Happy Book Birthday to ChainLinked
It is National Grief Day, and Chainlinked, while a light-hearted cozy mystery, tackles the lasting impact of grief in a subplot. (Or at least my take on it for my characters.) I did not set out to include grief as a theme in my writing, but it crept in, much like the real emotion. Then it hung on and forced me to write more deeply and thoughtfully than I thought myself capable of doing—than I thought necessary for a cozy mystery. But there it is, and I believe it made my characters better for their journeys through loss. Kinda like real life. I pray the journey we travel through loss enriches us, as did the people for whom we mourn.
So that’s it. I hope you’ll celebrate this day with me. Drop in a comment—I’d love to hear from you. When you get some time, head out to the beach. I know you’ll bring your loved ones along in your heart.
Hope you stop by tomorrow for the after-party photos. I warned the sheriff's office ahead of time, but I'm a bit worried things may get outta hand. Here's a sneak peek: