Suspense

Keeping It Real: Exiled Heart's Setting in Time

Setting. It provides the backdrop for the plot and development of characters. It also consists of numerous things. First off, the location. That’s an obvious one. The culture. Culture stems from location. And the historic period. In my original rendition of Exiled Heart, I utilized both Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Charleston, South Carolina, as my ...continue reading

Ben's Take on Loyalty

Note: In this post, you’ll hear from Ben Evans, Ziad’s best friend and an FBI agent posted at the US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia People use many words to describe me. Benjamin is Mom’s favorite, and she’s the only one who calls me by my full name on a regular basis. I've also been ...continue reading

Claire's Take on Compassion

Note: This week, you’ll hear from Claire Montgomery, the leading lady of Exiled Heart, as she talks about compassion. I’m not sure how much you know about me. I’m a nurse, a flight nurse to be exact. I started out working in the Emergency Department at Potter Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Save for two ...continue reading

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

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