Unit 28 Series

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

As a reader, have you ever read a book and wondered why a character acted a certain way? Or what happened in their past to drive them in a certain direction? I certainly have. As a writer, I’ll drop in bits and pieces of a character’s past in such a way that by the end ...continue reading

I know that when a new book comes out, especially from a new author, readers have lots of questions about it. In today’s post, I’ve picked five questions that I might receive from readers about Panama Deception. 1.  How long did it take you to write Panama Deception? I have to smile at that one ...continue reading