Seven Tears Into the Sea
Phantom Stallion Series
Wild Calico Mares
(from Old English: understanding from a distance)
Q: "Will there be a sequel?"
A: I'm flattered that you liked my characters and setting enough that you want to return to them, but probably not. As I was writing, I felt my fingers typing slower and slower and I'd stare out the window and wonder if the power of the old tale was dragging my story back out to sea -- not necessarily where I wanted it to go.
But when I reached the end, I knew it was right.
Q: (actually multiple Qs)
A: (multiple, too)
One of the best teachers I know asked a class -- "If it's important enough to write a whole book,
play or poem about, why would an author hide the theme?"
Q: SEVEN TEARS' cover is kind of dreamlike, what is it supposed to show?
A: As you may know, Gwen has a history of sleepwalking and I've always thought this cover shows how it might feel if you'd walked in your sleep, right down to the edge of the sea. If you'd like to see the original artwork considered for SEVEN TEARS' cover, you can! This artist's work is wonderful and though I'm very happy with the cover SEVEN TEARS has now, I know you'll enjoy this, too! Just go to the page, look down on the right and you'll see the caption SEVEN TEARS INTO THE SEA under a magical picture. Click, go and sigh! http://art.webesteem.pl/6/pham_en.php
Q: Do people outside the U.S. like SEVEN TEARS?
A: They seem to (she says, blushing), and this is a note I received from a reader living far
from my Nevada home:
Hi, I'm Sitta from Indonesia, a tropical country stretched in South-East Asia. I just read your latest book, Seven Tears Into The Sea, and it was a captivating book --theme, setting, story, CHARACTERS -- to read. I find it sooooo thrilling, romantic,mysterious, and exotic in the same jolt of feeling. How could you possibly create such mood? Since I'm an author in my country, I praise you for this work, and SURELY will wait for your next piece.
Next, I learned Indonesian author Sitta Karina had chosen SEVEN TEARS INTO THE SEA as her foreign book of the month!
You can look it up here: http://www.sittakarina.com/choice.htm