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Posted 17 May 2015 - 04:36 PM
Well the rewrite I mentioned earlier in this thread was completed and is now in the hands of the agent, but I'm not holding my breath. I've started the next work. Too soon to tell where it's going, but I'm building it around a familiar setting, and I think I have several strongly drawn characters.
I've got a killer opening scene - a Cliven Bundy style confrontation viewed at a distance by justifiably paranoid man with binoculars. I had written the whole thing several times when I realized it was version of the Chandler classic : A man with gun comes to the door!
Posted 03 February 2017 - 02:42 PM
Have just completed a 96,000 word thriller called “Cherry Float,” set during the summer of 1986 in Traverse City, Michigan, home to the National Cherry Festival. The book is narrated in turn by three characters speaking in first person.
1. Bullied thirteen-year-old Dawn is a dreamer who craves acceptance from her classmates.
2. Her elderly neighbor and recovering alcoholic, Alfred, seeks membership in the community following his wife’s death.
3. Ryan is a directionless teenager obsessed with heavy metal rock music, but cannot meet his parent’s high expectations.
When middle school bully Kristy Fischer wins the coveted title of Cherry Princess and is later discovered brutally murdered and floating in a local lake, each of the three characters unwittingly hold pieces of the key to her killing and will come together to save Dawn’s only friend from a similar fate. The narrative style is a bit like "Stranger Things" meets Gillian Flynn, saturated with eighties pop culture and slang, told by individuals often marginalized or discredited within their communities because of their age.
Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:36 PM
My current query is for a historical thriller, about a woman trying to find her husband's murderer in the wake of the American Civil War.
My WIP is an alternate history based on The Three Musketeers, in which Quebec declared independence from England at the same time as America. It is also set in the 1860s.
And the two I have on deck--one in outlining and one in research--are a YA historical mystery/thirller set in WWI, and a paranormal mystery/thriller/fantasy? set in the 1850s or 60s.
Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:24 AM
I'm currently working on a novel that the best way to describe it is Hackers meets Goodfellas. I have a novel under my belt and some short stories that I self published that have been up on amazon for awhile. They're on my blog if you're interested.
Posted 21 March 2018 - 03:26 PM
I'm currently writing a mystery/crime novel and am at 32K words so far.
The plot is narrated by two characters.
1.Ben Gravle is a 19 year old college student with a knack for research and investigation.
2.Detective Markene is a shrewd, street wise, patient and calm young detective, 31 yrs old, although for being so young he has 8 years experience under his belt and has helped solve dozens of cases.
Ben's uncle Jerry Stonewall, owner of Mello Stadium: home of the Janky's, was murdered in cold blood in his office one April 1st evening- having been stabbed multiple times in the chest. Ben immediately hops on the case in a premature attempt to assist, but soon realizes he doesn't have the executive power to be a real detective. Detective Markene is placed in charge of the case along with his new 21 year old detective partner, Rob Sherald. When empty heroin bags are found at the scene of the crime, and a conspiracy surfaces about Ben's heroin addict cousin Tim wanting to murder his own father for drug money- the two detectives soon feel determined yet in over their head with a deep case.
Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:18 PM
I hadn't realized that I hadn't noted on this thread that I published The Last Lost Warrior a year ago in May. No we are not a barn burner, but I have been gradually building a market. Have a look in the thread about Facebook about how I have done that.
Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:46 AM
I just finished the copy edits on the third book in my Blue Ridge Library Mystery series with Crooked Lane Books. The second book came out on July 10th and this third book will come out next Feb.
Waiting <constantly refreshing email> to hear if the pub. wants more books in the series and/or is interested in a new series idea we pitched to them.
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