Leavetaking

39th Day of Ripening Season, 342 years After Mourning Overcome with a bittersweet spirit, I write these words knowing they might be my last for a time. The temple and the bells of forgiveness continue to chime and I fear I can no longer in good conscience delay the matter further. I had originally thoughtContinue reading “Leavetaking”

Penance and Offerings

36th Day of Ripening Season, 342 years after Mourning The larders are haunted. Spirits, they say, and wraiths! The children here do not need lessons on death; they are familiar with that journey. Nevertheless, I have reminded them of your promises, Sisters. We read the descriptions of paradise in the holy book. We recite theContinue reading “Penance and Offerings”

Confessions of a Book Juggler

Confession time. I juggle books. I didn’t use to, but once I became a mom, I either had to learn to juggle, or go insane. I’m also generally suspicious of all non-jugglers if they claim they are married and have children. I’m lucky if I can get out of the house and remember both kids.Continue reading “Confessions of a Book Juggler”

Jakob’s Journal Update

As mentioned previously, I’ve stumbled across the personal notes of Jakob Borchain, one of the priests in Aramas. For those of you who’ve read Ashborne, you might have remembered his encounter with Riatha. (For those of you who haven’t, what are you waiting for?) As you’ll discover over the next few months, his part in Riatha’s story isContinue reading “Jakob’s Journal Update”

Jakob’s Journal Introduction

If you’ve stumbled across Jakob’s Journal for the first time, welcome. It’s a special section where, over the course of the next few weeks and months, you can read about an extraordinary series of events. A tale of doubt and anguish. A tale of grief and hope. You may cry. You may cheer. In the end, IContinue reading “Jakob’s Journal Introduction”

Publishing Launch Weekend

It all started Friday. My husband came home early from work just in time for me to grab a quick shower and get dressed for that rarest of events–an evening out with the gals. A small group of us met at a charming Greek restaurant and celebrated. The reason? I’ve written a book!

Title Change

Last week was an exciting week! We celebrated Easter, the kids ate a mountain of candy, my four-year-old son knocked out his two front teeth, and I received feedback from the first of my beta readers. The assessment? He thoroughly enjoyed the book and wants to know when the next one is coming out. WordsContinue reading “Title Change”