So many great stories: Sticks by Karl Edward Wagner. We learn more about the Council, the governing body that oversees the Children of Endor.
I used that information to develop the Book of Endor, the guiding text of the witches of Gideon.Lauren Reardon turned out to be an outdoorsy woman–she hikes, kayaks, camps in the backwoods.I took a novel writing course, then started attending writers conferences and science fiction-fantasy conventions. John Le Carré, for his characterizations and descriptions.Tried writing short stories, but they always seemed to expand like wetted sponges–writing short is very difficult for me. Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld books, for his ability to define a character with a single thought or action.A strange man is stalking her, appearing everywhere she turns, and those who try to help her end up dead.
Neither a shadowy enemy nor her own fear are going to prevent her from solving the mystery of her father—and unlocking the secrets of her own life.I enjoyed writing Blaine, the Big Bad, because writing the baddie lets me be the absolute worst–totally self-centered, not caring about anyone or anything except one’s own aims. I enjoyed writing Connie Petersbury more and more as she evolved.She was difficult in the beginning because she had been through so much, but she had her moments when she got to be crafty, then strong.I wanted to start at the beginning, at the first significant incursion. Vampires and werecreatures were all over the place at the time I started developing this story, while witches weren’t as prevalent.I hoped that a story about them would be more likely to sell.Imagine being an active, healthy, BEAUTIFUL 22 year on in the prime of your young adult life and 2 weeks before your 23 birthday you receive the most scary, life-altering diagnosis that anyone could possibly receive…Cervical Cancer stage IIIB.