This year has been a momentous one for me on a very personal level. I've settled into a new home, returning to California, the state of my childhood, but also leaving behind friends and family who mean the world to me.
It's been scary. It's been amazing. It took courage that I wasn't sure I had. And humor. Lots of humor. Sometimes when you dig deep it makes you laugh.
In the midst of this chaos I reconnected on Facebook with a friend from Jr. High School. We got together and were 14 again. Sweet. The one thing I've learned is that change takes time. You can't rush friendships or family relationships. They flow organically, dependent on the energy one expends.
And I have expended plenty of energy. So far I've joined an amazing Zumba class, a more amazing romance writers group, an opera company, (on the tech end), and a church choir, (because I love to sing.) These are all places where new friendships might incubate, then flower. Who knows? I'm willing to wait.
What remains constant is my love of writing, specifically the telling of Jackie and Garrett's story. Although book seven will temporarily be the final one in their tale, they will be recurring characters in Charlie's story. I might continue their saga after I finish Charlie's. It's too far ahead to say for sure, but then they have a long future ahead of them.
In book seven, Jackie's faced with a gut wrenching decision. Threatened by a powerful foe, will she send her teenaged child somewhere truly safe, possibly ruining the alliance she and Garrett have worked so hard to build? Or will she send him with her allies where he could still be in danger? Or will she comply with the demands of her enemy? If you've read the books, I think you know what Jackie decides.
Book seven is written in four points of view! It's crazy, but it keeps me on my toes. It will be out by November, 2013. If you'd be interested in an ARC ebook let me know on the contact form why you'd like one. I'll pick ten readers and send it out before the release date.
Thanks and happy reading!
A theatre major in college, Gayle's spent many joyful hours working as a stage manager, production manager and costume designer for several different New York and California community theatre companies. Working with the Staten Island Children's Theatre has been her favorite occupation, as she's enjoyed watching the kids grow from little squirts in the chorus, to talented performers taking on leading roles.