New Project...

About a month ago I took on the task of writing a Nocturne Bite (a paranormal short ebook for submission to Harlequin). I liked the idea of writing something short, basically 40-60 pages and also taking the opportunity to combine the two genres that up until now I've been writing separately. Paranormal. Suspense. I won't go into great detail about it because... frankly, it still under submission at harlequin. But also, because the story is intensely personal to me. When I say paranormal I get a lot of people who think I write werewolves and vamps. Sorry, none of those in my stories. But there are characters who are having a hard time dealing with their own personal demons. Or in this case, they are dealing with the "gift" of pyschic abilities. I wrote the first story in less than 4 days. This is remarkable, even for me because I tend to write in rapid bursts that will accumulate quickly. When this happens I try to get as much as I can on the page (or screen) because when it hits it's a gift of it's own. The first story takes place in a lakeside town in Maine. Kind of an odd place to set what is supposed to be a high tension paranormal. I have taken on the task of writing the next in the series of sisters that I have created. This one takes place in another of my favorite locations, the mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville. Even more surprising to me is that the hero came to me as a Cherokee Indian. Since then, I've been busy trying to research the Cherokee beliefs. I want so badly to make sure that I do justice to their legacy. Interestingly enough, the more that I research it the more that I see a definite similarity between the Cherokee spiritual beliefs and my own Celtic background. Both are nature based, both believe heavily in a matriarchal society (or a society that at least elevates it's women to a place of honor). Each believe heavily in the elements of nature playing a major role and they both believe in little people. That can't be a bad thing.

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