Wandering Soul

Did I not mention yesterday, Wandering Soul is out in the world? I can only hope it is being well received and bringing joy to the people reading it. Okay, joy by the end. The characters have to go through challenges to get to their happy-ever-after!

In case you haven’t had a chance to read them yet, here are the backstory pieces that introduce the main characters:

Heinrich — the short piece about the loss of Dante’s father and the first time Dante and Elsa see each other.

Winston — the story of how Elsa met Winston, who is a favorite among the secondary characters of the series.

I hope you enjoy them (and the book!).

Wandering Soul Review!

This just in…

Wandering Soul Cover

I decided to look for reviews of Wandering Soul and found one that just came out today! Hurray for serendipity!

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/wandering-soul-by-cassandra-chandler/

I’m over-the-moon that the reviewer not only liked it so well but mentioned several things that I was specifically trying to accomplish with the book!

The paranormal aspects in this book are a bit light because I wanted to really focus on the character development-and she mentions both those things as well as…so many other great sentiments.

I’m kind of stunned. A bit in awe. Definitely honored.

I hope others enjoy the book as much as this reviewer did!

Reality + Alternate Reality = Surreality

It has been surreal to think about the events of Wandering Soul taking place each day as I’m living my normal life.

Walking through the grocery store, I’m picturing Elsa and Dante in Florida. They would be eating breakfast at about that time. Are they having pancakes? Cereal? I didn’t write that moment, so I don’t know for sure.

My awareness is stretched across two worlds—the real one, where I need to gas up the car and cook for my family—and the one I’ve created, where time travel is a given and love is the miracle.

It’s amazing.

Happy Birthday, Dante!

On April 2 of the year 1881, in the world of Wandering Soul, Dante Lucerne—the hero of the book—celebrated his 36th birthday. He spent the day in quiet reflection, wandering through the theatre where he worked and lived.

Rather than give in to the feelings of isolation that sometimes plagued him due to people’s reaction to his disfigurement, he chose to focus on memories of his mother, Deirdre. He spent the day consciously being grateful for the gift of life that she gave him.

He had no idea it would be his last birthday spent in the Victorian era, or that when he met Elsa Sinclair he would suddenly go from 36 to 170! He could never have imagined that his simple life would feed into stories that evolved into legend, or dared to dream that their friendship could grow into love.

It’s Alive… ALIVE!!! (on Amazon)

I just found out that Wandering Soul is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com! I am ridiculously excited by this and have been scrambling to get my author page set up while telling everyone I know (and some people I don’t) about it!!!

The timing couldn’t have been better—I had already taken the day off and was planning to use at least part of it to set up my writing studio, but that can wait till after I’m done running around and squeeing.

It’ll be a while!