Thank you to Christine Potter for hosting me today! this was my first experience writing a post in exchange with another author and it was fun! Check out the post about how my childhood travels inspired Book of Angels and NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES, with photos and everything. The photo featured here is the 17th century Swiss castle I lived in as a child.
Join Sera and the Night Angels as they continue their search for the Secrets to the Origins of Life.
View from my balcony right now as I write! Lake Arenal, Costa Rica.
Here is an article I just published on my other blog, which I would also like to share here.
Almost time to reveal the cover for Book of Angels, volume II in the NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES!!!
Here are all the titles…as of right now:
Key of Mystery
Book of Angels
Cave of Secrets
Land of Talismans
Throne of Desire
Door of Destiny
It’s getting intense, I can tell you. I’ve pretty much finished Cave of Secrets and I am now working on Land of Talismans. Things are heating up in Oak Haven. Not mention underground…and across the world. And I’m in the perfect place to get inspired. Tropical paradise Costa Rica.
Book of Angels is soon to be released and I am thrilled to announce that it is an Editor’s Pick with my fabulous editor, Melissa Hosack, Evernight Teen. Find your way deeper into the secrets of the NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES with Volume II. Learn more about denizens. Do you know what they are?
“A denizen is a foreigner allowed certain rights in an adopted country.”
This is who the Night Angels are and who Sera and her brother Salem become. What, really, does it mean? How at home do you really feel you are in your world? Can you ever escape it for a better one? What is the price that you pay if you do?
I was recently in Bolivia for two months, finishing up Volume III, Cave of Secrets. Amazing experience. I found a fantastic boxing gym and became obsessed with the colonial churches. I wrote my first travel essay, Writing and Fighting in Sucre, and it will be published in http://www.gonomad.com soon! I had interviews published in The Missing Slate, http://themissingslate.com/2016/05/18/an-interview-with-my-world-project-founder-karen-hunt, Fantasy Lit Magazine, and Talk Supe.
How could I not be inspired for NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES when images such as this angel in Santa Clara Convent and Church surrounded me?
The month of June found me back in Los Angeles to catch up with my kids and to teach some kick boxing classes. I celebrated July 4th with friends in Calabasas, on a hill overlooking the San Fernando Valley, where so much of NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES takes place.
But traveling calls to me! I am in Costa Rica, on beautiful Lake Arenal, writing for three months. Who knows where this experience will lead me?
Above is the view on my run in the little pueblo where I live, my neighborhood. This place is inspiring me as I start to write Volume IV, Land of Talismans.
These books mean so much to me. They are entertaining but they also have a message of unity and they ask the most fundamental questions that all humans want to answer, and yet we cannot find the answer to these questions no matter how hard we search.
Now, as I write this, the tropical rain beats down on the roof and the sound is intense. Lightening strikes and clouds roll across the lake as if preparing for battle. I love this planet with all its diverse beauty. This planet is fine, it is humanity that is messed up! I hope these books can influence a new generation to unite and fight against oppression in all its forms. Travel the world. Find your path. Learn from those who seem different–discover how you are really all the same and celebrate the wonder and artistic expression of your differences. Speak your truth. Stand up against fear and manipulation.
As I quote Alexander Pope at the beginning of Book of Angels, “Aspiring to be gods, angels fell; Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.”
Cemetario General, Sucre. Where we all end up eventually. Little apartment buildings for the dead. Except that Sera escapes this fate. And finds herself embroiled in a curse greater than death.
Walking on the roof of San Filipe Nero Church, I found the answers to some of these questions…..which only led to more questions of a deeper nature. A beautiful journey. And not an easy one. But well worth it.
This is a cool event happening for the entire month of May. Key of Mystery is one of the featured books. There are give-aways, quizzes and more. Check it out!
Writing to me is more than sitting at a computer and obsessing about my stories. What I write about has been greatly influenced by my life experiences. And one of the most important influences has been travel. I’ve been traveling since I was a child and has many amazing adventures as a result. This led me to want to share the power of communication through art and words with children in remote areas around the world. This, MY WORLD PROJECT.
Check out the featured article in Expanded Universe. And please go to the MY WORLD PROJECT Facebook page to find out more about this important work with youth around the world.
Check Out my post on Talk Supe’s Blog!
In the 1930s, geophysicist Schufelt became obsessed with the LIZARD CITY, referred to in a Hopi legend and said to exist beneath Los Angeles.
Within the city lies a chamber with a tablet, upon which is written the Secrets of the Origins of Life. Whoever possesses the tablet will have the knowledge and power of God. The Los Angeles city council funded his search for the city. But just when Schufelt was about to reach his goal, he mysteriously disappeared.
Schufelt left behind a map. Both Sera and her enemy, Fabian Gore, have the map, and both are searching for the city. But Sera has a few aces up her sleeve.
She has the coordinates left to her by her father.
D 35; N 1; E 500; D 15; W10; S 237
And she is led, by an unlikely source, to the Book of Angels, which can only be read by the one who will become the 7th Angel, who will then have the power to open the door to the chamber.
Then, there is a young boy from the inner city who has a special gift for navigating the tunnels, and who attaches himself to Sera.
When Gore concocts a daring plan to kidnap the boy, Sera and the Night Angels must protect him, or he be lost to them forever, imprisoned in Gore’s sinister drug rehab center high above the Malibu coast, a places of padded cells, restraints and horrific medical experiments.
For centuries the “defense” of blind faith has driven nations to war, violence, discrimination, slavery, and to become the society of automatons that we are today; and for just as long, it has been justified with lies.
What would happen if someone discovered the Secrets to the Origins of Life and obtained the knowledge of God? Would this be a good or a bad thing? This is Sera’s dilemma as she follows where the Key of Mystery takes her… even to St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Desert, where the most Ancient One of all, Queen Ahhotep is kept prisoner in the Life Box. Who is feeding her power? If she escapes her revenge will be limitless. Truly, if she learns the knowledge of God, all will be lost.