Hi there. Hunter here. I’ve been working hard to meet my goal: finish my first draft of Sacrifice by the end of the first quarter. Only a few scenes left, so I think I can make it! Just trying to decide how much of a cliff hanger to end on… Do you guys like cliff hangers? I have a love-hate thing with it. Like with horror, I love to be scared, if it’s done well. I hope this one makes people want to read the next book to see what happens.
This is the first book from the Lupercalia world that I’m writing entirely on my own. It’s had its ups and downs. The best thing being that I don’t have to wait on anyone else if I feel like writing on it, the worst thing being that there’s less back and forth with ideas, and no real surprises. Well, except the surprises that the characters throw at me while I’m writing. Those are fun. I didn’t know Tash at all when I started writing him. I had an inspiration photo, and the thought that he wanted to be a witch. And then he fell for Jhody, and that brought up all sorts of interesting topics to explore in relation to race, sexuality, and bias. Anyhow, it’s been a roller coaster, for sure. Getting to know them and their friends has been a lot of fun, and I hope my readers feel the same way.
I got my writing partner to do a couple sketches of the main characters, Tash and Jhody, so I thought I’d share them with you all. I love how they came out. Hats off to Chelsey Peterson for this. I had an earlier watercolour I did of Jhody, but he looked much younger and chubbier than this, and I really picture him as delicate-boned, more like this version.
Also, I got my Facebook page set up, if anyone would like to follow me there. You’ll get more updates and sneak peeks, I imagine. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hunter-Penhallow-author/447661888733057?sk=timeline