My name is Arabella K. Federico and I am an inspiring SYFY Fantasy Y.A. author who is currently writing book one of three in an epic, romantic, good troupes-for-days series called The Mark of Creation. I am so passionate about this pursuit I have created this website to share this journey with you all! Aside from my novels, I want to write a blog that puts you at the center, writing about things you want to read. For instance, a blog about how to make you a better writer. A hilarious yet serious & to-the-point book reviews that tell you weather or not a book is worth your time or not.
Writing a book is hard work, but I feel so strongly about this endeavor & I cannot wait to get to know you all through my journey into publication & beyond!
I have been writing ever since I can remember, I still have raggedy old spiral notebooks filled with Lord of the Rings fan-fiction & a Spider-man spin-off that occupied my mind for hours on end. I have had the idea for “The Mark of Creation” in my head for almost a decade, & as slow as a turtle I developed the story itself along with all the characters that I have grown to love. My day job includes beings a licensed hair and makeup artist, & I work for a major cosmetics company. I’m so blessed that my job allows me the time to write & follow this dream of mine. Therefore, I always seem to come right back to it. I can’t let it go, so I might as well make it happen.
My official writing accolades are…non-existent. I didn’t go to college for writing. I don’t have any actual experience in the industry or know anyone who does. I’ve only ever published a short story where the website went down and never returned, so…that’s not what you’ll get from me. What I do have is my life long passion for writing. I didn’t know how to write a novel when I actually sat down to write it. I was so lost and confused that I had to face the fact that I had no idea what the hell I was doing. You can be a great writer with a fantastic voice (much like myself) and have no clue how to write a decent story. Why? Because storytelling is a CRAFT. It’s a formula that has been done, properly and improperly, since humans first came to understand language. It is something you learn, and that’s what I did. I took years out of my life and devoted them to learning this craft, and now I’m no longer wondering around in the dark, lost and confused. I know exactly where I’m going, and now I’m here to pay it forward and lead you through the forest, too.