The last time I mentioned that I chose the title, Blood Moon, because it symbolized...how can I put it?...the horror that I associate with the sale of body parts. It's a world-wide industry today, and one that we don't like to talk about. It's too frightening.
The trouble with crime is that it really does pay. Not that I'm trying to encourage it, but the reality is that bad people make a lot of money doing bad things--like sell body parts. After all some of our parts are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. A good business.
If you added up all of our parts, we would be worth over several million dollars. The parts are worth more than the whole. This just in case you're feeling bad about yourself. Our body is probably worth more than most of us will earn in a lifetime. Talk about an investment!
Anyway, that's what Cooper is dealing with in Blood Moon. He's chasing down kidnappers who deal in body parts. They aren't interested in ransom. No, there's more money in selling the victim, piece by piece. A gruesome thought isn't it.
That's why I have nightmares when I write. The story becomes a part of my life. The story becomes my nightmare.
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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.