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Singer/Songwriter Billy Joel wrote a song entitled, “Honesty.” The words make me sad, he said that “everyone is so untrue.”  Well I have to say that not everyone is untrue.  My son Nick is completely honest, even when it might be more comfortable to not be.  He doesn’t have a social filter and he will answer questions truthfully.  Sometimes he even says things that I or others have been thinking, but we didn’t say them out loud.

One day when he was still in High School, he was in his bedroom and I heard him say a bad word.  He was frustrated about something, I can’t remember what it was, but I do remember the following conversation.

Nick loudly said, “Sh**!”  I overheard the swearing and running into the room yelled just as loudly at him, “What did you say?”  He turned to me and repeated, “Sh**.”  I thought that he was modeling his language after someone at the High School.  I was so mad.  I said firmly back to him, “Who did you learn that from?”  He paused for a moment, looked straight at me and said, “You.”

I was shocked, he was absolutely right.  When I got frustrated, that is what I said in exasperation.  He was modeling someone’s language all right, it was mine. My other kids remember this experience with great fondness, especially whenever I have tried to correct their language.

What if everyone in our world was completely honest?  What would it be like if we heard the truth from the news media, politicians, the weather people, our co-workers, our neighbors, our family.  I think that it would be incredible.  I try to model my behavior after my completely honest Nick.

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.