When I started my first book, about halfway through a second book came hurtling down the inspiration channel at me. It involved a second set of characters and a story that just wanted to get on the page, so I went with it. Threads were tying together the heroines in both books, even though they go in different directions. To me, it made sense that they become part of a series, so I pondered a name that would encapsulate what they both endured to move on in life.
Lotus Season resonated well, first the flower which must push through the darkness and mud to blossom, then I added season because I wanted to show that these flowers were blooming. Such incredible beauty that must face adversity to shine was the perfect parallel.