This book began it’s journey in 2013 for the National Novel Month but the idea for this book began in July of this same year. You know it is amazing how one character from a show can impact so much of my life and it did when I awoke to the tragic news of his death. It was something so profound and for me it felt like losing a part of my family. I thought about the pain and hurt it caused those he loved and this is when Chasing Clarity was born. However I did not want to write his story. It was more about bringing the theme of love and loss and how my main character Mia will try to overcome the tragic obstacles and be able to find a purpose and pursue on her dreams. I went ahead an researched the five stages of grief and incorporated this into the novel. I know friends who are like family that have been through this type of pain and my hope is that Mia’s story will help in the healing process of their own hearts.