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Hello, Readers!

Okay, so I have to admit here that I have a newly found guilty pleasure: The Hamilton soundtrack. 

I can’t help it! 

Blame my husband for my lack of a book review this week. He took me to see Hamilton in San Francisco on our 23rd anniversary this year, and shortly after he fell prey to the soundtrack and became obsessed with it. Not me, though. It took getting to the point of watching it again when it premiered on Disney last month to get me hooked. Now I’m the one addicted. I can’t get the songs out of my mind, and they run through my head all day long.

So what’s the deal?

I don’t know how to explain it, and I would guess that many other fans of the show would have trouble describing it as well. All I can tell you is that the Pulitzer Prize winning writer took what high school history books may have shown as a blip on the historical radar and turned it into a gripping, moving tale about a flawed man scrambling through life. 

Haven’t seen it yet? 

If you’ve been holding out, definitely give it a look. It’s not really my intent to plug Disney here, but at present it’s the only way to watch the show. And if you still don’t get it after your first viewing? Maybe give the tunes one more shot before walking away.

Already a fan?

I don’t know about you, but I definitely have a newfound respect for theater, and I can’t wait until this terrible virus passes us by so that I can score tickets to experience it again on stage. And others as well. I’m lucky to live in the San Francisco area, as there are always different Broadway musicals playing at one venue or another. We will definitely be taking ourselves to the theater more often as soon as things open up again.

In the meantime, I have a new obsession now …

The Light Chaser series has started to consume me as I outline the first few books. Right now I’m bouncing back and forth between 4 or 5 books, but either way, I’m loving the way the story is coming together. I’ve never written books that are quite so “epic,” so here’s hoping that they find a home in your minds as a unique fantasy experience. 

And finally …

I pinky swear that I will, in fact, read a book soon so that I can share my thoughts with you! But until then …

Happy Reading (or listening)!

Jen 

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