This young adult fantasy started as one book and quickly turned into so much more as the story unfolded. The framework for a prequel revolving around Ryland and Kaia is already being sketched out. The sister relationship between Ana, Crystia, and Kaia was the driving force when I started writing the first book, although I didn’t fully realize it at the time. This story was bouncing around in my head for thirteen years before I decided to commit to putting pen to paper. It blossomed considerably during that time. The free-spirited sister of my protagonist captured the spirit of my real sister, bringing her to life in my story as the character Crystia. It may come as no surprise that I use music as inspiration. I currently have an incomplete soundtrack for the first two books consisting of 83 songs. That does not include character theme songs. Yep, I listened to a plethora of music while writing this particular story. I had the character Dohlan walking one path through the story, but he explained to me that it wasn’t going to be that simple. As a result, his character arc changed considerable. You’ll have to wait and see where that takes us.
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