That old sadness is creeping back in…A Teaser Quote from Dying to Know

My greatest fear here is not that I’ll never find my purpose, it’s that I will, and then I’ll ruin all my chances of a happily ever afterlife and end up just as miserable and lonely as I was the day I died. I thought that was my rock-bottom, that beautiful sunny Southern California day when the first me left.


Today, in this very moment, that old sadness is creeping back in, as well as the anger, the pain, and the overwhelming feeling of being utterly insignificant. Fear has dug its way back under my skin, scraping along my bones, and filling my veins with poison. It’s become a neighbor again to Doubt, which is currently ripping into my heart and making a forever home there.

I just want to go back to sleep where it was dark and quiet. Where for just a fraction of a moment, I forgot it all. I felt nothing, because nothing is what I had become.

And right now, that sounds like Heaven.

– Piper Willow, Dying to Know – Coming Soon © Trish Marie Dawson

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A Teaser Excerpt from Finding Hope

If you’ve not read the third book in the Find Me series yet, you really should. Really.

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“Love isn’t meant to be easy, even after you die.”

“Love isn’t meant to be easy, even after you die.”

The Station Series, Book 4. Coming Soon.


“Don’t you dare let her open that door,” Hector warns Leif just above a whisper. “We’ll lose them both.” But Leif drops his head and steps aside, allowing me access to the door. Hector starts waving his hands around again. “Damn, man! What are you doing?”

Dying to KnowLeif, normally the calm and collected one, juts a finger out at Hector and raises his voice. “We’re doing the only thing we can, if you won’t help, go find something else to do.”

Hector begins to back away from us toward the door. “I can’t watch this. I won’t be here for this.”

With a dismissive wave, Leif grunts at Hector, “Go then. I’ve got this.”

When the door closes and Leif and I are alone, I begin to run through everything I know about the inner workings of the Station for a second time. How the connections are assigned, how they work. Why they work. It’s a maze, a tangle of rules and invisible wires, yet I have a feeling that I can fix this. That I really might be able to save this volunteer. I was able to bring someone from the beyond to the Ones portal with just a damn quarter, I can do this. When I put my hand on the door, it dawns on me that I don’t know the trapped girl’s name. She’s not here, so I can’t ‘feel’ her.

“Leif, what’s her name?” I whisper…

Piper, Dying to Know, book 4 of The Station series – Coming Soon



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Tuesday Teaser – Dying to Know

“You miss them, don’t you?”

We’ve walked half-way to the fountain, our refuge, when I realize I’ve been ignoring Kerry-Anne since we left the Ones department lobby.

“Miss who?” I blink.

She points at my arm, where my right hand is fingering the bracelet wrapped around my left wrist. I snatch it away and straighten my shoulders. I have too much to do to be losing myself in idle thoughts.

“No,” I lie, but when Kerry-Anne scrunches her face into a knowing glare, I shrug my shoulders in submission. “Okay, fine. Yeah, a little.”

“Have you talked to them or seen…him?” We’ve reached the fountain rim, and Kerry-Anne plops herself down, taking care to spread out the skirt of her sunny dress.


“Why not?” Her lips peel back in a smile, showing the straight lines of her teeth.

I sigh, taking a seat beside her. “It’s complicated.”

“Everything’s complicated if you make it that way.”

“That should be on a bumper sticker,” I tease.

“Probably already is,” she smirks.

“When did you get so smart?”

She smiles. “Will is out on assignment. I miss him, too. But it’s not the same for you. Will and I see each other in between almost every assignment. Rush isn’t actually here. I mean, you never see him.”

I shake my head in disagreement while dipping my index finger into the fountain water. “He’s around, in a way.”

The words Rush spoke to me just before he last left the Station replay over and over in my head, and again, I reach across my lap to touch the delicate strands wrapped around my wrist with a wet hand.

We are bound together through this. Like family. If you want me to return, simply will it to be.

— Dying to Know, Coming Soon

Dying to Know