Hoover resident Jessa Garrett is celebrating the upcoming release of her first novel, titled “Timeless: The Becoming of a Teenage Witch.”
The story follows Emlyn Perry, who finds out after the passing of her mother that she has a secret lineage of Celtic magic in her past. As she accepts her magical powers, she becomes the target of a dark coven of witches.
The book is a young adult novel, and it is suited best for late middle school and high school students.
Garrett always wanted to be a writer, she said. When she was 14, she got the idea for “Timeless,” and she even wrote about 100 pages before she graduated high school in 2010. But then she went to Auburn University for journalism, got involved with community reporting in the Birmingham metro area, and didn’t have time to continue writing the book.
“I left it alone for quite a while,” she said. “And then one day, I decided I wanted to pick it back up.”
She started working on it again in 2016. She had to re-write a lot of what her younger self had written years ago, but Garrett said she stayed true to her original idea of a young girl who discovers that she has supernatural powers.
“I’m very excited about it,” she said. “I’m hoping that other people enjoy the book.”
The book is currently up for preorder and can be purchased on Amazon. The release is scheduled for Feb. 1.