Living at the Speed of Light

I can’t believe how fast things are happening! Look what I found on 😀

Whispering Hearts by Cassandra ChandlerWhispering Hearts is already up for pre-order!

It’s so pretty… I’m absolutely in love with this cover by Kanaxa. And the characters. And the whole book. Working with Holly Atkinson and everyone at Samhain has been an amazing experience.

I’m really excited for people to be able to read the blurb for Whispering Hearts and learn more about what’s in store for the characters come January (I know, it’s a long wait, but Gray Card will be out in October—if that helps 🙂 ).

For those of you who haven’t read Wandering Soul yet, the blurb for Whispering Hearts contains big, big spoilers. You have been warned.

I’ve heard from several people who don’t know what a poppet is. Poppets are human-shaped dolls used in sympathetic magic. I explain them in the book, but wanted to let you all know here as well since they’re mentioned in the blurb.

It’s going to be another three-post week and there will be even more news next week. So much is going on and I am so incredibly grateful!

Art that Moves Us

I’ve loved art for as long as I can remember. Music, paintings, books, quilts… I’m fascinated by the creative energy that goes into making art as much as the results.

One of my favorite things to do at our local museum is to pick out a single piece to spend some quality time with. I read the plaque, paying special attention to the year it was created, and think about the artist standing in front of the piece while making it, in the very spot (relatively speaking) that I’m occupying as I observe it. Continue reading “Art that Moves Us”

Happy Birthday to Jazz!

Ling “Jazz” Zhou was born in Kansas City, Kansas, 33 years ago today (okay, if she was real, that is). A master at showmanship who gives away nothing about herself—she is quite possibly the most direct character I’ve written so far, while also being the most guarded. Her world and her self-view have been turned upside-down after the events of Wandering Soul. How fitting that her birthday should occur while I’m writing her book! 🙂

Haunted by the Phantom

I’ve read voraciously for as long as I can remember. Listening to the inner monologue of characters, seeing them work through challenges, and learning how different people relate to each other and their world fascinates me. In middle school, I discovered one of the stories that would haunt me for the rest of my life—Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera.

I was obsessed with Poe and ghost stories at the time, but this book was something different. Continue reading “Haunted by the Phantom”