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Yes, the rumors are true. I am in the process of writing a previously-unplanned sixth book for the Dusk Gate Chronicles. The release date is to be determined, but it now has a title and a cover, thanks to the incredibly talented Mallory Rock.
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You know the birth gifts of the main characters — William’s gift of healing, Thomas’ of grace (or charm!), Quinn’s of leadership, but what are all the birth gifts given to royal children in Eirentheos and Philotheum? And who are some of the characters who have these gifts?
First Born: Leadership (Stephen, Quinn, Simon)
Second Born: Justice (Maxwell, Ellen)
Third Born: Hospitality (Rebecca, Charles)
Fourth Born: Healing (William, Nathaniel, Jacob)
Fifth Born: Grace/Charm (Thomas, Prince Jonathan)
Sixth Born: Influence (Linnea)
Seventh Born: Guidance (Joshua)
Eighth Born: Honesty (Daniel)
Ninth Born: Creativity (Emma)
Tenth Born: Stewardship (Alex)
Eleventh Born: Empathy (Alice)
Twelfth Born: Compassion (Sarah)
In honor of hitting 700 “likes” on my author Facebook page, I am giving away a $15 gift card of your choice — to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Spend it however you’d like! Enter below.Read More
There’s a reason mythical holiday mascots are limited to particular days.
Okay, I made that number up, but not the takeaway.
This year, I decided to try to be a little more fun for St. Patrick’s Day. My daughter is five, and she’s really into this stuff. So, on the night before St. Patrick’s Day, I found these adorable Leprechaun Traps online and we had all of the supplies, so we made them with some fun friends of ours. We were going to bait them with Lucky Charms, and then the next morning she’d wake up and find a note from the leprechaun saying she’d almost caught him, along with some gold chocolate coins for trying.
I had everything — except the gold coins. (Okay, and the little wooden hearts to make the shamrock on top, because we didn’t already have those in our buckets of craft supplies. But she doesn’t know it was supposed to have the shamrock, so…)
And here’s the thing. I’m a single mom. I can’t just go buy gold coins. Amazon and other online retailers save my life on a regular basis for other holidays, but I did not plan that well for St. Patrick’s Day and the gold coins.
So what do I do? I tell my daughter that we never know when the leprechauns might visit. Maybe it will be tonight, maybe it will be another night.
It doesn’t matter that she woke up the day after St. Patrick’s Day and found an adorable note written in green pen and some quarters — (I gave up on the idea of gold coins — she was just as happy).
Yup. Three days later and she’s still waking up every morning excited to go check her baited traps to see if she’ll actually catch one that doesn’t manage to escape.
I’m almost out of Lucky Charms. And quarters.
I am a little fond of the memories, though.
What would you sacrifice to find true love and save a kingdom?
For the first time ever, the beloved Dusk Gate Chronicles are together in one special boxed-set edition!
Quinn Robbins is about to go on an adventure that will change her life, and alter the future of two worlds.
This specially priced boxed set includes the first four books, which together tell the complete story of Quinn’s discovery of Eirentheos, and finding her place in her own destiny.Read More
That’s right! Another giveaway for my fantastic followers! This time it’s for a Dusk Gate Chronicles mug. Enter below!
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Anyone can win! Newsletter subscribers have twice the chance of winning, since I’ll be giving a SECOND prize to one of my great newsletter peeps!