This novella was not planned. I had no idea I was going to write it. I mean, I had already started another book, for goodness sake.
But...I was in Cape May, sitting on the beach when these darn seagulls kept flying over to us, trying to steal food...or something. We didn't always have food with us. It was pretty annoying. I had to nap armed with a rolled up shirt in-hand so that whenever I felt the hovering presence about to land on my head, or a shadow fell across my face, I could snap it at the scavenger bird and send it away. I think I may have gotten one a couple times. One of my family members actually got nicked on the nose by one of their beaks, drawing blood! I've never seen seagulls act so aggressively annoying before.
So...as I watched all my fellow beachers fighting with these pesky birds, a story started to unfold in my mind. I had a notepad with me for my book already in progress, but I found myself instead writing out scenes inspired by what was happening around me. I thought that maybe it might turn into a short story, ten pages perhaps, but a month later, I had a whole novella.
And now, that novella is published and available for .99 cents on your Kindle (Nook soon) and under $5 in paperback. It's supposed to be a fun read, nothing deep or fancy, just a quick escape to the beach... So, if you're interested, there you have it.
Also, PROGENY will be on sale for .99 in the Kindle Store and for Nook from Dec 25 through Dec 27! Merry Christmas!!!