NEW – Grounded

I am delighted to announce my next romance novel, coming in March 2019 through Escape Publishing – Grounded.

In a world where wings give everyone the freedom to fly, an artist born wingless uses her art to show the winged world the wonder of the ground. But when she meets a recently injured police officer who finds himself grounded, they will both learn that there is more than one way to soar.

I am so happy with the cover – revealed in December 2018! – a very handsome Benedick Sasaki!

I really love how this story came together, and all the world-building that was necessary for a world in which most people have wings. How do chairs work in that instance? How do clothes work? How do winged bodies work? What metaphors do they use in language?

What challenges are faced by people who can’t fly?

Huge thanks to those who read the novella version of it, especially Julia Svagonovic for her insights, and Heather Edwards for her feedback.


Grounded is available at:

Grounded interviews online

Renee Dahlia interviewed me about Grounded and the worst thing to put in a piñata .

I’ve written a guest post for Leisl Leighton about building the world of Grounded – from rethinking furniture and biology to the concept of ‘wingspan’.

Making wingspan in a wind-tossed world is the post I wrote for the BookBaybz, about the language of living in a winged world – common sayings, metaphors and vernacular to bring this alternative world to life.

Darlene Fredette hosted a Q&A for me on her Finding the Write Words site – I talk about my writing and reading habits and inspirations.

Escape has previously published my erotic short story, Sky High, Bone Deep (writing as N.M. Harris)

Words are like oxygen

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