What happens when an ordinary girl writes the book of her dreams?
I did everything I hoped to accomplish with Carly's and Ryan's story. They are happy. They are in love. And I have to move on.
I feel like I'm abandoning my friends, these two wonderful people who have been such a part of me for the last two years. How can I move on, when I feel so firmly implanted in their world? But how can I live in that world, when there are so many more stories to write?
And yet, how can I not? How can I leave their story where it now stands, without writing about their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren? As much as I have loved writing about Carly & Ryan, so too do I want to get to know their family. I know that sounds strange, getting to know these fictional characters, but you have to understand, they are a part of me and I, a part of them.
I'm working on Peregrine, an entirely different style book. It's third person POV, it's not Christian Chick Lit, and it's not intended to be funny or cute. It's a little less innocent, as if my characters are growing up. It seems like just yesterday they were just baby ideas, newly formed in my brain, traveling so quickly from conception to the birth of my first novel, Breathless. Now, my latest characters are all grown up, leading adult lives and moving forward in ways I had never imagined possible when I began writing Breathless.
Peregrine stars Elle, one of Carly's best friends, but the two girls could not be more different. She's dealing with her own life this time, a good reason for her marked absence from Carly's day-to-day life in Sleepless. I hope you will enjoy her story, embrace her as you have embraced Carly & Ryan, and get to know Stavros as a new addition in my world.
As always, happy reading!