My preparations for May-time this year include finishing a book. As some of you may have guessed, the reason for my silence is because I've been laboring away in my Writer's Cloister again, this time trying to finish my fourth novel, The Midnight Dancers, due to be published at the end of May. For those of you who've never read my novels, I hope you'll consider starting with this one: it's the beginning of a new series, of a sort, a romantic adventure with philosophical undertones, all disguised within the fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I am trying to delicately weave into the narrative some themes that are very dear to my heart, including beauty and Our Lady. If you could spare a prayer for me as I labor, I would be truly grateful.
I leave, for your appreciation, this holy card which is one of my favorite images of the Blessed Mother and our Savior, with whispers of the Holy Spirit about her. The passionate expression on Our Lady's face never fails to move me. Here is a woman in love.
Peace to your day.