Far From Heaven is available today from Samhain Publishing!
Wow, this day sort of sneaked up on me, but at the same time it feels like it took forever to get here. A lot of craziness has happened this year, which is why I’ve been majorly scarce on the blog and why Ghost & Macy are creeping along at a snail’s pace. (But, they are creeping; that’s the important part.)
Anyway, I’ll talk a little bit about FFH. This was one of those miraculous instances where the entire story unfurled in my head like a movie on fast-forward, start to finish, BOOM. I had the entire idea down to how it ended all mapped out within a couple minutes while I was driving home from work. There really isn’t much to say about where I drew my inspiration or anything, because the story was just…there. That, like, hardly ever happens to me. I’m usually a pantser through and through (but don’t think for one hot minute that any sort of outlining occurred. Perish the thought! I do well to *write* a freaking book–if I spent time on all that prep work, I’d never get started).
It was a year ago this month that I had the idea. Two days after I had this shiny new idea, I had a wreck and totaled my car. *sigh* Not fun. But I came out with barely a scratch, so there’s some good news. :-) Then more craziness ensued. Heck, who am I kidding? The craziness never stops around this place. But I finally got this book cranked out. I want to thank my wonderful editor, Linda Ingmanson, who really pushed me on this one to make it the best it could be, and who was there to bounce ideas around with me. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it in the end.
I hope you enjoy Ash and Madeleine. I can’t say it was all sunshine and rainbows writing these two–he is a demon, after all, and a pretty diabolical one at that–but I’m so happy I was given their story to tell.