Jane's Story . . .
I received messages from many of you after you had read JANEâ€™S MELODY, saying that you were not ready yet to say goodbye to Jane and to Caleb in that little Austin apartment. The truth is I wasnâ€™t either.
Writing is an immersive process for me. I had walked every step of Janeâ€™s journey in this first book. I had smelled the grass in the cemetery, seen the Seattle skyline at sunset from a ferry deck, and found someone I was searching for on an old Pioneer Square bench. But I feared that Janeâ€™s new life in Austin would remain a mystery to me as long as my experience there remained that of a visitor. So I packed a bag and rented an apartment and moved to Austin to find her. And even though I had to walk the soles off of two pairs of shoes to do it, find her I did.
My apartment was above a bar and the bar hosted live music until two in the morning every night of the week, making it nearly impossible to sleep anywhere except on the floor of a back closet with a pillow and blanket like some refugee from the streets. There were a few nights where I surrendered to the musicâ€™s calling, leading to an injurious episode with a mechanical bull and another with a runaway pedicab driver looking for his teeth. But Iâ€™ll save those to share with you another time. Whatâ€™s important here is that each morning when I woke, Jane and Caleb were there waiting to tell me their story. A love story. I wrote it down as best I could, and if you read it when itâ€™s released, I pray it brings you as much joy and as much peace as it has brought to them and to me.
I hope you enjoy the continuation of Jane's story with JANEâ€™S HARMONY. There are pre-sale links from my publisher below.
P.S. - If you would be so kind as to do me a small favor when you do read JANE'S HARMONY, please say hello to Jane and Caleb for me. I miss them again already.