It occurred to me this morning that for all the talking about my novel I do on this blog, I’ve never told you all what it’s about! Here’s a short explanation:
Weird things are happening in Cilandia–weird lights, disappearances, and a revolution on the horizon. After a non-traditional childhood, estrangement, and an unexpected marriage the three Cooper sisters must come together to investigate what’s really happening–and in the process, solve the mystery of their family’s past. They soon realize that there is more going on than meets the eye, and that they are the only ones who can put things right. Can they put aside their differences long enough to save the world?
I’ve written the book in first person. Each sister gets a POV chapter, so we get varying views of what’s going on in Cilandia, and of the sisters themselves. One of the major things I wanted to play with in this book is how we see ourselves vs how our family sees us. I think so often, especially among siblings, you form a picture of who they are and don’t really notice when they grow and change. Or, in the case of the two older sisters in the book, harsh words can taint your relationship for a long time. As much as The Cooper Sisters (working title, I promise they’ll be a better one eventually!) is about adventure and saving the world, it’s also about family, love, and friendship.