I am at work on my young adult novel, tentatively titled Peregrin’s Journey, the story of a girl who finds herself in a mystery that spans lifetimes. As she prepares to travel from New York City to Ocracoke Island, a small piece of the puzzle surrounding her birth, deep in the Balkan mountains, is revealed. And she is given the only link to her past, an obsidian necklace. Along the way she connects with a real sea creature that is steeped in myth, and close to extinction. And she finds herself transported to a past life in Crete where her alter-ego, Halimede is continuing her mother’s studies of the seas and the stars.
Peri and Halimede are two of the Seven Sisters, connected by a common thread that link ancient and modern wisdom: an obsidian necklace. The Sisters are united throughout all time by the principles of compassion, harmony, conservation, oneness, intuition, creativity, peace. In this life, Peri is being called upon to use the wisdom of the Seven Sisters to answer the question that has always been with her: Who am I? And solving this mystery could transform and even, save, the world.