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Carrie Gessner I'm editing this because I apparently misunderstood the question. Yes, The Stroke of Thirteen is a sequel to "Where You Can See the Stars," but you do…moreI'm editing this because I apparently misunderstood the question. Yes, The Stroke of Thirteen is a sequel to "Where You Can See the Stars," but you don't have to read them in order.

[It's not! It's a standalone contemporary fantasy novel set in the real world. :)

Book two in the Heartfriends trilogy is tentatively titled The Shadow of the Endless Night. I don't yet have an estimated release date for that.](less)
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NEW PROJECT: A Matter of Perspective, a D&D Adventure

I did something new in July! I took an online class about writing an RPG adventure through the Storytelling Collective and then took a stab at actually writing an adventure. The fruits of my labor (which took a little longer than a month thanks to a planned vacation and an unplanned bout of illness) is a one-shot adventure called A Matter of Perspective. In a sleepy countryside village, a
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