The Amulet of Renari just sprang up on its own terms, self-created. Years later I came to see it had an essential similarity to Narnia—or at least a discussion of Narnia—but it was isolated from most of my worlds, which were fundamentally linked and characters and situations could often crisscross fluidly during the writing phase. Renari was separate. People never really liked the story either—they just didn’t and couldn’t explain why—but I didn’t care. I always felt sure the poetic imagery of the final chapters was echoing something real, some feeling that was inside a reader out there.
On an off chance it would work, I did mildly link it into Ryan and Essie’s universe—Renari is mentioned as a planet system. So it’s not truly a fantasy world like in most stories, a place that is made up and operates by rules of magic. It has some linkage to our real world—which makes it even more like Narnia. The travelers to Narnia always come to and from our world, so Narnia is a part of our world. “I suppose this whole country is inside the wardrobe.”
After a while I decided to bring it back. I even had an ebook cover from the past, and just need time (soooo busy right now) to run up a quick little ebook. Now Facets has been retired, this would give more people a chance to read Renari. I don’t know yet how it would fit in my scheme of things, but I’ve just always been sure about it.
And there will be more updates.
7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, Star Wars fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.