She’s here!

Just a quick note here to let you know that the new book, AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN, was released into the wild today! My first hardback, and I’m so very excited to let it fly. I hope you will shop at your favorite indie bookstore to pick it up. And do let me know what you think! Your opinion matters to me and always helps me shape the next book I write.

In a nutshell, this book is a weave of our collective thoughts about life and death, the resiliency of the human spirit, how we cope with loss, and the ironic truth that it is precisely because of our mortality that our existence has value. It’s because we all die that life is precious and exquisite. We are each only given one life. Just the one. It matters to us how spend it and who we spend it with.

I had heard of this pandemic prior to writing As Bright as Heaven, but I hadn’t known the depth of its impact on the world; how many lives it took, how many lives it reshaped. An estimated one-third of the world’s population was afflicted, and as many as fifty million people are believed to have died. That is a staggering number, and makes it the worst plague in history, with a death toll higher than even the Black Death of the fourteenth century. When I learned of the number left dead by it, that, to me, was fifty million stories crying to be told.  I decided to imagine just one of them…