So it’s mostly a paranormal adventure with generous helpings of romance, friendship, and action. Read it and you’ll get everything from first kisses to helicopter crashes to (I hope) connecting to the awesome beauty of the world around us.
That was the seed that started it all. Then I had to create a world where all that was possible, and that included other types of shapeshifters and their enemies and the other world from whence they get their power. So the stories just grew and grew as I fleshed out the characters and the world they live in.
It’s from Othersphere that the otherkin draw their ability to shapeshift and, in the case of callers of shadow like Caleb, where they get their wizard-like ability to change the shapes of objects and people. They draw upon the shadow of power Othersphere casts into our world.
For the enemies of the otherkin, the Tribunal, Othersphere is literally hell itself. Readers get a chance to visit themselves in the third book in the trilogy, helpfully titled OTHERSPHERE, so they can make up their own minds.
I must say, my favorite moment is in the first book, and it’s not romantic or pretty or sweet. It involves a conflict between and eagle and a helicopter full of armed men. And the eagle wins. I think I love that scene because it’s one of the first I visualized completely. For me, the message behind it is – nobody messes with Mother Nature. I can see the movie version of it in my head. And it’s pretty cool.