At Christmas I was able to spend some time with my daughter and son-in-law and their family. Those times are always precious, and we tried to pack in as many fun times as we could. Along with all of the traditional holiday activities, we were able to work in a trip to Washington, D.C., an ice skating trip, a candlelight service at church, and film some scenes for a family movie starring the granddaughters. But as busy as we were, we made time to read two new chapters for the newest Larkin book that I am writing.
I am about halfway through writing my third book in the Tales of Larkin series. It is called The Great Gathering. The story takes place two years after the first book, Hawthorn’s Discovery. Many of your favorite characters return in this new book to help tell the tale. Hawthorn, Rush, Eldan, Jay, Carineda, as well as a lot of new and unforgettable characters will join up in this new adventure.
It’s a story about the importance of sharing the good news of Jesus with those who don’t know about Him. The Makerians feel that they need to be doing more to tell the Larkin people about Jehesus. To accomplish this, they decide to secretly slip a team of disguised Makerians into the Larkin’s Great Gathering, which occurs every five years. It’s a time when all of the Larkin clans get together to feast, renew old acquaintances, and to receive instruction from the Shaman. If the team of Makerian evangelists are discovered, it will mean imprisonment or worse.
I know everyone expects a lot of adventure in my stories, and I don’t think you will be disappointed. So far the family has said that they really enjoy the tale. I do think that I’m getting too predictable. Some family members are starting to guess my plots. I will have to throw in a few unforeseen wrinkles in the story just to keep them guessing.
I’m sorry it’s been so long since I posted on this blog, but if you have been following me on Facebook, you will understand that I have had a lot on my mind recently.
Blessings to all,