Today we are beyond excited to welcome Amy Sousa to the Patchwork Press family. Amy has been telling awesome stories for a while now on Wattpad, and we’re so thrilled to be able to  help her share her stories with an even bigger audience moving forward! Welcome!

img_2773Amy is a Canadian YA Fantasy Author who grew up in Toronto. She is also an Honours Communication Studies student in her senior year of university. Amy started writing when she was 11 years old and posted her first story on the Sims Resource, and several years later discovered Wattpad. She has accumulated over 3 million online reads between all of her stories including Once Upon A Tear.  Her other hobbies include Greek mythology, makeup, and making stickers for her life planner. Amy also has a mild obsession with dogs and will ask anyone who has one if she can pet them.

A message from Amy: Hello! I’m Amy and I’m super excited to be a part of Patchwork Press! Writing is my biggest passion and my heart lies in the fantasy genre. I love creating new worlds and creatures, while incorporating existing ones. Once Upon A Tear was my first fantasy book and continues to be my most loved. I plan my stories as extensively as I plan out my days (I’m pretty much Monica from Friends when it comes to being a control freak). I really hope you love Once Upon A Tear even a fraction of how much I do!

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Terror. Callousness. Denial. Rebellion. How the four teenage children of leaders in the duchy and the neighboring empire of Hanaobi choose to adapt to their nefarious parents’ whims is a matter of survival.

Rohesia, daughter of the duke, spends her days hunting “outsiders,” fugitives who’ve snuck onto her father’s island duchy. That she lives when even children who resemble her are subject to death hardens her heart to tackle the task.

Fastello is the son of the “king” of the raiders who steal from the rich and share with the poor. When aristocrats die in the raids, Fastello questions what his peoples’ increasingly wicked methods of survival have cost them.

An orphan raised by a convent of mothers, Cateline can think of no higher aim in life than to serve her religion, even if it means turning a blind eye to the suffering of other orphans under the mothers’ care.

Kojiro, new heir to the Hanaobi empire, must avenge his people against the “barbarians” who live in the duchy, terrified the empress, his own mother, might rather see him die than succeed.

When the paths of these four young adults cross, they must rely on one another for survival—but the love of even a malevolent guardian is hard to leave behind.

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About Amy McNulty

amy2Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently writes professionally about everything from business marketing to anime. In her down time, you can find her crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.