Juicy Trivia about The Power of the Crystalline Trees

Juicy Trivia about The Power of the Crystalline Trees

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A Book is Born: Some Backstory on The Power of the Crystalline Trees

It’s been a big first week since the birth of The Power of the Crystalline Trees. Lots of positive response on Facebook to the launch. And sharing of the page link.

But first…thank you so much to those who have left those awesome reviews on Amazon! With just 4 reviews the book climbed all the way up to the 300s (the lower the number the better). A few more reviews and the book could possible get into the top 100 for our category.

And then a small step for the author but a giant leap for the book …Amazon finally linked the two versions of the book (kindle and print). I kept checking cause it said 72 hours…and nothing, nothing, nothing. So finally I sent them an email yesterday (that was fun tracking that link down) and this morning…ta da!

So now I have one link to rule them all!

Here’s the link to leave a review.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I thought it would be fun to share some “special  trivia” about the book. When I fall in love with a book I want to know all the backstory…which is partly why I created the website. So here are some fun tidbits:

Lan’s secret name: Gavilán is actually Spanish for Hawk. Definitely Lan’s totem animal, Hawk energy shows up in the next book The Power of the Crystalline Horses. Those wings are soooo dreamy and Lan will continue to have visions about someone with wings that stirs his heart (weird cause he doesn’t know anyone who has wings).

The Forest of Dandaka: I feel as though writing about trees and how they interact with each other hasn’t just made me feel more connected to trees, but I feel like trees are more aware of me! I’m in the circle of trust, so to speak. Which is why for every copy of TPotCT that is bought in print, I will be donating to reforesting projects. And receiving the contribution of trees in all forms in my life (the house I live in, the journal I create with, the furniture my legs are resting on right now) with the deepest of appreciation.

I am wondering…after reading Chapter 5…do you feel a greater connection to trees as well?

The Moon Calendar and Days Out of Balance: I’ve always been fascinated by the rhythms of the moon. The past several years, I’ve created New Moon Calendars for the coming year to help me be more aware of when the New and Full Moon dates are. (Segue: I wonder how much of my menstrual issues that I had 2 decades ago was because I was out of rhythm with the moon?)

I loved creating a New Moon Calendar for the book based on trees…which is a very Celtic thing. Based on today’s date we are currently in the Cyprus Moon Month. The Day Out of Balance actually fell on the New Moon date of Nov 7th. Yikes! All kinds of weird things happened that day in our nonfictional world!

My fictional Days Out of Balance are based on equinox and solstice dates plus the midpoint between seasonal changes…except the first New Moon of the new year, the Tibetan New Year). I have to actually track the time frame of my characters as they journey in the book to keep track of when a Day Out of Balance is going to happen next. I’m cooking up some really spectacular events for the sequel!

One last question for you…where in the world do you imagine our story is actually taking place?

In the next post, I’ll share some challenges I’m facing writing the sequel. Perhaps you can help me solve them with your creative input.

Okay…please take a minute to pop on over to Amazon and leave a review, if you haven’t yet. Let’s get into the top 100! Here’s the link.

Again…a huge thank you if you already have. I have no way to respond to your reviews on the page (I desperately want to click a “Thumb’s Up” like on FB) but I read each one and receive your contribution to the book with so much gratitude.

Till next time,


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