Monday, April 18, 2011

Moon Season

Photo: NASA

It’s a full moon.
I draw my energy from nature, and have always found comfort in the blue rays from our neighbor in the sky. They remind me that there’s something out there, something we cannot touch or completely understand. The moon warms the depths of my creativity and sparks the flames of inspiration. On occasion, late at night, I’ve raised my arms to its glory and accepted its call to the mysterious unknown—shush, don’t tell anyone. Yes, I love the moon, and when it’s full, I’m at my prime.

I was born during a full moon. Since then, the moon and its phases has welcomed and guided me. When dark, I'm allowed to search the stars. When brilliant, I enjoy its magic and grace. Even when it's hidden by clouds, I know when there’s a full moon close; I can feel it.

Why am I sharing this? What could the moon possibly have to do with writing? To me, it’s everything. The people in the books I create worship nature. Every whisper of the wind, every storm, every star, has a place and a memory that is sacred to them. Their struggles revolve around the moon as much as their humanity. For them, the moon takes an entire season to cross the sky.

The original name the first book I keep mentioning was Moon Season. A huge part of me still wants to call it that. The main Character in my books is a girl named Rhiannon Phillips. She’s a Faerie. Her struggle during the Moon Season is the premise for the story. In my world, Faeries are chosen; they are sacred representatives of the village and its rites. I now title the book On Fallen Wings because I want to show the conflict Rhiannon faces.

This blog is about my adventure in the publishing process, and as nature speaks to me, I’ll share how it’s influencing my actions and try my best to explain my motivations. We live in a busy world that’s full of chaos and rumblings, and I’m hoping that, through my writing, I can take you away to a fantastic place where I’ve been escaping. I don’t want to give too much away before I can attach “published” to my bio, but I’m hoping you’ll join me for the journey. As Homer said, “the journey is the thing.”


  1. The book sounds cool! :) I love the background of your blog, too. Gorgeous!

  2. Thank you, Jenn. I can't wait to share the book.

  3. Hey, um.... can you e-mail me at jennjohansson7 at gmail dot com and tell me whether you want help with your query, a copy of Matched by Ally Condie or a copy of I Don't Want To Kill You by Dan Wells. Congrats again!

  4. I love your relationship with nature. It can be so powerful and such a driving force in all that we do if we just open ourselves up to it. I think it's pretty cool that were born on a full moon and you know when we're having one. I think that's fascinating!

  5. Thank you for sharing this - it's nice to know I'm not the only one who raises my arms to the moon when she's full. I can't wait to read your book :)

  6. Rebecca, thanks for stopping by. The moon isn't full tonight, but it is magical. There's something special in the air.


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