Maybe you noticed that I changed the title of book 3 already from A Full Cold Moon to A Full Harvest Moon. One of the hardest things to do is to come up with a name for a book. There are several ways to do it: 1.) Start with a name from the beginning and then write with the name in mind, or 2) write the book and then draw the name from what you have written. In the first case the name drives the story, in the second the story creates the name. I have used both methods and I'm not sure which one works best. Currently I like the first process.
Before I start to write I picture the storyline in my head and from that brief outline try to find several words that reveal the spirit of the book. Cooper's Moon started out as Miami Blues, then morphed into Hunter's Moon, and then finally into Cooper's Moon.
Blood Moon, started out as Harvest Moon. I finalized the name about halfway through the writing of the book. And so it may be with A Full Harvest Moon. That name may change as well.
Whatever happens, the name of a book is important, just as important as the names our parents have given us. Our name tells us who we are. The name of a book tells us who the book is; it is its identity.
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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.