They center around three different women in different stages of life, and the impact their choices and influences make on those around them. The first one is based on Jane Austen's novel, Persuasion. The second tackles questions I have about myself... what if...?, and a character from the first book I just couldn't leave alone. The ideas for the third book began coming to me about 2/3'ds of the way into the second book, and I had Sleeping Beauty, and my oldest daughter, in mind when I wrote it. I know, wierd, huh? But, there it is. All three novels are inspired by the beauty of the area we live in... the Northern Rockies.
Here is some music for you. I listened to a lot of this as I was finishing up, and then found the songs for the player when I was done a few days ago. Just press pause on the player on the right if you want to listen to this one.
And to my family... you can all rest easy. The laundry is folded, and dinner is in the oven. And I'm so happy inside knowing I can feel a little bit more like who I really am, so I can teach you to find out who you really are.
P.S. Still waiting to hear from publishers on The Orchard. Carla says she thinks its a good sign and that they are at least looking at it maybe a little more closely. I feel the need to knock on wood. Done.