Monday, August 6, 2012

Dark Water is FREE today!

What a whirlwind weekend this has been! First, Dark Water came out in paperback on Friday and then we've had it on for FREE for the last few days in Kindle. (My Tweeps and FB friends are probably sick of me promoting it. HA!)

This story means so much to me for several different reasons. First, the story is set in the summertime at West Hawk Lake. My grandfather built a cabin there when my mom and uncles were young and I was fortunate enough to spend every summer of my young childhood there. Getting to share bits and pieces of that part of my youth was so special for me.

One of the main characters, Sage (Freesia's younger sister who stops speaking in a response to severe trauma) has Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD. Yes, I've written several stories where characters have sensory issues but this is different because readers will get a real bird's eye view of what it's like to care for a child living with this disorder. It's a challenge but with the right therapy, tools and strategies, these kids can function well right alongside their peers (I have two children with SPD/ASD so it's a small way to help raise awareness.)

Finally, I put military folks in the spotlight. Not only that but I shine light on another issue we should talk more about: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. One of my characters, the main suspect in Freesia's mother's disappearance, lives with this terrible disorder. Freesia's mother is a clinical psychologist who helps soldiers and their families learn to cope after going overseas or other military assignments. I truly admire what these men and women are doing and it's awful that they sometimes come back not knowing how to live a 'normal' life after experiencing all that they have in war.

Mixed in and among these things is, what I think, is a great, suspenseful, creepy mystery. I hope that readers enjoy this story as much as I had writing it.

Today is the last day to grab a copy of DARK WATER for free so be sure to hurry on over. Click HERE for a direct route.

'See' you soon!

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