The Silver Siren, p.28Chanda Hahn
“Any regrets?” He tried unsuccessfully to keep a straight face as he pointed to the name.
“None whatsoever,” I answered confidently. “And you shouldn’t complain. If you don’t want to live in the country of Faraway, then I suggest go you live somewhere far away.”
“See what I mean? No one is going to take you seriously as the Queen of Faraway.”
“I told you. I don’t want to be queen in a castle. I’d rather live—”
“Faraway. I know.” Kael chuckled and squeezed my hand.
Thank you so much for being a part of Thalia’s Journey with me. This is a bit surreal to be ending her story after so many years of plotting, writing and revising, but I feel that it’s time. I do so love Thalia, Joss and Kael and who knows, there may be a spin off down the road. But right now, I have other projects running amok in my head and I have to focus on writing those tales. There were many times over the years, where I wanted to give up and quit. To leave Thalia and Kael’s story unfinished and here is the story of why I didn’t.
One day, I was feeling particular low and was ready to toss this manuscript in the pile with all of the other books I had started but never got around to finishing. I had young infant twins at home and I needed to find a way to support my family.
I had just got done picking up my prescription glasses from my optometrist and was heading home. My new glasses came in a cute light purple case with hearts. It wasn’t until I opened up the case that I saw the script staring back at me. It was one word—THALIA written inside the lid. What? How weird is that? It was even spelled the same. I took the glasses out of the case and looked along the side band and sure enough—another sign. There were little iron butterflies along the band of my glasses. How had I tried them on over and over at the Dr.’s office and not noticed them? I started crying. It was a sign from God that I was to keep moving forward and to not give up.
When I first had this idea to write a novel, I had a beta reader that I found on a web site. A young college student named Jane Hawkey from Australia. I myself had been out of college for quite a few years and was really really rusty at writing. She kept me going, encouraged me, reminded me about all the things I forgot about when writing, and then told me I better finish this series. To not be one of those authors that writes a book but never finishes it. Well, Jane, here it is. The story has morphed, and the plot line may not be the same as when we started it over five years ago, but it’s done. And I hope you are satisfied. Thank You!
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Chanda Hahn uses her experience as a children's pastor, children's librarian, and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens. She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska, and currently resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their twins, Aiden and Ashley.
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UnFortunate Fairy Tale Series
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Fable: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale
The Iron Butterfly
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