Felix's mother looked up from her textbooks. The afternoon sunlight made her look more tired and withered than usual.
"Where is your sister?"
Felix gave a twelve year old's shrug. "Dunno. School?"
A look passed between the two which said volumes in familial telepathy. Felix knew his Mom didn't trust Holly with bows and arrows.
Published in 2010 by Pill Hill Press, The Crows of Bedu is my urban fantasy novel about the Greek enchantress Circe, who escapes into the modern day world to create a kingdom of her own. Her first subjects are Felix and his delinquent sister Holly, a loner named Gregory Carmine, and a new girl in town, Sabine. The cover art was done by my illustrator and dear friend, Tamlin Barlowe.
I love this story. It may not be the best book in the world -- a major publisher may have sat on it for four years before abandoning it -- I may not have sold very many copies... but I do dearly love it; and the few others who have read it love it as well. This is a book with its own soul.
And that is what writing is all about.