Melissa Lenhardt$27.99 $25.75
I started this novel after I finished Heresy. I needed a palette cleanser, something completely different than the historical fiction I'd been writing for 2+ years. This isn't as fluffy as I hoped, but oh I love Nora and Sophie so, so much. I hope you do, too.
My first published novel. I know, I know, lots of people hate the ending. I honest to God thought it wasn't a cliffhanger.
After finishing Stillwater, 40K words of The Fisher King flowed out of me like a spring river. This book was easier to write because I knew the who, what, when, and why from the beginning. But, I'm not going to lie: mysteries are hard.
My most difficult book to write, by far, and my best work. I wrote this while struggling with depression, and a fair amount of anger at the world. So, of course I choose to structure it as three narratives along with found documents, a podcast, notes from a suffragette meeting, newspaper articles, and histories of the Old West. Let me clear up any confusion right now: THIS BOOK IS 100% FICTION. But I love that the idea that men would erase women from history because they were better than them is so realistic some readers swear this is a true story.
The first manuscript I finished, the second novel I published. The asked, "can this be a three book series" and I said, "yes, yes it can." Reader, it was a standalone.
No new author in their right mind turns down a three book series. Then I realized I had to write it. My writing mentor said, after listening to me freak out, "Write a chase book. There the easiest books in the world to write. So I did."
Then came number three. I took a pretty big risk with the cliffhanger at the end of Blood Oath but I think it really paid off with Laura's character growth in this one. It was a lot of fun to write, and two three of my favorite characters of the series, besides Laura and Kindle, are in this book.