Series: Of the Trees #2
Published by Month9Books on March 27, 2018
Genres: Young Adult
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It’s only a matter of time before he gets what he’s come for.
Cassie Harris has turned her back on best friend Laney Blake. She had no other choice. Laney is one of them now, a creature of the trees. As Cassie’s senior year wears on, the woods grow quiet, snow blankets the ground, and the murderous beings who once taunted her have drifted away like the brittle leaves of Fall. Though the woods no longer stir with rushed whispers and wind-blown laughter, the fear remains.
No one understands this fear better than Cassie. She wishes she could tell them not to worry. After all, the shape-shifting men of the trees and the women who travel with them, seeking out girls to abduct from carnivals, are gone. And the one that stayed behind? He isn’t interested in anyone but her.
Now, Aidan’s interest in Cassie is a chilling reminder of the what lurks at woods edge. He stalks her home, her school, her bedroom. He won’t stop until he can find a way to lure Cassie into the forest to become one with him forever.
If I Knew Then What I Know Now About Writing
If I knew then what I know now about writing…those first books would have been better edited!
I think this is a question you can ask any author, at any stage in their career, and they’ll be able to roll their eyes, cringe, and say, “Yeah, don’t read that earlier stuff, it’s terrible!” Of course this isn’t really true, but authors are their own worst critics. Every author goes through a period of thinking everything they’ve ever written is complete crap.
So, what would have surprised younger me when I was pounding out stories in the middle of a messy apartment I shared with college roommates? That I could actually make money doing this. That I would love it as much as I do. Writing wasn’t an early passion of mine, I fell into it, fell in love with it, and can’t imagine ever stopping. What would I do differently? Honestly, not much. But I would invest in a damn good editor, someone who would rip the story to shreds and then show me how to paste it back together. That’s the place to never skimp. And with every edit, I learn more, and become better at the craft. It’s a lifelong pursuit. And how lucky am I to have found something to haunt me until the end of my days? Very lucky indeed.
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