WINGS OF CHANGE released last week in the midst of an incredibly busy week for me — 9 days on the road visiting family and attending a workshop. Now that I’m home and able to take a breath, I’m so pleased to share that this collection of dragon-themed tales includes one of my stories!
A Chinese zodiac-inspired tale, THE SOUL BY WHICH WE MEASURE OURS embellishes on why Dragon didn’t win the zodiac race.
I loved writing this story because the tale of the zodiac race is one of the first stories I remember my mother telling me. She’s also superstitious and a devout believer in astrology and numerology, with many stories about the animals and their capers. I think this is where my love of myth and folklore really started, way back then — not with Grimm’s original dark fairy tales, but with my mother’s beliefs and earnest storytelling.