Move over werewolves and werecats. I’m making room for shapeshifting spiders. 😀 That’s right baby! THE SPIDER INSIDE HER has found a home with Belfire Press. Woohoooooooo!
This is a special stories for many reasons. First, I had the initial draft written in record time (pre-pregnancy), even for me. Six weeks. It was one of those stories I’ve always wanted to tell because of the implications. That leads me to the second reason. You see, my heroine runs an abuse shelter. I wouldn’t call myself an abuse victim because all it took was one smack for me to get the hell out of that relationship. Not the years and years of abuse that some women go through. Not to mention, I’ve also been a stalking victim, and that scared the hell out of me. The third reason has to do with a story that had stuck with me for more than ten years. It was the live news footage of a man who had slammed his two-year-old son to the ground as punishment for his wife leaving him. She, too, was an abuse victim.
So what would happen if the abuse victims finally got their justice, but in the supernatural way?
That “what if” started the ball rolling for this story. I needed to write it. Since it took six weeks, I guess my determination spoke for itself.
What I find cool about this is if you had been watching the thread on Bitten By Books, someone had asked me about future works and I had made a reference to TSIH. At the time, I had no idea that it was being considered for publication. That makes this all the more exciting. For a while I was worried I’d be a one-hit wonder. I worry no more. 😉