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Userphoto9 original Theresa Markila · Author · added 9 months ago
Due to the anger and hatred in the United States right now, I have been hesitant to complete this work. I am working on a different story, a young adult story, in the meantime.
Userphoto9 original Theresa Markila · Author · added over 1 year ago
Revised draft of first chapters will be posted some time in August. Thanks for your patience.
Userphoto9 original Theresa Markila · Author · added over 1 year ago
This morning, I woke up with excitement as it is Pride Day in my area and I’m heading to a festival. And then I saw the news from Orlando, Florida and my heart broke. At this time, at least 20 people are dead and over 40 are injured after a gunman entered a gay nightclub and began shooting. I don’t know the motivation yet, but I have decided to take down my draft for now, due to potential  similarities. Once more information comes out, I will decide whether to retool this work a bit or let it carry on its original message. My thoughts now are with the injured and the families and friends of all involved. My hope is that we will one day stop bickering about "blame guns/blame Islam" and start figuring out how to help the people who need help before they go down any path of destruction.
Userphoto9 original Theresa Markila · Author · added almost 2 years ago

In undergoing research for this story over the last few months, I have learned a lot and followed some new pathways. My work has expanded and gone deeper as a result. Though it is taking longer than I had anticipated, I am confident that the story will be greatly improved. I hope to update you again before too long.

Folks, thank you for your support and interest in my work. My time is being split these days; on top of writing this novel, I've been doing a few short story projects, one of which has now been published in an anthology. I've also found myself writing scenes for this novel out of order, which means that it will take a little longer to get the first few chapters ready to post here for you. I’m on target to complete the entire first draft by the end of this year. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned. :)

~Theresa

Userphoto9 original Theresa Markila · Author · added over 2 years ago

Folks, thank you for your support and interest in my work. My time is being split these days; on top of writing this novel, I've been doing a few short story projects, one of which has now been published in an anthology. I've also found myself writing scenes for this novel out of order, which means that it will take a little longer to get the first few chapters ready to post here for you. I’m on target to complete the entire first draft by the end of this year. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned. :)