Australian Writer Releases 20th Story After Winning L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest
Patty Jansen of Sydney, Australia, who was honored as a first place quarterly winner at the 27th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards in April of 2011, has now released her 20th story, "For Queen And Country 2: Willow Witch." Since her win two years ago, Patty continues to release close to a story a month.
It is from her fantasy series inspired by 17th century Amsterdam, magic and historically-twisted events. After fleeing from the burning ruins of Saardam, Johanna, Prince Roald, Loesie and Nellie have been captured by a group of bandits and are being taken to a place unknown through a forest rife with magic. Loesie, struck mute by an unknown but powerful sorcerer, is behaving increasingly strange. The friends try to escape, but is Loesie helping them or is she a danger to them? Every step they take through the ghost-ridden forest brings them closer to the duke who is rumoured to be the source of the evil magic, the necromancer whose anger against Saarland's royal family has lain the world to waste.
"Willow Witch" is the second installment in this series. The third will be called "The Idiot King."
Immediately after winning Writers of the Future, Patty started selling short stories to Analog Magazine and has published short stories in Aurealis, Redstone SF and the Grantville Gazette.