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Amelia Earhart and Intentional Living

Amelia Earhart’s Letter to George Putnam

I believe in intentional living. I’m not opposed to or incapable of spontaneity, but I have discovered that the best way—for me—to cultivate a life in which surprises more often joyous than disastrous is to generally be very thoughtful about what I say and do. Stumbling across this letter (you can find a larger image here) from Amelia Earhart to George Putnam—the man she married—was just the kind of magical surprise I love. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t admire her for her professional daring, but, as I’ve grown older and learned more about both the world in general and her in particular, I have grown to appreciate her sense of self. She knew what she wanted, and she was brave enough to be honest about that, even if it meant bucking convention or ending a relationship. What a remarkable individual.

After Him

When I wrote my first novel, I had no idea that I was writing the first book in a series. I was just putting down on paper a story that had been in my head for a long time. But, by the time I wrote the final sentence of Under the Legend, I knew two things: that Nola Mitchell wasn’t done with me yet, and that there were other heroines waiting for me to tell their tales.

In the Twisted Web isn’t exactly a sequel to Under the Legend. It is, rather, the expansion of a world that’s been waiting for me to discover it. And that world just got a lot bigger with the release of After Him.

This is—in a lot of ways—my most personal book. But many of the themes I explore here are similar to those that informed the earlier novels, and all three books offer something that, as it turns out, is important to me: Women capable of rescuing themselves.

I hope you enjoy reading this new release as much as I enjoyed writing it.