I am finally able to answer the question most asked of me this year!
Question: “When is your next book coming out?”
Answer: “Paperback copies will be available by the first week in June and E-book versions will be ready for download from my website by the last week in May!”
I’ve been so involved with getting Vengeance finished that I haven’t been to the blog site much lately. Vengeance has been especially challenging due to complexities involved in keeping the plot straight, but I’m happy to say that my decision not to rush it to print was the right one. I simply couldn’t be more pleased with how Vengeance turned out! If you were a fan of Premonitions, it is my humble opinion that you will soon be a fan of Vengeance as well.
I had so much fun closing the door to the Author Cave and shutting out the rest of the world so I could spend time with several of my old friends from Premonitions. Inspector Ed Cassidy, M.E. Connie Bristol, FBI Tech Roger Pensky and my hillbilly buddy, Inspector Bill Weller all return and become entangled in a sticky web of revenge. It will take all their skills (and once again, several unexplainable ‘clues’ ) to solve this new mystery. They are kept busy, baffled and frustrated with who, what, why and how this new challenge has chosen the previously crime-free community of Winnetka to rear its ugly head.
After finishing Premonitions, I immediately knew I wanted to write a second book so I started exploring various possibilities for a new plot. None grabbed my interest and I kept being drawn back to the characters developed in Premonitions until I found the perfect angle for a sequel.
It was an incredible experience, writing once again, and now that Vengeance is complete, guess what? I find myself saddened that the writing experience is over, excited at the result and positive that I will be writing a third book. This one will also be a sequel as well (foreshadowing of which is embedded in the last chapters of Vengeance) and will complete a (yet to be named) trilogy.
As I sit at the threshold of yet another book, I’m not viewing the prospect of writing it as being quite as daunting a task as I did at the start of outlining and writing Vengeance. I’m more than excited at the undertaking and my head is filling up with ideas for it so fast that I can’t get them captured quickly enough. Throughout the writing previously of Premonitions and recently of Vengeance, I have had my now familiar ‘anti- writer’s block’ gene running rampant. This can get almost as frustrating as the ‘writer’s block’ gene at times. It is once again kicking into high gear as I attempt to capture new ideas for the third book before they are lost in that deep, dark chasm known as ‘The Great Plot Abyss!’
Please check out my website frequently for updates that I promise to keep posting, now that Vengeance is on the bus to the printer and will soon be available in paperback.