Welcome to this week’s installment of Rainbowsnippets*! I’ve been doing a lot of research for the Appalachian Elementals series this week, including reading a thesis from my alma mater, East Tennessee State University, that deals with the history and geography of Embreeville Mountain where the series is set. Interesting stuff. Seriously, it is. Over seventy mines in a small area during the span of two hundred years. Cherokee people. Revolutionary War. Confederacy. Quakers. Iron furnaces. WWII. Flash floods. Illegal dumping of toxic waste. My plot bunnies are multiplying like, well, bunnies. (Hoppity hop, sproing! Look, another bunny!)
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I’m sharing from Cleaning House, one of my current WIPs, again. Cleaning House is nearing the end of the WIP status. It’s set for an August 1 release, but tomorrow it heads off to the fair land of proofreading. *waves at her manuscript on its pending departure* Fair thee well. Another child off into pending adulthood.
The Setup: Someone unexpected has knocked on the door of Cent’s shabby, one-room North Chicago apartment.
“Delivery for Centenary Rhodes.” The messenger held up the envelope that’d been tucked under their arm. Ruddy-brown, almost earth-toned skin, hair that went everywhere but was short enough to go nowhere— this messenger was, well, different on so many levels. And, their, yes, their. She’d learned long ago not to make assumptions about anyone, especially those she found herself attracted to.
Interesting. “Lemme see your ID.”
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