Let's face it, the subject matter isn't your typical happily every after kind of thing. Chrissie goes on a gritty and raw life journey in the Half Shell Series. But here she is, 3 books out, with the final book in June to complete her story, and people are reading the series. Emailing me. Sending messages:"These characters are like my friends." "Amazing Series."And posting truly lovely reviews.
I have had offers to buy the book, but always linked to an "Can you completely rewrite Chrissie. Make her more like Ana." Ah, if I wanted to write ANA I would, but I don't. This is the land of non-hallmark happily ever after. Really, there has to be somewhere for messed up non-hallmark girls like me to go find a book. You can find them in my book collection.
As I work to complete the final book, The Girl in the Comfortable Quiet~releasing June 2015~ I'm getting a little misty and sad. I started my Indie journey with Chrissie and a part of me doesn't want to let her go. But it's time for a new girl, a new series, The Sand & Fog Series, and while I'm genuinely enjoying writing about Kaley Stanton, the challenges she faces in our modern time, it' still hard to say goodbye to Chrissie. She's come to age as a woman in the The Half Shell Series and with her, I had my coming of age as in Indie Author. We're sort of besties, doing this journey together. She's like my most trusted friend and wing-man.
Silly, I know. She's a book character...or is she?
As ever I wish you Peace.