My newest project was inspired by the recent supreme court ruling--if you read my books you will recognize the trend. It's early days but it seems to be moving along. The characters are beginning to take over, which is always a good sign. Here's a snippet to whet your appetite, or at least I hope it does. Feedback is always welcome. Just email me at email@example.com
My sense told me that the earth had been demolished and come back, maybe many times—but what did I know? I was merely a girl living in a timeline that didn’t even have a name or a number. My birth coincided with my mother’s death, and as far as my father, the story I’d been told was that he was a traveler who had come through our village, impregnated my mother, and moved on. And when I asked the elders, they basically shooed me away, shaking their heads in frustration. I was always on their shit list it seemed, asking questions and bugging them about the past. Others, who had lived a long while, only looked at me askance when I begged them for answers, their expressions revealing their worry at being put on the spot. Either no one knew the answers to my questions or they didn’t want to reveal the truth.
Books had long since turned into digital-only; paper was too expensive to produce. But even the digital versions were disappearing now, our weakening energy sources not up to managing what wasn’t absolutely necessary for life. To keep them going we needed materials that were no longer available, at least not within traveling distance. So that meant the tomes that still existed were mostly moldy and rotted away.
The working title is: Fate and the Goddess of Time, but that could change and probably will. My protagonist is a strong-willed young woman who knows little to no history. Her village does not measure time so she is unaware that it is 2407. Women's issues are front and center as is the forest which coincides with it all.