Golden Leaf Hall of Fame Spotlight on Paranormal: Maria V. Snyder (Storm Glass)

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than six weeks away! This year, we have two Golden Leaf Hall of Fame recipients. This achievement is awarded to a published author who has won three times in the same category. Presentation of the prestigious Hall of Fame award will be done during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference award ceremony on October 17, 2014.

Over the next several days, we will spotlight these award-winning books.

Spotlight on Paranormal: “Storm Glass,” by Maria V. Snyder (MIRA), Golden Leaf winner 2009


A spark of joy touched my soul.  Startled, I looked around for Zitora.  Had she uncovered her glass unicorn?  Instead Kade strode toward me, holding a ball of fire.

As he drew closer, the song in my heart expanded.  It buzzed along my skin, vibrated in my blood.  He stopped and held out the sphere to me.  His orb.

I grasped the ball.  Energy sizzled and popped up my arms and down my spine.  Light swirled inside, changing colors at an amazing speed.  The sweet harmony of pure magic sang in my ears.   Overwhelmed, I sank to the sand and cradled the orb in my lap.

Kade knelt next to me.  “What’s the matter?”

“It…”  Words to describe it died in my throat.

“What?”  He prompted.

“It calls…no, sings to me.  Silly, I know.”

“Not silly at all.  It sings to me, too.”  His gaze met mine.

(Work is copyright of the author; may not be reused without permission.)


If you missed it, check out our interview with Maria here.

It’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information. But hurry, registration closes October 4th!

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