I am a big fan of the television show, The West Wing. The writing is superb, as is the acting. When I was plotting out the Sister Jacobine stories, one scene from The West Wing lingered in my mind.

There wasn’t much to the scene, really. Former Press Secretary, now Chief of Staff CJ Cregg, played by Allison Janney is walking down a hallway talking with Annabeth Schott, played by Kristin Chenoweth. That’s it. And yet, the dialogue stuck with me. Particularly the part about height. Here’s the scene:

And so, Sister Jacobine is short. Kristin Chenoweth short. It just seemed to me that it would be a great advantage for her to be short and slight, constantly underestimated by her targets and anyone else she had to fight with. It’s actually one of her greatest weapons. What else would you want in the Pope’s master assassin?

I really hope you enjoy reading about Sister Jacobine. She’s been a joy to create and discover. I’ve very proud to announce that her first two stories are now available for purchase on the Stories Rule Press website and across all the major retailers.

 

 

And you won’t have to wait long to find out what happens next. Story 3: Excommunication will be out September 15th. Story 4: Requiem Mass will be out September 29th. Both are already on pre-order, a great way  to ensure you don’t miss out on Sister Jacobine’s next adventure!

Enjoy.

Mark