“The Widow’s Blessing”

I am pleased to announce that I will be releasing a short story between “Walls of Ash” and “The Masque and the Mausoleum”.  This short piece will fall between the end of book one and the beginning of book 2 and will be told from the point of view of Annalice Hilbourne.


Annalice Hilbourne is only eight years old when she is swept away to live in India while her father builds up his trade business in the shadow of the East India Company. Anna finds India to be a captivating and mysterious place and the people just as intriguing. She makes friends with a girl who’s family works for her father. Saachi is a clever and gentle girl but Anna’s curiosity and need to explore leads them to places they have been warned not to go near.
Set during the Asiatic cholera pandemic of India, we glimpse the continuing story of “Walls of Ash” through the eyes of young Annalice. This short story is the prologue for the upcoming second release in the “Daughters of Rhineholt” series, “The Masque and the Mausoleum”.