WAYNESBURG – The mystical world in the “Sensate Nine Moon Saga” is coming to Greene County.
Thanks to a foray into family genealogy, author Carol Cajigas of Lancaster was inspired to write a fantasy trilogy based on an obscure ancestor she stumbled upon, Teater Higgins, a great-grandfather who was, according to old family accounts, “buried somewhere in Waynesburg.”
WAYNESBURG — Carol Cajigas may have been born and raised in Bellaire, Ohio, but she has a special affinity for Greene County.
Interested in her family history, Cajigas researched her genealogical background and stumbled across a man by the name of Teater Higgins, who turned out to be her great grandfather. She traced Higgins’ birth to Paw Paw, West Virginia, and learned that he later married a wom...
In 2011 Alexandra Higgins spoke to me, and without knowing, her words brought forth the Sensate Nine Moon Saga. Before one word of the series was written, she let me know it would all work out in the end. Her words were cryptic and contained deep thoughts. Here's what she said:
“The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
The instant her toe caught Alexandra braced herself for the impact. As her body made contact, the surface gave way. A scream escaped her lips as she tumbled downward through a dark shaft. The descent ended abruptly with a belly flop into icy cold water.
Water gushed up her nose and into her mouth; she thrashed until her foot touched bottom and her head...
I've been researching cataclysmic events for my next novel, and I've settled on the destructive nature of the aberrant gamma ray.
It's a good thing I write fiction. I can't imagine the work it would take to be factual; I have enough trouble keeping my characters from running off the page as it is. Although my books revolve around a fictional world, I try to keep a firm footing in the real world....
Larkspur is the first book of H.H.Laura's Sensate Nine Moon Saga, and is being offered FREE to celebrate the publication of Heartseed, the third book in the series in which the Prophecy comes to an end. (This FREE copy is only available until August 1st.)