Winding Down

The year is starting to wind down. It’s hard to notice sometimes with the jostling, bustling holiday season. Everyone is running around, buying gifts, eating good food, sharing even better company. It’s a beautiful time. A very busy time.

In the midst of tracking holiday schedules, trying to fit in the last of my projects for 2015, and keeping up with life in general, I’m getting ready for another launch in just over a month. Whispering Hearts will be coming out in January! My first book of 2016. I’m so happy to begin the year with a book that I love so much.

Writing it was a roller-coaster (it usually is). I kept thinking I wasn’t connecting with the characters enough, but then I’d go back and read it and be flooded with emotions. Or I’d question the pacing, but after getting a little distance, find that it was fine.

I’ve loved Garrett since the moment I met him in Wandering Soul. It took longer to get to know Rachel, but once I did, she became just as dear to me. I’m looking forward to readers getting to know them better as well!

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

Rachel was born at 11:55 p.m. on December 8, 1983. I have never had to go into as much detail about a character’s birth, infancy, and childhood. I like to think I know Rachel quite well at this point.

After throwing a HUGE party for Garrett not long ago, Rachel opted for a more quiet affair for her own birthday. She is feeling extremely grateful for her loved ones, and wanted the focus to remain on them.

She was very insistent on doing all the planning for her birthday this year, working in secret with Winston to host a wonderful dinner party at Elsa and Dante’s house. It was quieter than most expected, but no less delightful. The conversation and connection felt by all present will linger in their minds for days and weeks to come.

Happy birthday, Rachel.

Winter Ghosts

Whispering Hearts by Cassandra ChandlerWinter’s landscape is the perfect time for reading ghost stories. As a child, I often snuggled up under a blanket, flashlight held tight and eyes wide as I read ghost stories long into the night. The stark landscape, made up of whites and grays, with the barren trees reaching toward the sky with scrabbling branches… Yes, that’s a great setting for ghosts.

Whispering Hearts, the second book in The Summer Park Psychics series, deals with ghosts a great deal Continue reading “Winter Ghosts”