It's stressful when a new book releases. It's especially stressful when that new book is the second in a series. There are expectations to live up to and the final installment to consider. You walk a fine line between giving up too much about where the series is heading and not giving away enough. In short, book two is the toughest of the trilogy in my opinion.
With that said, I loved writing this book. When I started the series I knew I wanted to shed light on some marginalized topics - human trafficking, domestic violence, third-world poverty, among others. I spend a considerable amount of time with high schoolers, visiting classrooms doing book talks and promotional tours, but what struck me the most when I was out promoting The Clay Lion Series was how uninformed the students were about many real-world issues. It was at that point that I decided to write The Sevens Prophecy Series, blending supernatural elements with these important topics. The release of this second book is a significant step along this path of enlightenment and I'm looking forward to bringing the story arc full circle in the year to come.
This is were you get to read about what's going on inside my head. I apologize in advance - the place is a wreck.