Realm of the Lost by Emma Eden Ramos (Novella)
What happens when you die before your time?
Thirteen-year-old Kathleen “Kat” Gallagher has had it with her family. The eldest of three children, Kat feels trapped ever since her parents’ separated and she has had to take on more responsibility than she feels prepared for. Everything changes on a frigid morning in mid-December when an accident propels Kat into unfamiliar territory.
Stuck in the place where people go when they have died before their time, Kat must face obstacles she could never have imagined.
With the help of other young inhabitants of the Realm of the Lost, Kat learns the true meaning of friendship and family.
Praise for The Realm of the Lost
“Who would have thought that in that few pages one can make a magical, wonderful and well-written story?… I recommend this book. Most especially to children out there!”
“What a truly magnificent and unique plot and concept! Where do you go when you pass away too young? Emma Ramos has created a truly facinating and absorbing novella that leaves the reader pondering this question- characters and plot devices are spot on- fast moving and deeply moving, THE REALM OF THE LOST comes very highly recommended!”
“…Ramos offers the right balance of plot and description…allowing the suspense and tension to build to the twist.”
Author Emma Eden Ramos
Emma Eden Ramos is a writer and student from New York City. Her short stories have appeared in Stories for Children Magazine, The Storyteller Tymes, BlazeVOX Journal, and others. Emma’s novelette, Where the Children Play, is included in Resilience: Stories, Poems, Essays, Words for LGBT Teens, edited by Eric Nguyen. Three Women: A Poetic Triptych and Selected Poems (Heavy Hands Ink, 2011), Ramos’ first poetry chapbook, was shortlisted for the 2011 Independent Literary Award in Poetry. Emma studies psychology at Marymount Manhattan College.
PLEASE WELCOME EMMA TO BOOKHOUNDS!
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
The first book I read on my own was Get Lost, Becka by Shirley Simon. It’s a story I’d recommend for any child who has a new sibling.
2. What are you reading right now?
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain. It’s hysterical.
Living in New York City makes it rather difficult to grow a garden. My imaginary garden, on the other hand, is quite fertile. I grow everything from basil to pomegranate trees. I also have a Venus Flytrap. Who wouldn’t?
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
“Sampo.” I’d just finished reading The Kalevala and was curious to know what a sampo was. From what I gather, a sampo is a Finnish amulet. I wish I had one.
5. What makes you cringe?