I'm excited to announce the rerelease of my Young Adult Whispering Woods series. I love this story. The Waiting Booth was my debut novel and is dear to my heart. I still think about these characters way more than a normal person should. It's the story of Mia Taylor, a girl with a special talent for sensing portals and her quest to find her missing brother. There are other characters who need their own stories, so maybe I'll get back to writing them some day. If you've read the books, you'll know I might be talking about Arizona! Oh, and Austin...he needs his own book as well.
I have been lucky to get a reversion of rights to the entire series. What does that mean? I was able to publish them under my own imprint. When I decided that I wanted to do this, I had several meetings over lunch with my son who is a graphic artist. He'd already worked for me on some other covers. Still, if he couldn't nail this concept for the Whispering Woods series, I knew I'd contract another artist.
I told him that my first covers were nice, but I really felt I needed more of a sci-fi feel. I loved the colors of the first covers, and I wanted a saturation of colors on these. Why? The main character has a world that explodes with colors because she is a synesthete. For Mia, music, voices, and all sound comes across in waves of color.
The Whispering Woods covers give the reader a real feel for the story, a glimpse of the characters, a promise for something magical. I love them. I so want to hang them on my refrigerator, but my son says we are way past that stage. Instead, you can click here if you want to see more of his work.
The Waiting Booth is $.99 right now. The day after I uploaded them, I offered it for free on Sunday only to see if anyone was interested in a portal-sensing high school girl. I had over 1,500 downloads. :) I decided to keep the price low and give people a chance to try it.
#FREE ALERT--Tomorrow on Oct 23rd, Whisper of Memory (Bk2) will be free for a day. You can download The Waiting Booth today, grab Whisper of Memory since it's free on Thursday. Continue the journey with Watcher of Worlds (Bk3) and you'll have the entire series for less than $4.00. SCORE!
Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited? You can borrow the entire series on Amazon.
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THE WAITING BOOTH / WHISPER OF MEMORY / WATCHER OF WORLDS
The Waiting Booth
A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal...
Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High—find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia’s drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it’s no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But when Regulus reveals that he knows Mia’s secrets, she begins to wonder if there’s more going on than she thought...and if she was wrong to trust him...