Now, before we dive headfirst into this, we just want to clear up what we’re doing. Remember that book we mentioned in our About page? ( Hint, hint, if you don’t remember, go back to our About page and do your research. Don’t be lazy. We’ll still be here tomorrow.) Okay, now that everyone’s caught up, we can finally explain what this post will be about. As you’ve probably guessed by now, we’re going to give you a sneak peak at our book, which we’ve finally started. And (here comes the good part) if you’re good, we just might let you read the entire book as we write it. Just do us one favor. IF you read this, give us honest feedback in the comments section. We won’t be offended. This book is a work in progress, and we need your help to make it the best it can be. Here we go…I’m Val. Or, as my mother used to insist calling me, Valerie. But she’s gone now. As much as her death pains me, it set me free in a way. She no longer pines me to live up to her standards. Once upon a time, we both worked as maids in the Medieval castles of Rensovia*. I still do. While my mother excelled and rose through the ranks, I stayed firmly put. After just a few moons, Mother was the Head Maid, an honorable rank. But, I still lacked, an outcast amongst the other maids. While they dreamed of reaching the levels of accomplishment my mother had, I had my sights set elsewhere. My mother pestered me to behave like the others, but I just couldn’t see it. Now that she has died of chemical poisoning, at least she won’t be there to see me fail.