A girl in Utah, who has by no means been to Canton, determined her first novel could be set in Cherokee’s county seat.
Utah writer Amy Michelle Carpenter launched her first e book, “Turning into Human,” on Dec. 8, a sci-fi/fantasy novel that tells its story by way of the lens of three totally different species residing in Canton.
Carpenter, who’s a fan of each fantasy and science fiction, mentioned the concept to put this kind of story in Canton got here from her time residing in Georgia as a child.
“I lived in Augusta for a yr as a child as a result of my dad was within the army,” she mentioned. “Out of the entire locations he was stationed, I might say probably the most magical place to stay for me was Georgia. So with a e book with a lot magic, intrigue, and thriller, I assumed Georgia could be an ideal setting. Not all of it takes place in Canton, however a superb portion of it does.”
Carpenter mentioned she knew the story wanted to be advised in Georgia, however she wasn’t certain the place. That’s when she determined that, as a result of the characters within the e book make a visit to Atlanta, the setting wanted to be within the Metro Atlanta space. She chosen Canton after doing analysis on town.
“I selected Canton as a result of it’s a metropolis that isn’t too huge or small, and there are many nice housing choices I discovered when researching town to select from for the protagonist to stay in,” she mentioned. “I discovered one home particularly that caught my eye to function his dwelling. I additionally actually love the historic nature of town, in addition to the companies, woods, and the general feeling of the world.”
All three of the protagonists within the story attend Sequoyah Excessive College, with the character Carter being a member of the college’s swim group. Together with Sequoyah, different options of town had been included within the novel as nicely.
“A number of the websites from Canton and Georgia that I embody within the e book are Hickory Creek, Cheeseburger Bobby’s, varied homes that I noticed in my analysis of town, after which SkyView Atlanta as nicely.”
Carpenter mentioned lots of analysis of Canton and Atlanta went into telling this story, together with researching the linguistics of the south, particularly Georgia, to make sure the dialect within the e book was as correct as attainable.
One writer who learn the e book mentioned that it has a southern really feel to it, in addition to an ideal description of the setting and surroundings.
“The distinct southern setting actually grounds this huge sci-fi story about aliens and makes it relatable,” writer Ruth Mitchell mentioned.
The novel follows three protagonists, Carter, Kokab, and Ags. Carter is a human who doesn’t consider in aliens, however winds up discovering out that the woman he has fallen for is able to unusual feats. Kokab is an alien that comes from a planet the place there are not any feelings and selections are made for her. In the future, her species faces extinction, and he or she should go to Earth to persuade mankind to let her species immigrate. To ensure that this to occur, she has to grasp how people suppose and really feel. If she fails, her sort will invade Earth.
The opposite protagonist, Ags, is an alien who comes from a planet that defends different planets all through the galaxy. Ags, who seeks to grow to be the guardian of Earth, is obsessive about people. When she finds out a couple of attainable invasion of Earth from Kokab, she turns into suspicious of her and tries to cease Kokab’s species from coming to Earth.
“The essential premise of this story is three totally different species should embrace one another to avoid wasting all of humanity,” Carpenter mentioned.
“Turning into Human” was revealed by way of Immortal Works in Utah and is offered at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Carpenter’s web site at www.amymichellecarpenterwrites.com.