"A powerful piece of survival fiction, this evokes the feel of a rural American town." - Romancing the Book
From the Author
Of all my books, I can remember exactly where I was when I wrote certain passages. I had young children then and fit writing in when I could. Sometimes it was in the car waiting for them to finish ballet class. Other times, it was at five a.m. when the house was quiet and my mind uncluttered. I wasn't sure what I wanted or expected from a writing career, other than to finish a novel. Just finish! When it was done, I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to write another. Happily, that wasn't the case.
I've grown a lot as a writer in five years. However, "Riversong" is from my heart--born of blood, sweat and tears and a whole lot of courage. Most people in my life laughed at me when I confessed I was writing a book. Some to my face, some behind my back. It was hard to break through all my self-doubt, not to mention that of family and friends. But I did. I know now that part of my journey as a woman was to break past my fears and to listen to my heart. When I accepted myself for who I truly am, many things fell into place.
Like Lee in "Riversong", we've all had horrific tragedies, and yet we persevere. With our messy, broken hearts, we move forward. We forgive, we heal, we fight--for a second chance, or a new life, or to find love once again. This book is about that kind of courage. Lee and her story were inspired by all the real women I've known throughout my life that rise from the ashes to live again.