One insecure perfectionist. One guilt-ridden artist. One child-woman who talks to peacocks. A trio of complex heroines on separate journeys toward a single intertwined truth.Imagine living exclusively for others and waking up one day with a chance to start over. The terrifying new beginning reeks of abandonment and betrayal. The choice for Seattle resident Monica lingers between now and then. . .them and her. Izabel's idyllic existence on Orcas Island is turned upside down during the birth of a friend's child. Suddenly, pain rips through her own body, and life as she knows it shifts, hinting at a forgotten past and propelling her toward an uncertain future. On another island, young Daisy awakens surrounded by infinite shades of blue. Is she dreaming or has she stepped through the portal into a fantastical land where animals spout philosophy and a gruesome monster plots her destruction? Blue - a subtle psychological mind-bender where each heroine is her own worst enemy. Eccentric. Loveable. Unforgettable.
Kayce Stevens Hughlett is a soulful and spirited woman. In her roles as life coach, writer, speaker, and ponderer extraordinaire, she invites individuals and groups to playfully and fearlessly cross thresholds toward authentic living. Kayce is a published author, long-time blogger, and contributor to several collections and online publications. Her 2012 book, As I Lay Pondering: daily invitations to live a transformed life, is a lyrical and lucid treasure that invites readers to new awakenings throughout the year. Her novel, Blue, is scheduled to release September 10, 2015. Learn more about her creative coaching, ponderings, and personalized Parisian adventures at www.liveittogiveit.me.
You can take the girl out of Oklahoma, but you can't take Oklahoma out of the girl. Writing fiction is an eye-opening process. My novel BLUE is a book sandwiched in between two memoir-ish endeavors on my part (As I Lay Pondering: daily invitations to live a transformed life and the in-process travel memoir, An Accidental Pilgrim).
Still, the reader who observes closely will find hints of my story throughout BLUE. Yes, I used to play pinball and eat chili dogs (we called them coneys) down on the Strip at Oklahoma State University. Did I sneak into the presidential suite of the Sig Alph house? I'm not a kiss and tell sort of girl, so some things will remain a discreet mystery. ;)
Blue: A Novel
Jack’s effect on Monica was calming. It reminded her of the way her dad used to talk about his and June’s first few months together. “Daddy used to get all dreamy-eyed when he talked about their time at Oklahoma State: playing pinball and eating chili dogs down on the Strip; stealing kisses by Theta Pond and sneaking into his presidential suite in the Sig Alph house. They were the golden couple on campus. They used to stroll hand in hand through the hedgerows and cheer together at football games. He said he was the luckiest man alive when they got married.”