Getting this book onto Amazon has been an absolutely terrifyingly heartpounding ride. It's been a whole year of ups and downs, editing, fussing, getting it done. You can get it here:
I think...I feel a little like throwing up. I know, too vivid isn't it? But I am seriously excited. I still know very little about the whole publishing process and making sure the book had the right names on it, the right cover, etc was painful. There are still errors I'd like to fix, but in the end I had to let it go, I had to put it out there or I knew, I never would. There is a point at which all baby birds have to leave the branch and seals have to learn to swim right? Just so with authors. Eventually we have to throw out books out into the wild and hope that the rabid readers don't tear them to shreds.
People have asked me where the characters came from. In all honesty, I don't know. They just showed up one day while I was doing dishes in my kitchen and refused to leave until I listened to their story. They've been doing that since I was little. Others call them magical friends or invisible/imaginary playmates. I call them characters.
The story's origins are easier to understand. All I had to do was pay attention, take a walk, listen to the people around me, and wonder what would happen if a woman who was completely in control suddenly wasn't so in control anymore. Where everything that had a place became jumbled and she found she needed to get back on track.
Now that I'm finished telling Sam's story, I can go on and concentrate on other things now. Like what to call this next NaNo monstrosity! Elves and bats and undead..oh my.