I have to share. It’s taken many more months than planned to have this book ready. Why? Because new twists and turns kept popping up at the most unusual times. Like my other books, these surprises made me sit back and ask; why is this important? And why should the story go in this new direction instead of the way I had it planned?
I’m glad I listened to my muse, because she took me on an emotional and sometimes riveting roller coaster ride with ideas that strengthen the plot lines and overall story arc. The characters showed more vulnerabilities and met tougher challenges. They overcame those challenges in a surprising and emotionally satisfying way, not one I expected, but one I gladly embraced as the words filled the screen. I think you’ll love the journey Mike Dawson and Natalie Walsh traveled.
In the end, I have to say, the extra time spent on this story allowed me to tweak the team members personalities while revisiting their favorite training ground, the island of Guam. I felt I was there again even though it’s been many years since we lived on the island. I had my Guam-go-to-team on hand to keep me updated on island changes in order for the setting to feel authentic throughout the story. (Although, remember it is still a work of fiction!)
I also think, whether you’re an athlete or not, you’ll enjoy the athletic journey. Who wouldn’t with this group of crazy knuckleheads? They will make you laugh and they’ll make you cry…
So, stay tuned for the pre-order dates – you’ll be able to buy it at a discount – and the official release date (Price will remain discounted for the first week.) I should know the details by Sept. 21st.
Until then, enjoy your own journey.
Hugs ~ Christine ~