Four Months and Counting

Sometimes it feels like I wrote and sold Stellow Project years ago.

Oh wait, I did! HA!

Publishing is a slow moving business, and it definitely requires patience. While your book is in the queue - so to speak - it's best to embrace the exciting little nuggets that come your way. 

For me, I'm embracing:

A completed proof of the book.

A sneak peek at a gorgeous cover that I can't wait to share. (Coming soon, be patient.)

A fabulous blurb (scroll down) and an exciting excerpt from the back of the book that I'm going to share with you, here. Stay tuned for more updates!

So what do they do here anyhow?” I ask, changing the topic for myself more than for him. “In the top secret, hidden-in-the-woods lab?”

“Research,” he says.

I roll my eyes. “What kind of research? And don’t give me the whole spiel from that night at the hospital.”

Daniel whistles. “You’re a feisty one, aren’t you?”

“I’ve been called worse.” I smile.

“I bet.”

“Seriously, aren’t you curious? Just a teensy bit?” I elbow him. “I mean, how can you live your whole life with a top secret lab around the corner from your house and not know what the top-secret secret is?”

“I know,” he says defensively. “It’s research on . . . um . . . how climate change affects living things.”

Climate change. I pause. This place . . . my dad. The coincidences. I shudder, remembering those insane spreadsheets. My hand flies to my chest. I feel the scars under my shirt, and my heart stops beating for a second. My stomach is uneasy.

“Like people?” My voice wavers.

He shrugs. “Nah. Insects and bacteria, I think. It’s gotta be important, though, if all the bigwigs from different universities keep coming over here, and the government gives us a load of money and there are armed guards protecting the place. There’s probably some stem cell and genetic research. But it’s all for the good of science and mankind, you know?”

I’m not exactly sure what to say. It doesn’t sound like he knows very much at all. If it were me, I’d want to know more. I want to know more. I’ve got more at stake.