An update for catching Shadows

Hear ye, hear ye!

You are cordially invited to the coronation of High Queen Maeve.

Once we locate her, that is.

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TW: mental health, adult themes, adult language, etc.

Hello, friends.

I wanted to make the official announcement that we are looking at a postponment for the release of Catching Shadows, the finale of the first trilogy in The Five Realms universe.

Catching Shadows looks like it’s going to be about 1.6-2x as long as Catching Embers was, and the incredibly dark themes have made it a bit difficult for me.

When you are struggling with mental illness, it’s challenging to ask for help and even more so to, at times, “admit defeat”, but that is exactly what I must do.

My situation is such that I will be moving soon. It will be the 34th time I’ve moved in my life. I recently turned 33.

With this move, I have the most incredible sense of hope. Hope, for the first time in years, that I will be able to be on my own. That I can create a sanctuary, a true home, for myself and my furry family. And that without the drag and pull of negative, toxic, outside forces, I will be able to create as I’ve never created before.

This has been a long time coming. I lived alone for approximately 5 months when I was 18, and never since.

When the dust settles, there are going to be some Massive Changes around here. I’ve been working on a lot of them behind the scenes. Have you seen danielleberggren.com lately? It looks pretty sweet, if I do say so myself.

I also reformatted both the Five Realms books and polished up the covers a bit, plus tended to the newsletter just a tad and, well… there’s a bunch, but I won’t bore you with all the specifics.

The main question: when should you expect to have a copy of Catching Shadows in hand?

I don’t know.

I do know that I will have more of an idea of “when” in about 2 months. I need time to get some things Settled properly.

There’s also a Super Secret Project I will be announcing around that time. I’m very, very excited. Literally vibrating in my chair right about now.

I love you. Stay well.

xoxo,

D.B.