Sunday, September 11, 2011

Oh, the Obscurity

I realize some of you must be frustrated with me. I've been going on and on about how I've started writing, yet most of you have no clue what I'm even writing about. This is your lucky break. Today, I will share the big secret. This is actually the query for my first book--the letter I will send to agents once I'm satisified my book is ready to be let loose on the world.

Book One is called Forbidden. And here's what it's about...

When seventeen-year old Ivy Hines envisioned her engagement with Mr. White—the most eligible gentleman in Jefferson, Texas—she never imagined a corpse would be in the room. The corpse of his dead bride. She never thought Mr. White would pull the engagement ring off the cadaver’s finger—a ring that would leech her spirit into Mr. White’s soul and cause him to live forever.  Christian, her pa’s hired help, showed up almost in time to stop the engagement. But he really didn’t need to. Ivy controlled the situation. She plunged a knife into Mr. White’s heart. Seemed like a simple solution. She just wished she’d known Mr. White could only be killed with one weapon—Cherubim’s flaming sword. In three days Ivy will become Mr. White’s next bride. She trusts Christian to help her find the blade, but he’s not telling her everything. He knows secrets about the sons of Adam and Eve, of two brothers who found the forbidden fruit and have been alive for centuries. Next time, Ivy will make sure she knows Mr. White’s true identity—the world’s first murderer.

Back to School and Sequoia Turns Four

The kids went back to school and Sequoia turned four--we have a lot to celebrate.

This is Phoenix and Sequoia on the first day of school. They were both excited. I was nervous, especially for Sequoia. She's the youngest in her class. After praying about it, I felt like sending her to pre-k would be the best thing to do. It took a leap of faith, but I let her go. After I picked her up from school, her teacher said she did really well. And Sequoia loved it. In true Sequoia fashion, she told me what all the other girls in her class were wearing, how their hair looked, and what color her teacher's toe nails were.

Yes, we'll have trouble in about ten years from now.

Sequoia had some assistance blowing out her candles--Phoenix plus army men.

Sequoia is wearing her favorite birthday present--her new clothes.

I mentioned we'd have trouble in a few years, right?

And to be fair, here is a picture of my big two-year old, Bridger, who is now my big buddy during the day. He has me all to himself.