Up Next: Stranger Things

Jun. 18, 2013 • Posted in Blog

It’s time for me to bow out of the blog scene (such as it is for me) for a little while. Other manuscripts are calling for my attention. Though I’ll be back here from time to time as topics burn a hole in my brain and beg to be discussed, for the most part I’ll vanish into my Cone of Concentration. (I’ll continue to publish a monthly newsletter. If you want to subscribe, please fill out the form here.)

While you wait, it’s only fair to tell you a little bit about what you’re waiting for. Coming New Year’s Eve 2013 will be STRANGER THINGS, an intense, high-stakes suspense that lifts the veil on human darkness and sends the light rushing in.

Serena’s career as a high school biology teacher ends just as it’s beginning, when an angry student accuses her of unthinkable behavior. Stunned and suspended, Serena retreats to the forest where she usually finds privacy and beauty. But on this day she encounters something even more unexpected than the end of her dreams: a killer, his prisoner, and a stranger who dies to save Serena’s life.

Christopher has spent a decade rescuing girls from the underworld of sex trafficking—starting with his sister Amber. Their tiny nonprofit protects girls from seduction, but their hearts’ desire is to bring down John Roman, the powerful criminal who first took Amber and has ruined thousands of young women since.

When Christopher’s colleagues suspect Serena of being in league with Roman, her life spirals out of control. How will she clear her name? Why did a stranger protect her with his life? And what is the meaning of the visions she sees whenever she visits the gutted house where he died?

The answers lie with her enemies, and with all the imprisoned women whose names she doesn’t even know yet.

STRANGER THINGS is a novel that invites readers to reconsider their perception of the world, where light and dark wrestle for the upper hand, and how they engage the people who populate it, loved ones and strangers alike.

Previews coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy AFLOAT.

Until I can’t stand the silence anymore,




  • Ian says:

    Hi Erin

    I’ll miss your weekly musings… good to know it will be only for a season.

    Wonderful to hear Stranger Things is out soon. 2 novels in 9 months, wow. I noticed it this morning on TN’s early 2014 release notice. You’ve certainly grabbed my attention with that story line. I like the red in the cover, it’s quite striking. However, I’m struggling to see the connection with “Stranger Things.” Oh well, I’m sure all will be revealed once I read the novel.

    Enjoy the Cone of Concentration. I’ll be praying for your endurance, inspiration & clarity.



  • erin says:

    Yes, Ian, all will be revealed. The flower is a fire poppy, which blooms in the first spring after a wildfire blaze. The flower’s connection to the title will be made clear in the story, I promise! In the meantime, I will hope that it intrigues more than frustrates. Thanks for visiting my new blog so faithfully these last couple of months. It’s a pleasure to have you around.

  • Ian says:

    Thanks Erin for clarifying… Yes, I see the poppy now. I guess there is that personal connection with fires that often rage in those Colorado mountains that you live near to.

    Bye for now until your next season..

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