Cyndy Aleo

Four Little Bees Writing & Editing

author, freelance writing, editing, and a little bit of web development, helping clients with content development, book editing, and blog set-up and customization

Available today! THE FOREST'S SON - complete

First, your obligatory buy link: THE FOREST'S SON at Amazon.

Secondly, a little about the title. When I started writing this book way back during NaNoWriMo, it was called Dziwozony. That... is not a title that would sell in any English-speaking country. And I tossed around a whole bunch of titles, but nothing felt right.

And then one day, the adorable Emma Trevayne, whose musical tastes are superseded only by her incredible writing, was tweeting lyrics from The Decemberists' "The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)": "A forest's son, a river's daughter." And I had the title, and the scene in the stream and everything came together.

Of course, it never made the playlist, because it didn't fit the scene, which I wrote to repeated plays of Mia Maestros' "Llovera" from the Twilight: Breaking Dawn soundtrack (and might be one of the best songs to ever come off those soundtracks).