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Grief in Storytelling

I'm hard at work on STEALING THUNDER. The number 2 book in the Darkness Paranormal series that I'm writing. As in STEALING DARKNESS, this book deals considerably with grief. It's a recurring theme for most of my work, mostly because of the truth of the emotion. InSTEALING DARKNESS, the grief is over an unseen loss and how it relates to her own inability to save someone. But in STEALING THUNDER, the grief has several avenues. The first is Graham's coming to terms with the loss of his mother, a loss he thought he dealt with long ago. For Grace, it's watching a friend slowing fading away. And for a little girl, it's dealing with the grief of watching her mother die and knowing there's no way to stop it.

People automatically think that grief is something that happens after death. But in fact, from the moment we realize the finality of a situation we are forced to deal with our own mortality, and the inevitability of loss. I've often heard people say that i…

IT'S HERE...

WoW!
Just in case you haven't heard the shouts of joy from your corner of the world... here is my cover for my January release from Five Star Expression and it's beautiful! Believe me, the picture doesn't do it justice. There is such depth to the pictures that it's truly a beautiful cover. The cover Gods were good to me and in thanks I offer great amounts of chocolate as an offering :)

There is still a quote that is going to go on the cover, but basically it will remain the same. You only need to read the book to realize just how well the cover fits, both in tone and content, or how much it makes me think of home.

Enjoy!

Teagan

I have a confession...

...I've become a Sci-Fi channel junkie. This is a new addiction. Up until recently the only show that I watched continually on the channel was the Ghost Hunters show. But they've added some interesting new shows to the line up this years, shows that make a writer like me say "OOOOOOHHHHHH!".

Dead Like Me... a show about the grim reaper. Sounds uplifting, doesn't it? It's about a girl who is killed when a piece of the space shuttle (a toilet seat) falls from space and hits her. Instead of moving on after death she becomes a part of a group of grim reapers whose job it is to collect souls from those are newly deceased. Doesn't exactly sound like light entertainment, but there are so many great facets to the show and so many possible opportunities for the characterst that I am literally kicking myself and wishing that I had somehow seen this kind of story.

The second show that I've seen bits and pieces of is Dark Angel with Jessica Alba. Despite the fact t…