Happy Mother's Day!
My own mother passed away December 11th, 2014. The tragedy was devastating for me and reflects in various facets of my second book PRINCE OF THE VALE, such as plot development and the dedication featured in the beginning of the book.
My mother was a lover of fantasy and stories. She read my book in a single day while waiting around with me for my college orientation. When I had returned with my dad from the campus tour, I remember how she had the finished book closed in her lap as she began wagging a disapproving finger in my face because of the arguable cliffhanger my first book ARCHER OF THE LAKE ended with. It was supportive and encouraging. She had expectations, and after enduring 24 hours of labor and missing the premiere of the X-Files series finale for my birth, I had better meet those expectations. She enjoyed my story and was excited about its characters.
However, although I had shared various working ideas for the sequel with her, she never had the experience of reading it. She passed away a few months after that, and the event was so devastating, so depressing that it took a while for me to get back to work on the next book. But, I finally finished and had it ready for publication for the year anniversary of her death, December 11th, 2015.
In honor of this holiday and the others I will no longer be able to share with her, I have placed PRINCE OF THE VALE on sale for $0.99 for an extended period of time. She was not able to enjoy this story, but I hope you do in her stead.
"In loving memory of
Lady Kimberly Michaels,
the Fairy Singer and this era's Tragedy.
I love you, Momma."