FAQ Friday: Is Iron Queen the last Persephone book?

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I get asked a lot if Persephone is ever going to return as a main character. Short answer, no. Iron Queen is the last book in the Persephone portion of the Daughters of Zeus series.

Slightly longer answer: The ripples the events that occurred in the Persephone trilogy caused are still ongoing. Aphrodite’s trilogy focuses heavily on what comes next for the Pantheon after the boss battle in Iron Queen, and Persephone plays a major role in the Aphrodite’s trilogy. She even narrates a few chapters in Venus Rising. The ending of Venus Rising for sure will have an impact on Persephone’s future, so she will certainly appear in Artemis’s trilogy, possibly even as a POV character somewhere down the line.

 

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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

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Moms deserve more than a day. Remember to call your mom this weekend and do something special. If you are a mom, take it easy and make wonderful memories (after you call your mom and do something special).

For those of you missing your mother this mothers day, do something happy that makes you think of her.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Book Signing

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Remember to wear green!

 

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, come join me tomorrow at the Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, Georgia for a book signing at 2:00 PM!

Here’s the address:

5531 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta,GA 30342
Phone: 404-255-5207

And you can find more information on their website. http://www.phoenixanddragon.com/index.html

 

 

Why I March

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I hesitated to write this blog, because everyone knows authors aren’t supposed to wax too political, less they risk alienating their audience. But then I thought of something. Every single one of my books feature kick-ass goddesses fighting a Pantheon built on rape culture. Regardless of your political affiliation, if you enjoyed those stories, if they resonated with you, then you should understand #whyImarch.

I’m marching because because I have a daughter that deserves to be more than a statistic. I’m marching because I’m raising her in a country where the attitude of “boys will be boys” has gotten so out of hand that judges are more worried about ruining the lives of rapists than protecting their victims. I’m marching because somewhere along the way, admitting to sexual assault stopped being political suicide. I’m marching because women are ridiculed for every choice we make from coffee to careers to number of children. There is not a single choice we can make that is not attacked, and I’m tired of it.

I’m marching because #repealthe19th was an actual hashtag used in this election.

I’m marching because despite all of the above, I’m still coming from a fairly privileged position, and I have a responsibility to use my voice to demand fair treatment for all. I’m marching because words have power. They build our society, challenge our ideals, and create meaning.

There is something wrong with the way this culture treats women, but until people acknowledge that fact and treat it as a solvable problem instead of an acceptable inevitability, nothing will change.

I’m marching because there’s a power to solidarity. Masses of people coming together for the same cause have a tendency to get stuff done. They are estimating that over three-hundred thousand people will be attending the march in D.C alone, and there are sister marches all over the country. Maybe if we scream loud enough, we can finally shatter that ceiling.