Seventeen-year-old Milly has a huge problem on her hands. She is being bullied by Amelia Norris. Day in and day out, Amelia torments poor Milly and even threatens to hurt her in some way or another, but she can’t tell anyone—not a soul. Milly’s reasoning—she does not want anyone to know where her tormentor lives, for it is a place no one has ever been to before. The only thing they share in common is one thing. They both exist in the same body.

Milly is so disconnected from her past that she feels compelled to find out what truly happened to her when her parents were still alive. After a mysterious fire, she and Grandpa George move into Aunt Rachel's Victorian home where Milly then begins to unravel puzzling clues to her family history. Through dreams and scattered memories, Milly journals her breaking story, trying to cope by putting the shattered pieces back together, all the while resisting with her inner demon. Amelia is determined to cut Milly out of the real world—physically and mentally.

Milly starts to wonder who her real family is after stumbling across Aunt Rachel’s notebook—having the intuitive sense that something terribly awful is missing. All she had thought to be true now seems like a one big lie. Through the process of coping and understanding, Milly struggles to find peace, yet wonders if Amelia will someday get the better of her.


DISCONNECTED is a YA suspense novel of 35,000 words. I have provided contact information and samples of my writing. I look forward to hear from you, thanks for your time.