Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Beginnings

As summer comes to an end and fall seems within sight, it's hard not to think about new beginnings. Although September in North Carolina is still very hot, even the faintest hint of cooler weather reminds me that the seasons are changing. My daughter starts a new year of preschool this week, bringing with it a lot of excitement and some additional time for me to work on Perilous Light.  Book two picks up about a year after Beckoning Light ends, and while the characters are of course still dealing with the aftermath of the events of the year before, they are also experiencing their own new beginnings. I'm about 1/4 of the way through the first draft and I look forward to sharing the next chapter of Charlotte and Kevin's story with everyone this Spring.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

There are some good things in life you can get for less than a dollar...

On Monday Beckoning Light will have been out for a month. It's been wonderful sharing the story with so many people, and I have loved hearing all of the feedback. In an attempt to expand my audience further, I have decided to lower the price on the e-book for a limited time to .99 cents. Be sure to tell your friends :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011


I woke up at four in the morning on Friday with an idea I just couldn't wait to write. It was a scene with Charlotte back in Energo after more than a year away. Charlotte, as usual, is full of a variety of different emotions, and is trying to come to terms with changing environments. As bleary eyed and exausted as I was, I could relate to Charlotte.

I'm no stranger to moving. Since graduating high school I've lived in three different cities and even more apartments and homes. Each move involves the unavoidable packing and unpacking, perfectly situating furniture and finding a place for way too many things. A move also requires finding a new place to write. Even when using the same computer and desk, it still feels strange to sit facing a different wall, or looking out a new window. It's been two weeks since my family moved into a new home, and I'm still getting used to the setup. With all the change, it sure feels good to be working with some familar characters.