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Nick is mad at me!

We are working on getting all the Christmas decorations put up. Nick is impatient. Some of the lights need to be replaced.  He also doesn’t understand that we need to take time to sleep and eat and do work. He just wants the decorations to be done.

The main problem is that our light strings from last year were great when we put them in the box, but only one of the seven strands for the front of the house are working.  Arden put that one up so Nick could see them when he is sitting in the dining room, but when we got home tonight, he noticed that the rest of the house wasn’t lit up.  He was frustrated.

We will need to go and purchase some more.  We drove around town tonight looking at what other people had done with their homes.  The displays were beautiful.  This time I think we are going to get LED’s but Nick doesn’t understand all of that.  He just knows that it is now two days past Thanksgiving and the lights are not on the house yet.

It is cute and it makes us laugh, but it also made me think.  Are there things that I am absolutely convinced need to happen that might not appear the same to others?  Sometimes I can be obsessed about certain outcomes and in the grand scheme of things, they are probably not essential.

When I get so insistent in my mind, that it makes me upset, I am going to try and take a step back and see if the situation is like the Christmas lights.  Maybe I can gain some perspective.

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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.