Treasa Prescott thinks she’s an alien. She doesn’t fit in with the preppy South
African private school crowd and feels claustrophobic in her own skin. Treasa
is worried she might spend life as a social pariah when she meets Gabriel du
Preez. Gabriel plays the piano better than Beethoven, has a black belt in
karate, and would look good wearing a garbage bag. Treasa thinks he’s perfect.
It might even be love, as long as Gabriel doesn’t find out she’s a freak.
As Treasa spends
time with Gabriel, she realizes she might not
love him as much as she wants to
be him, and that the reason she feels uncomfortable in her skin might have less
to do with extra-terrestrial origins and more to do with being born in the
boy Treasa imagines. He harbors dark secrets and self-destructive tendencies.
Still, Treasa might be able to accept Gabriel’s baggage if he can accept who
she longs to be.
is an author and peanut-butter addict from South Africa. She currently lives in
Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Although she
has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and
creating quirky characters. When not writing you can find her teaching dance
and music to middle-schoolers or playing in the snow with her shiba inu. She is rep’d by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.