Today is Cecelia Brayton’s birthday!
To celebrate Cecelia’s awesomeness, here is a short list of Cecelia-related stuff:
Your Questions Answered, Part 2 – Where I answer questions about the linking phenomenon, and Tubac AZ.
Cecelia + Felix: Wherein I write about Cecelia’s complex history
Cecelia’s Death: A past Cici birthday post where I explained what it was like writing Leah’s experience of Cici’s passing.
Linking (A Shift Series Novella) on Amazon, BN.com, and Kobo – this is Cecelia and Felix’s origin story.
Waiting – Cici’s final days and Ferris’ big decision
Tomorrow (June 3rd) is Leah’s birthday!
I re-read STAND (Shift Series #4) last week. Not sure why, but it felt like the right thing to do, and I’m so glad I did! I miss Leah (and Drake!) a lot. There are still some small scenes from Leah and Drake’s life that I want to write and share with those of you who love them. For now, I am focusing on a project that doesn’t even take place in the Shift/Mythologicals Universe (come to think of it, maybe that’s why I was longing to read something in Leah’s world so much!) I’m in love with the project, but I definitely miss Leah.
It also occurred to me, as I finished re-reading STAND, that I no longer think of Leah as “Leah Brayton,” but “Leah Brayton-King.” Because, well, that’s her name once she marries Drake.
BUT, for those of you who haven’t read that scene, you have no idea! So go check that out if you haven’t given it a read.
It’s funny–I just realized my last post was to say happy birthday to Drake. I guess I was due a re-read regardless 🙂
P.S. LeeLee Sobieski is the actress who most resembles how I picture Leah in my head but the name is purely coincidence. Really. (Also Saoirse Ronan–maybe even more so!)
Sunday is May 14th–Drake King’s birthday!
There is one last extra Drake-related scene I want to write and post, and I’d thought I might have it ready for Drake’s birthday this year, but it’s not ready yet. And it’s important enough, that I don’t want to push it out before it’s ready. So it’s going to have to wait.
That said, I’m making awesome headway on my current project, and really happy with the progress, so it’s not all bad!
Still, Drake is one of my favorite people I’ve ever created. I love him a ton. In a post before STAND came out, I wrote about why STAND was one of the hardest things I’d ever written
–and one of those reasons was Drake. 🙂 I re-read that post every now and again to refresh my brain and remind myself why I do this author thing. Give it a read if you want some insight into my crazy writer’s brain, and my love for Drake King. 🙂
Happy Birthday Drake!