A speculative YA novel set in late 1980s rural British Columbia. Paired with vintage stickers, jelly bracelets, and a canvas sneaker keychain to get you in the retro mood.
Story is suitable for readers 12+
Polly Michaels is trying to forget that her mom has cancer. She keeps busy at school and plods through a normal social life. Until a freak electrical storm and a unicorn appear in the orchard next to her house.
Sy’kai wakes on an orchard floor to the smell of rotting cherries and wet earth. She doesn’t know where she is—or what she is—but she knows something is hunting her.
Polly recruits her friends to find the mysterious creature she saw from her window while Sy’kai, a confused shape-shifting endling from another dimension tries to piece her mind back together. Once the human girls find Sy’kai (whom they nickname Psyche) the mystery unravels and the danger facing all of them comes into focus.
A gritty struggle ranges throughout the girls’ rural hometown and in the wild terrain around it. All while two questions hang over their heads. Can an alien deliver a miracle for a human mother? Can a group of teens defeat an interdimensional demon?
"This is an ambitious book with a great foundation, and I was very excited to get into it. I love the way relationships are presented in this book, and how they grow and change as the book goes on. At its core, this is a coming of age story for a teenage girl in a tragic situation." - Jenna Rideout
"The Electric Girl not only surprised me, it reminded me of what a difference an author’s skill makes. ... Hart tells her story by going back and forth between these two points of view.
Her prose is engaging and her approach is downright clever. The tale may be almost as old as time, but her characters remain likable and real. Even the alien. Actually, especially the alien." - Sherrie Cronin
"If you are into sci-fi or creatures from other realms or dimensions then I believe you are going to fall in love with The Electric Girl! One-click your copy of The Electric Girl today to begin this epic magical journey with some amazing characters and their new friend!" - Nancy (The Avid Reader)
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Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
My work is finished with either a microcrystalline jeweler’s wax or a hypoallergenic top coat. These finishes finish will wear off over time and metals may darken, particularly when exposed to moisture like sweat or skin oil. A polishing cloth will usually bring back the original shine.
Sleepless Storyteller metals should not be exposed to chemicals or remain submerged in water. Remove your jewelry before washing dishes, bathing or showering, sleeping, swimming, or playing sports.
A quick note on skin discoloration; this can happen while wearing copper and brass, particularly rings. While I always take the precautions listed above to protect both metal and skin, please be aware that it is possible and outside my control.
I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with my customers to create a truly unique piece of jewelry. In some cases a custom order requires a non-refundable 50% deposit before work begins.
If your requested design requires the purchase of stones or metals not already in my inventory, the deposit is needed to cover these costs.
Each Sleepless Storyteller order includes a basic cardboard jewelry box, for both protection and presentation.
If your order is a gift and you require a special gift box or wrapping paper, I would be happy to help. But as this is not a standard service I provide, I need a little notice to ensure I can accommodate your request.
Please contact me before purchasing to make arrangements if you prefer any extra packaging.
If you own or represent a boutique interested in carrying a selection of Sleepless Storyteller designs, I would be delighted to hear from you.
I have consigned with local BC shops in the past and I am always interested in opportunities to offer my work in a storefront setting.
If you've read my return exceptions, I'd like to elaborate on the point about intimate items. The item categories I don't accept returns on (apart from custom pieces) are Earrings and Ear Weights.
Many of my earrings are designed to be worn in or with modified piercings. As a modified person myself, I know the high hygiene standards expected in the body jewelry industry. So to guarantee that the earrings I sell have never been worn, I don't accept returns because I can't resell them.
In addition to this section and the return policy above, I include language about this ear hygiene commitment in every earring and ear weight listing.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any and all questions.
In the event of multiple orders placed within a 1-2 day window, to the same name and address, items will automatically be combined into one package for efficiency, unless otherwise requested. One less padded mailer means a smaller carbon footprint for your order. :)
If you place more than one order back-to-back with the same name and account, to the same mailing address and require the shipments to remain separate, please contact me and I would be happy to accommodate you.
Most of my jewelry includes a maker's mark. Depending on when the piece was made, you might notice a butterfly gear charm, a stamped butterfly gear, or a stamped one-eyed moth. My new logo also comes in two sizes.
I include maker's marks for a few reasons. First and foremost, I'm proud of my artwork. Secondly, logos and tags are touches I love to see on clothing and accessories I purchase from other artists. Lastly, it's just a branding choice.
My logo changed because my style and techniques evolved and I decided it was time for a new symbol. I also changed my name in 2022. I began selling jewelry in 2008 as Sleepless Storyteller. But when I added fiction to my shop, I felt that I needed a name to represent both art forms.