a systems administrator, a black belt in tae kwon do, and a music aficionado. Sleep, she claims, is optional.
If We Shadows won a 2014 Rainbow Award as Best Transgender Debut, Best Transgender Fiction, and Best Transgender Book.
If We Shadows by D.E. Atwood
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (June 6, 2014)
Amazon: If We Shadows
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Born female, all Jordan wants is to slip under the radar and live the last year of high school as a boy. His parents and siblings support him, but he'd rather be recognized for his acting and musical talents than his gender issues.
When Shakespeare's Puck gives him three magical potions-true sight, true seeming, and true love-Jordan discovers being true to himself isn't as simple as he thought.
Jordan must navigate the confusion of first love, a controversial role in the fall musical, and his transgender identity, while fairy magic creates a net of complications over everything he does. In order to unweave the spells laid over his friends-his supportive older brother, James, his playwright friend, Pepper, and Maria, another transgender student-Jordan needs to understand exactly how far he'll go to reach his goals of finding true love, true sight, and true seeming.
More Rainbow Awards at my website: elisarolle.com, Rainbow Awards/2014
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