On-the-Edge-Suspense

Why Loose Ends and What's Beyond

Lots of times when I talk with others about my writing, I often get questions related to my reasons for writing. Usually, I talk about the themes and the way they sprang organically from the characters. Sometimes, I talk about the characters and how I couldn’t leave them alone. I follow that pattern with the ...continue reading

Characters That Can Steal the Show

Pets color our world. They make us laugh. They  irritate us. They add companionship when we need to hug something. Pets also add color to a novel. In Loose Ends, I provided Alex with two dogs, one a Coonhound mix and the other a Basenji. They are just as much secondary characters as Tiny and ...continue reading

Finally! I’d finished Loose Ends and begun shifting from production to marketing. I ordered my bling (poster, postcards, mugs) and started what I consider to be the most enjoyable marketing piece I put together—the book trailer. Think of movie previews. A book trailer is similar. It’s a challenge to write because it takes a lot ...continue reading

All the Reason for Revenge - Maybe

Blogger’s Note: Today, you’ll hear from the antagonist of Loose Ends, Hashim al-Hashim. His story begins long before that when he and Alex crossed paths in Orb Web. You may think I have always been a cold-hearted killer. Not true, my friend. Not true at all. I lived what you might call a normal life. ...continue reading

Jabir's Dirty Little Secret

Blogger’s note:  This week, you’ll hear from Jabir al-Omri, the leading man in Loose Ends as he talks about his time since Panama Deception ended. It’s funny that my life perspective changed when I hit thirty over the summer.  Of course, a lot of what happened this past summer are things that most people my ...continue reading