Sixteen-year-old Jett Hart refuses to accept the diagnosis that her mother is brain-dead. Yes, Mom’s long-comatose body seems like an empty shell. But there was that split-second, weird time Jett swears she lifted out from her own body and travelled to an indigo-colored, starry space where she felt Mom’s presence.
Now, as Jett’s caretaking aunt threatens to pull Mom’s life support, Jett must find this mysterious indigo place again and return her mother to her body before it’s too late. Only her schoolmate Farold, an amateur quantum physicist who may or may not give off a more-than-friends vibe, believes she can do this and has some ideas about how to help Jett get back “up there.”
Even if Jett manages to find Mom in the “indigo,” can she bring her back to her body? While also staying connected to her own “empty shell” below? And, what if . . . someone is trying to stop her?
A teen thriller offering astral projection cosmology, life cords, parallel universes, and wormholes, THE INDIGO is a wild trip through one person’s consciousness “above,” her interconnected reality “below,” and the psychological and potentially fatal dangers of being disconnected from both.
“The thing with The Indigo is the writing. It’s subtle, sweet and doesn’t skirt around the subjects of grief and loss. It’s not afraid to talk about a struggling family, emotionally, financially, and with each other’s relationships. What Siegel has created here is a beautiful book, filled with believable and relatable characters who have real feelings…. Siegel has written a triumph.” — Sally Altass, Reedsy.
Heather Siegel is the author of THE KING & THE QUIRKY, and OUT FROM THE UNDERWORLD. She teaches academic and creative writing, holds an MFA from The New School University, and lives with her family in Southern Florida.
for the Doctor, Book 2 in the Lange Brothers Trilogy
They were in it for the fun, but never
expected the storm…
Life for hometown ER physician Dr. Max Lange has always
been sweet. He loves his job and is dialed in socially with his family, friends,
and community. But lately, something feels like it’s missing. When a visiting
doctor pulls him in for a hot kiss and asks him to play along in order to avoid
unwanted attention from a hospital administrator, Max knows exactly what he
wants and needs—the lovely Dr. Mitchell.
After a tragic error shakes her confidence
beyond repair, Dr.
Lauren Mitchell has abandoned her career in cardiothoracic
surgery and instead works as a lead medical consultant for a top cardiovascular
technology company. She enjoys her simple life on the road—hotel rooms, room
service, and no emotional entanglements.
a violent storm throws her into service at St. Mark’s hospital, Max has only a
few days to prove to Lauren that they belong together, while she must
reevaluate her career…and her life. Will Max’s love be enough to make River’s
Edge and Max her home?
Nan Reinhardt is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet romantic
fiction for Tule Publishing. Her day job is working as a freelance copyeditor
and proofreader, however, writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She
can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first
romance novel at the age of ten and is still writing, but now from the
viewpoint of a wiser, slightly rumpled, woman in her prime. Nan lives in the
Midwest with her husband of 48 years, where they split their time between a
house in the city and a cottage on a lake.
Not only are you a prolific writer, but you’re also a freelance copy editor. What
came first—writing or editing?
A: I’ve been writing since I
could hold a pen, so the real answer is writing, but I’ve been a freelance
editor since 1996 and my first book wasn’t published until 2012, so… you do the
math. I love both my careers—editing is always challenging and I get to read a
lot of great books and discover new authors. Writing is my heart. I can’t
imagine me without it.
The setting for your Tule books is the small town of River’s Edge, Indiana,
which is full of quirky and fun secondary characters. Did you grow up in a small
A: I did not. I grew up in the
suburbs of a big city, but ever since I read Anne of Green Gables, I’ve wanted to experience small-town life. I
get some of that at our lake cottage, which is in a small town, but mostly, I’m
a city girl. That said, there are plenty of quirky characters in the city, too,
so lots of inspiration.
What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
A: The middle. My friend, author
Liz Flaherty and I have a little saying that goes, “First is the meet-cute, the
attracted, stuff happens, then there’s a conflict, and then the happily ever
after.” It’s the “stuff happens” part that’s hardest for me, but if you let
your characters go, they’ll usually come through.
What is the toughest criticism you’ve received as a writer? The best
A: An editor once told me my
hero was an asshole. Man, that one hurt, particularly because she was right. He
was. I learned so much from her about characterization and story. I’ll always
be grateful, but that was pretty harsh.
Writing can be an emotional, stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
A: Breathe. Really. Just
breathe. When you’re overwhelmed, step away, take a walk, have a glass of wine,
weed a garden, read a book, watch a movie, absorb some story. You’d be
surprised how much it helps to just step away for a few hours.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: For a while, I wanted to be an
archeologist—in 4th grade, I learned about Howard Carter and the discovery of
Tutankhamun’s tomb and I was fascinated. But then I found out Egypt was hot and
there were scorpions, so… In high school for a while I wanted to go to Paris
and be a translator—I’m an unabashed Francophile. But between those, I was writing
and I knew one day, I would be a writer. Being published was a dream I didn’t
dare to express out loud, but wow! It’s an amazing ride!
Favorite book when you were a kid?
A: Every book I read—seriously.
But the one that made me want to be a romance writer was Gene Stratton-Porter’s
The Harvester. David Langston was the
ultimate romance novel hero—I highly recommend it!
And here is a question that everyone loves: If you could choose three people,
living or dead, to invite to a dinner party, who would they be and why?
A: My mom because I miss her;
Dorothy Parker because she’s funny and quick and I think we’d get along great;
and Carole King because she seems like such an intelligent, gentle soul and
after dinner, she could sing for us.
Takasa, goddess of the sun, left her mountain home consumed with bitterness caused by her long endured loneliness. The elders in her tribe fed her a potion to put her to sleep for a thousand years to wait for the one who would be able to save them from her wrath.
Luneria, goddess of the moon, saw that Rubani, the God of War, was in need of advice. She offered her assistance and watched out for him during his latest campaign with the people. Rubani wanted her for his wife, Luneria was unsure, She had only spoken a few times and she did not want to leave the sky to be among the people. Was there a way for the goddesses to have happiness without losing the position?
Dana Littlejohn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After spending most of her youth dreaming up stories to pass around the lunch room for her friends to read, she decided that writing was something she wanted to do. As an adult, she took on a new role as mother, wife, and laborer, and her writing took a back seat. In 2003 and with the encouragement of her husband, she picked up her pen again and has no intention on putting it down. She has called Indianapolis, Indiana, her home for over 10 years, still working a 9-5, and is still a wife and mother, but now an author. Her imagination is the wildest ride ever! Jump on board and see for yourself!