I'm almost done with Blood Moon now. It's always exciting to come to the end of a book. I've been working on it now for almost a year and it's been a great ride--except when I dumped about 20,000 words--that's always hard to do. I didn't save much of those pages either. Maybe they'll appear in a later book.
While I am finishing one book, I'm always thinking about the next one. What will the story line be? Believe it or not, that's an exciting process. It's intriguing to think of new characters who will emerge in the book, of the new relationships that will develop between them. I'm reminded once again of the fictional characters that lined the driveway of Karin Fossum's home. Karin is one of Norway's most revered crime writers. She devotes one of her recent books to a dream she has (perhaps it's a nightmare) wherein fictional people line her driveway at night, waiting patiently for her to select one of them for her next book. A crazy thought, isn't it!
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Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, is now out andready for purchase on Amazon or B&N and other bookstores. Says one critic, Tris Coburn, "Coop's a cross between DeMille's Mac McCormack and Connelly's Bosch.
It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
One review from Jack Driscoll, award winning author of Lucky Man, Lucky Woman says:
"The novel is so richly cinematic that I read it while simultaneously imagining each of the chapters and scenes playing out on the silver screen... the suspense high-tension from beginning to end."
"Lovers of the genre will find much to keep them engrossed. The author successfully raises tension with gripping descriptions and emotional dialogue,"
I'M THRILLED THAT I JUST RECEIVED THE FINALIST AWARD FOR MY SECOND BOOK, BLOOD MOON RISING.
THE ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD IS GIVEN OUT SPARINGLY AND I'M ONE OF THE LUCKY (AND HARD WORKING!) AUTHORS TO BE PROVIDED THIS HONOR.
I FIND THAT THE MORE I WRITE, THE BETTER AND BETTER I GET TO KNOW MY CHARACTERS. I SLEEP WITH THEM.
COOPER IS IN THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR, DIRECTING ME HERE AND THERE, WITH A WATCHFUL EYE.
RICHIE IS WATCHING MY BACK WHENEVER I NEED HIS HELP.
HUCKSTER CROWE IS RIDING SHOTGUN AS HE MAKES OUR WAY THROUGH THE DEEPEST PART OF THE EVERGLADES
COME MEET MY WACKO CHARACTERS AND SEE WHO YOU LIKE BEST.