I finished my second novel, House of Diamonds, and it's being reviewed by the editor for the second time. I believe I may have another set or two of revisions and then we can call it good. I hope so. I feel really good about this one. Here's the handle (And thank you to some fantastic blogging friends for helping me pull it together): "Two sisters, one facing opportunity the other tragedy. Can their bond endure?"
It's written about things experienced by my sister and I (Cindy and Marcie in the books) at a particular time in our lives. I wouldn't call it an autobiographical novel, because I make so much stuff up. But the background comes from true experiences. I wrote it because I wanted to tell this story:
When the lives of two sisters take a much different course than expected
When one sister is on the verge of realizing her lifelong dream and the other faces a terrible tragedy
To give a voice to a beloved baby who had none
To show the incredible power that comes to families when they pull together to overcome challenges. At these times, a house of pain can become a house of diamonds.
House of Diamonds is up on Goodreads if you want to add it to your to-read shelf. (hint hint).