It’s amazing where a question can lead. All of my books generally begin with a question that splinters into a myriad of such questions. Each answer only demands another answer. Untold Tales began with a question that a reader asked me shortly after A Thread in the Tangle was published: How did Oenghus bond with the emperor’s nymph? As with every story, I have a vague idea of where it’s going. Its akin to glimpsing a fog shrouded mountain far off in the distance. I simply start walking there, with no idea of the valleys and rivers I might encounter. But I’ve learned to trust my feet, or in this case, my pen to overcome any obstacles. And on the journey, I take in the sights, I enjoy the countryside and relish the challenges.
Writing is a journey. It requires determination, stamina, and a nimble mind. Every story is exhilarating, and I have to finish, because until I reach the top of that mountain, I have no idea what I’ll find at the top.
Untold Tales started with a question and ended with answers that will likely leave you, my dear readers, with even more questions. But that is good, because it promises another journey for a later date. The newest book, soon to be released (probably at the end of the week), in the Legends of Fysta series is a novella that precedes the events of A Thread in the Tangle. It’s probably the only love story that involves maggots. You can read the first chapter here.
I’ll be sure to announce its release at end of the week. I hope you all enjoy it! Meanwhile, I’m off to start the next Ravenwood Mystery. Bel and Riot have been restless, and now, after the story has been brewing in the back of my mind for these last months, a single line has boiled over the top:
There was a tap on his window.
I’m eager to discover where this path leads and what mountain I’ll climb next.