My third novel, The Giving House, is now available. Getting to this point is somewhat like watching your grown child move out on their own. I’ve put in the blood, sweat, and tears and now it’s time to let the novel be independent. It’s not easy to let go because my characters are not fiction to me, they have sprouted to life from the page.
Harriet is a strong woman with a unique voice and I’ve enjoyed getting to know her. She finds herself and her strength through tragedy (as many of us do). What she does from there is inspirational, yet she still struggles with her choices, even on her deathbed.
You can enter the Goodreads giveaway or purchase your copy today on Amazon.
A little more about the book…
Harriet Jareck is dying. Cancer snakes through her brain, eradicating her short-term memory and her ability to recognize faces. It’s not looming death that scares her—she’s had a long life on the farm she loves. What she fears most is dying before she’s been forgiven for her worst sin. She’s dedicated her life to repenting for that sin, but she worries that it’s not enough. She feels called to tell the whole story—every disturbing detail—to seek forgiveness, not knowing who listens or whether she has enough time left in her to finish.
Release day has finally arrived. It’s been an intense journey to get here. Rewrites, revisions, and reality all coalesced to make this a much slower process than I had anticipated. But alas, we’re here and I’m ecstatic.
Read the blurb below and if you’re interested, it’s available on Amazon. (Please leave a review because writing careers depend on them.)
What if circumstances beyond your control made you question everything you believed about yourself and your life? This is what happens to Amy Clark. Her structured ways and reclusive tendencies offer her no protection against the changes to come.
Amy’s life begins to unravel after a fateful phone call. Her estranged father is dying. She returns to her childhood home in Northern Michigan to find that she can no longer control her life. Voices and hallucinations come uninvited and she is powerless to stop them. Even more terrifying, she experiences shocking visions about the lives of strangers that she encounters.
These glimpses into other people’s lives convince Amy that her sanity is slipping away. She struggles to understand if there is any meaning in her visions before they destroy her. She questions her choices and her path. Does she have the courage, or time, to change?