Hi guys, Thea here –

Here’s a snippet from a rough draft of a secret project. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the Elder Races. This is something new, and I hope and believe it will become something wonderful in the end, but there’s a way to go until I get there. For now, I’m finding my way on a new path…. I’d love to know what you think. 🙂

And no, I’m not stopping work on the Elder Races! In fact, I’m in the final stages of brand new cover art that is frankly the best in the whole series, and I can’t wait to show it to you soon. For tonight, though, I’m sharing with you something totally new. As always, when I share rough draft snippets with you, this is subject to editing and revision.

xoxo Thea


The Escalade’s headlights lit the edges of the wet, burgeoning trees and foliage that hemmed the neighborhood streets. Black pressed on the other side of the trees, turning sights that had been long familiar strange, until it seemed as if she traveled down a secret tunnel.

Immense shapes made of shadows and leaves lurked in the trees. She thought she saw a wolf watching her, and a raven. Each one melted back into leaves and shadows as she drove past it.

Then she broke out of the foliage into an open area by the entrance to the interstate. A massive relief lifted her raw nerves, like she had traveled an unimaginable distance and crossed some kind of invisible border to a new country.

After a single glance back for the forest from which she had emerged, she turned onto the highway and drove into the city.

I’m forty years old, and I’m being born, she thought.

11 Responses

  1. Lisa Hansen says:

    Okay, now I am curious! Great snippet and looking forward to more. Good luck with the new book
    Lisa Hansen

  2. Erin says:

    As always, well written. Intriguing. Great atmosphere. Hallelujah for a protag who isn’t twenty-one. I’m thrilled new opportunities for writers have opened up with new adult, but I think women over thirty-five are just so much more interesting. 🙂

  3. Judy Saul says:

    You sure have peaked my interest. So glad she is a mature woman. Age doesn’t really matter when it’s a great book, but sometimes it’s nice to read something with a grown person as the star. Now hurry up and write this book, so we can all read it.

  4. Roz says:

    (Gratitude for sharing)

  5. Kim says:

    Wow! Can’t wait to read more! Love your books, Thea! Fan 4-life!

  6. Cathy Brown says:

    Sounds intriguing. There’s so many different directions this can go….I look forward to reading more.

  7. Anita G. Irvine says:

    As usual, whatever you write captures my interest. I am
    interested to find out more.

  8. Liz S says:

    Enjoyed the snippet. As always, looking forward to your books. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Louise says:

    Just enough to prick my interest.

  10. Lory says:

    More please, very intriguing. Don’t forget audible fans please. Though I enjoy reading your books, I love getting lost in the worlds you create when I listen through audible. There is nothing better than listening to your wonderful stories told by a great narrator. Your worlds surround me. It is wonderful, even if I have already read the books first.

  11. Michelle Murphy says:

    This sounds interesting I hope to read more. Can’t really judge on just that teeny tiny snippet though.