Two brothers’ destiny rests on an ancient prophesy, and one woman is the key to unlocking their powers.
This is the story told in “Wings of Shadow, Wings of Light,” a novel from the mind of alumna Caitlynn Lowe. It is just one of three novels that the 2010 English graduate hopes to publish.
“I never thought of myself as a writer before I came to college,” Lowe said. “(But now) I just really enjoy it.”
During her time at Huntington University, Lowe penned “Wings” along with another novel tentatively titled, “Voices.” It’s a story of two friends who meet a girl from the sea. Their journey unravels as the friends try to unlock this mysterious girl’s past while learning about their own circumstances and troubles. Also, she recently wrote a fantasy/sci-fi novel titled, “Building Mechanical Wings.”
Novels were a new adventure for Lowe when she came to HU. Writing had been a part of her life — even her sister writes — but she had never thought of it as a career opportunity. In fact, she came to HU with plans to enter the digital media arts program.
“I was always interested in telling stories. … I always had ideas in my head, but I never took pen to paper,” she said. “That was too tedious.” It was the professors in the English department who cultivated a passion for writing. It began with short stories and matured into 200-page novels.
“It’s a lot of fun, especially when I’m telling people about it,” Lowe said about her novels. “It’s nice. I get a lot of support from my professors.”
As of right now, the books are not yet published, but she’s hoping they will be within the next year. She’s currently working on revisions and other edits.
“I’m hoping that I’ll have a complete enough manuscript to start sending off to prospective publishers sometime next year, but I’ll have to wait and see,” Lowe said.
For the time being, Lowe is doing freelance writing while she searches for a full-time position.
“I’ve also decided to take my life as a writer as seriously as possible now — a decision I’m feeling pretty good about — so I’m trying to stay positive and look forward to what life may bring,” she said.
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