All this month, I’ve been hammering away on the final book in the Storyteller Trilogy, trying to polish it to a shine. It’s not quite where I want it to be, but it’s getting close. The whole project has been a true labor of love. As a self-published project, there hasn’t been a huge response to the story that I’m aware of, I think mainly because it’s hard to find middle grade readers online. They’re out there, but e-publishing has it challenges that way. Still, the readers that have managed to find it seem to enjoy it and that’s all I really wanted anyway.
The trilogy centers on Lily Lightfoot, a teenaged girl who discovers she has the unique ability to make things happen by telling a story. It’s a gift that sometimes gets her into trouble, but one that ultimately leads her to discover her true nature. She’s a fairy, hidden in our world from evil forces that would destroy her if they could find her. But rather than shy away from danger, Lily grabs on with both hands and jumps in, determined to save her mother who’s been captured. She doesn’t let anyone tell her no.
I started off this series wanting to create a really strong female character. She’s got her foibles, but at the end of the day, there’s no one you’d want standing by your side more than Lily Lightfoot. She’s fiercely loyal and honest. She not completely immune to self-doubt, but she learns to overcome it. Truly, that’s theme of this series, finding the strength that lies inside you.
Remember the last time you went through something truly awful in your life? It seemed like you would never get through it, but somehow you did, didn’t you? It’s because you’re always stronger than you know. We all are. I want readers to remember that, especially my younger readers. Sometimes things can seem so insurmountable, but you can get through it and you will get through it.
As King Thomas said ~ You may not seek your destiny, but it will always find you.
If you haven’t yet read the Storyteller books, you can find them here. You’ve still got time to read the first two before the last one comes out! Enjoy~