The Anandrian Series came about because my eldest daughter, Laura, asked for a story. She was young at the time, so I wrote a chapter book. Years later, several women read it and insisted it would make a great adult fairy tale that takes place between Earth and magical Anandria.
So, Destiny Calls, book 1, was rewritten and published. Of course, my youngest daughter, Diana, wanted in on the story, so she became Laura's daughter in the second book, Destiny Reclaimed - and was delighted when she became a bad ass gargoyle!
Since then, I have released a third novel in the series, Destiny Fulfilled and I have just finished writing Twisted Destiny. I know there's a fifth book to follow - Dark Destiny.
A couple of notes of interest: I try to use family and friends' names - names help determine your magical powers in Anandria and these meanings have certainly influenced the story line!
In the story Laura is an artist. My Laura, in real life, actually grew up to be a fine artist. She has drawn all the covers on my novels in pencil crayon!
I had no idea I would become an author. I was just a mom and a physical education teacher. If I hadn't had kids, I may never have discovered the joy of writing.