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Another birthday for Cecelia

Today is Cecelia Brayton’s birthday!

Character Study - Cecelia


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


Happy Birthday, Leah!

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.


Leah Brayton

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 🙂 Leah Brayton

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!)

Shift Series Recipes | Enchiladas

It’s time for another post about a meal from the Shift Series–this time, Enchiladas! We don’t actually witness this meal, but Cecelia references it as she is leaving for the grocery store while Leah is sunbathing with Megan in the front yard.

“I thought we’d have enchiladas for dinner tonight. Leah, you liked those, right?” Cecelia smiled warmly at me.

“Yeah,” I nodded enthusiastically. “They were awesome.”

“Good. I’ll see you girls in a bit. Don’t get sunburned.” She climbed into her beat-up truck.

Of course, shortly after this scene is when Megan and Leah sneak out and walk the two miles to Drake’s house in the middle of the night. Lots of almost kissing.

This  recipe was a family favorite of mine growing up, and you can change it in all kinds of ways to make it your own.


On hubby’s plate–he doesn’t like them at all, obviously. 😉

So how do you make these “awesome” enchiladas?  It’s really simple:

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