Seven Secret Wives is the story of an Amish farm wife who is pushed down violently by her mentally ill husband. Landing on her very large, pregnant belly, she loses a seven month old daughter who lives fifteen minutes in her arms. Her asthmatic, five year old son runs for help to a neighboring farm and dies from exposure to the elements. In one week, Naomi Toombs buries two children and her husband walks away in the morning rain and disappears. For five years, she waits for him to return; thinking he is schizophrenic. Deciding that her husband has to be dead, she decides to make a new life for herself amongst the English. A chain of events lead Naomi to the discovery that her husband is t dead, but has seven secrets. Black Lightning strikes and angels cry.
About six-thirty in the evening when I was seventeen, I unexpectedly had a white haired being pop into my presence, stare at me, and then poof... disappear. In those few brief seconds of time, I became a believer in the existence of parallel universes and societies of mystical people other than our own. I was raised in an extremist, holiness religion where the women wore long hair, long skirts, and long sleeves like the Amish. The Black Lightning series is my attempt to write about beings from parallel worlds interacting with extremists like I once was. I am a full time writer, living in a small cabin in the Ozark Mountains.