Shopping for stories

For those of us who read, and read, and read … shopping for a new story is a spirit-refreshing adventure. Be it musing from stack to stack in a book store, or library, or browsing online, the experience is exhilarating. Sometimes it’s a random cover that strikes your heart, or mind. The symbols or colors displayed grab your intuition, or the people on the cover compel you to learn more about them. At other times, a seed planted by a friend, the media, or a review begins the quest.

Writing women’s fiction is like shopping for stories. I look for thoughtful characters involved in challenging plots and add in a touch of archaeology, the metaphysical, and alternative healing modalities. I love shopping!