I have a whole bunch of new projects in WIP. Six to be exact. And since my series cross over each other, I'm not saying goodbye completely to Chrissie and Alan. They get to run across the page in my prequel to the Sand & Fog Series, Broken Crown, and it's going to be fun, but still it's not the same as having them run amuck in the Half Sell Series.
I've put my Chrissie through a lot. I'm so grateful to my wonderful readers for sticking with Chrissie through some really rough times. She lives those moments lots of us women do, whether we admit it or not. And somehow in her beautiful messiness, she finds happily ever after...well, she finds it my way. And I am excited about my new girl, Kaley Stanton--The Girl of Sand & Fog--and what she's going to do in the Sand & Fog Series. New Generation. New Decade. New set of challenges women face.
Part of the fun of having books series that are generational--"The Girl" as the main character in each book is the mother from each generation--is showing how time/culture/experience changes these young women decade to decade. And it also proves the constant, that the issues of women really don't change from generation to generation. What changes is how we see them and face them.
Readers have been asking me, why title the books "The Girl"? Because it's my party and I want to...well no, not exactly. Each girl represents something different to me. There are exactly 9 girl books in my collection. And when I'm done with Kaley, there will be no more. Unless I have a granddaughter to join my grandson. Then I might have something more to say about women in the next generation.
Remember each book in a series is a different story. All the books together in a series tell a different story. And read all the series you get a different story as well. It really takes all 3 series, reading them, to get my message about women, and why Chrissie is the center of my fictional universe. Pretty much like life, if we could ever truly got to know all that happens around us off page.
As ever I wish you Peace.