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A baby girl first known as Brian... teenage runaway at sixteen... mother of three fantastic, occasionally frustrating teenagers... PhD in Human Genetics... Fairy Godmother... dancer... Texan... author of the Bone Dressing series... Michelle is all of these... and so much more...
Bone Dressing is a well-seasoned mix of my life… thoughts, ideas, stolen moments, things that happened, things I only wish had happened, and things I’m glad never happened! Then, of course, there are those odd bits and pieces of friends and foes thrown in just to add a little flavor here and there.
Bone Dressing is life, accelerated… Syd’s life. It’s about seeing things, judging things, events and people as you think they are in that moment. Then, hopefully, realizing that perhaps they weren’t quite the way you thought. That maybe, just maybe, this life is meant to be lived, not judged… felt, not feared.
But, there’s also a bit of magic thrown into Bone Dressing. Because life is magical. It can be wonderful and it can be equally terrible. But, it’s always, irrevocably magnificent. We are, each and every one of us, capable of amazing, profound, truly incredible feats.
Time is running out... the dark that's been chasing Syd for many lifetimes has finally caught up with her...
Sydney Roberdeau lost her parents as a young girl. Waiting for her life to start and the freedom that will come with her eighteenth birthday, Syd spends much of her time haunting the local cemetery. It is there, stretched out among the dead, that she feels most alive, most at home. Until one rainy night when Beau, Sarah and T.J. crash her ghostly sanctuary, appearing out of nowhere, turning her already inside-out world one degree past upside down. Syd must now revisit past lives, dressing in the bodies of her previous selves … bone dressing. Her only chance to outrun the evil breathing down her neck is to face her own worst nightmares and her strongest desires. But if she can’t stay out of trouble in this life, how can she possibly fix mistakes from past lives? And just how many lives has she lived, loved and lost? What is Syd exactly, and what will she risk for the life of a man she doesn’t remember, the man she spent a lifetime with, the man she loves? Everything … including her very own life? Bone Dressing, the first in a series of seven books, will carry Syd and Beau on an adventure that transcends life itself.
When my daughter first heard the title of the book, she thought we were trying a new kind of salad dressing. Hmmm… maybe a new marketing technique. I could set up a book signing for the condiment aisle at the local grocery store.
Now, it’s time to put some music on and light candles and incense… time to get back to writing the next book in the series. I also have a non-fiction book in the pipeline. Besides that, enough air to fill my lungs, rain to wash away the tears, peppers to season my food, love to fill my heart, and laughter to make it all worthwhile.
My website, www.BoneDressing.com.