I’m thrilled to announce that my new novel, Awakening, is now available for pre-order! It releases June 30th, which is only 7 days away (envision nail-biting here – except I don’t bite my nails 😉 I’m very proud of Awakening and completely nervous to hear what you all think of it. Awakening is set in modern times on the coast of Maine, a place my family and I visited two summers ago and cannot wait to visit again. Setting novels in locations I enjoy (like North Carolina where The Light Series partially took place) is one of the best parts about writing. I get to experience the sights, sounds, cooler temperatures of the locations I choose.
Awakening is the story of 17-year-old Siena as she wakes up to the realities of the spiritual world. The quickest way for me to explain the novel is to say it deals with spiritual warfare, but there is more to it than that. I didn’t just want to show the darkness that we often think of when we think spiritual warfare, I also wanted to show the good.
Siena’s world is fictional but as in all of my writings, I tried to make the events, while entirely fictional, still somewhat plausible. Meaning they could potentially happen. To do this, I drew from many books relating to the spiritual world, all sanctioned, if you will, by the Catholic Church. I could think of no better source for information than the entity that has been engaged in this battle for the last 2000 years.
I’m excited about all Awakening brings with it, and for the writing journey I have been on for the last 5 years. It has truly been a gift for me to meet all of my characters and tell their stories. Please join me in welcoming Siena to my fictional family! You can pre-order her story here.