Muncy resident publishes first novel
MUNCY – It was by no accident that Casey Fry decided to write a fiction story and get it published, but rather a well thought out plan since she was ten years old. “I have always wanted to be a published author,” she stated.
When she was twelve, Fry won a writing contest sponsored by the James V. Brown Library in Williamsport. “It was a write and illustrate your own book contest,” she said. “I wrote every day.” Playing with words and characters, Fry said that she would create stories over and over. Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story, ‘Little Women’ was one of her primary inspirations. “I just loved the character Jo because she was a writer,” replied Fry.
It took two years for Fry to write her first novel, “DeathSpeaker: Hunt’, a story about an assassin and his target. It is the first book of a planned trilogy. The futuristic story focuses around a magic gem after the world was destroyed by a nuclear attack. It is a dark fantasy with some puzzling elements that will keep the story moving to the finish.
Obstacles confront the two main characters, Mortimer, who is a DeathSpeaker, and Ricker who is searching for the gem to save his world. Ricker stops being the hunter and soon becomes the prey. This is a good book for mature teens and adults according to Fry. “I am also doing a stand-alone fantasy novel for younger readers,” she said, “before completing the trilogy which shares a common theme of overcoming the past and living for the now and future.” The book is available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.
Fry is a 2006 graduate of Hughesville High School with a degree in Creative Writing from Bloomsburg University. She resides in Muncy and has written many fantasy, horror and science fiction stories. She is currently working on the second novel to DeathSpeaker. Fry is self published through Create Space owned by Amazon. She is employed at Muncy Bank and Trust.
Two more book signings are scheduled this weekend. Fry will be in downtown Williamsport for First Friday on December 7, and Saturday she will be going to Bowie, Maryland.
Her second novel ‘Dragon Circle’ can be followed online at caseyfry.weebly.com. She writes, “Buried miles beneath a museum, there is a circle of stones that keep two demons trapped. When the stones are broken and the demons escape, five children are forced to face a past lifetime, and find a way to save the world they live in now…”