It’s zero hour…
Naomi has just two weeks to find a new home for Joseph’s grandfather. The old Ute shaman is fighting for his life against a mysterious injection of toxin he received at the hands of the Norse Trickster god Loki. If Naomi is to defeat Loki once and for all, she must learn what it is he seeks under the old man’s wickiup.
She has just one week before she must mediate between the Earth’s pagan gods and goddesses and the Christian God. If her efforts fail, all of humankind will suffer the consequences.
And her baby is due any day.
In this, the fifth and final book of the Pipe Woman Chronicles, Naomi is in a race against the clock to balance the demands of her body, her family, and her friends – and she must do it while the whole world is watching.
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All those years in radio news have made me a very lean writer. I shy away from adjectives and adverbs, and my sentences are rarely complex. The Pipe Woman Chronicles seem to lend themselves to this “just the facts, ma’am” style; the first book in the series, Seized, practically wrote itself.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Be realistic about your chances for making a living at it – and sticking with it anyway. And too, be attentive to your own definition of success. If you define success as making buckets of money the easy way, by sitting on your butt all day and making stuff up, you’re going to be disappointed.
Lynne Cantwell has been writing fiction since the second grade, when the kid who sat in front of her showed her a book he had written, and she thought, “I could do that.” The result was Susie and the Talking Doll, a picture book, illustrated by the author, about a girl who owned a doll that not only could talk, but could carry on conversations. The book had dialogue but no paragraph breaks. Today, after a twenty-year career in broadcast journalism and a master’s degree in fiction writing from Johns Hopkins University (or perhaps despite the master’s degree), Lynne is still writing fantasy. In addition, she is a contributing author at Indies Unlimited and writes a monthly post for The Indie Exchange.
For NaNoWriMo 2011, I wanted to try writing an urban fantasy and I wanted to set it in Denver. But I wanted the main character to be different than the typical heroines in the genre, so I made her a little older — mid-thirties and mid-career — and I gave her a sense of humor. Things kind of snowballed from there. The rest just fell in step and now that it is at the end, I am ready to start the next journey.