So excited to share that the 3rd book in “The Hypothesis of Giants” series, “The Control” is now available on Amazon.com!
Every journey has its challenges. Some are massive like a Geometric Storm, whereas others are smaller challenges like getting out of bed in the morning. These past 2 years writing “The Control” were challenging years for me. I had become a mom, was working full-time and was trying to scrounge time out of my new crazy life to write this novel. And then I found out I had developed an illness. It made the little challenges like getting out of bed in the morning difficult. The last thing I wanted to do was write, and in fact, it was the last thing I wanted to do. I doubted myself and my series, to a point I thought this book would remain unfinished and Aurora and Boreas’s journey would remain in limbo…
And then I heard the conch shell sound!
The conch shell was in the form of many different things, but especially people. It was from the support of a good friend, Angela Barbara Criskos, who over lunch asked me when the 3rd book would be finished. Her support helped me remember how much I loved writing this series and how invested I was in the characters’ stories. I had to return to the United States of the Common Good. It was time.
The conch shell was in the form of my amazing editor, Theresa Goncalves! Despite becoming a new parent herself, she embarked once again on this journey with me and it was through her edits, and love of the series, that this story is as strong as it is. I couldn’t have done this without her and it truly is wonderful to work with not only such a talented editor, but an amazing friend. Also a shout-out to her father Tom Brennan for passing his army and air force knowledge down to Theresa to help make the battle scenes much more believable!
And, of course, the conch shell sounded from my amazing family. Thank you to my sisters, Erin and Cassandra, and my brother-in-law Louie. You never cease to support me and be my number one fans and your love of the series and the characters continue to inspire me to write. To my dad who always tells me to reach for the stars. I’m reaching farther than I ever have before and loving every minute of being a dreamer. To my incredible aunts, uncles and cousins for being such strong supporters of the series and my dreams! Thank you for your endless love and support! To my darling husband Mike who has stood by me every step of the way. This journey wouldn’t be possible without you in my corner and I am so blessed to have you in my life. And to my little goddess, Lily. I love you so much and you are my reason for the reason. And to my beautiful mother, who this book is dedicated too. I am so proud to be your daughter and thank you for teaching me the power of faith and love.
Lastly, the conch shell that sounded was the love and support of all of my friends, fans and readers of this story who continue to show your support and reach out and express your love of The Hypothesis of Giants. I am touched that this story inspires all of you, and that inspires me to continue to write. There is one more story to be written for this series, “The Integration”, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. This series is more powerful than anything I could have imagined when I started “The Assumption” 7 years ago. Thank you for being on this journey with me and I hope my story helps inspire you to hear your own conch shell sound and follow your passions in life, no matter what obstacles come your way. May you all find magic in your life and always believe!