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Writing a sequel is like playing a game of bumper pool. You know you want to sink that ball into the corner pocket, but there are the hard stops of pre-defined characters, plot continuity, and (in my case) Northern Ireland history that block the straight shot and make the game more difficult. The best part is that a more interesting story emerges as a result. Thanks for asking Kathy B.!
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Hi Ray! Thanks for stopping by. I clicked your name and saw your hiking blog. I'll be hiking the Long Trail this summer through Vermont. Maybe I'll see you there!
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Hello D! (That stands for "Determination," right?) You know it! Very few authors are "one hit wonders." When the decision is made to enter into publishing, implicit from Day One is the fact more than one book will be written. Initially, I had planned to write a very different book for my second, but readers wanted to hear more about Jessica and Michael, the main characters from "The Charity." Emerging authors are strongly encouraged to write series, as that is what helps readers find you and is a way to efficiently leverage a public presence. Fortunately, I knew J & M's story had a lot more fuel, so a sequel is where my efforts landed! Thanks for stopping by and for your ongoing support! It's greatly appreciated.
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Hi Tracy, Thomas, and Susan! Welcome to the conversation! I don't have a (public) criminal past, Tracy, but I do try to have fun with my details. Most writers will tell you that they read everything. Readers can sniff out a far-fetched idea that takes away from skin-tingling realism. Voracious reading and thorough research helps with "getting it right" in the publishing world - traditional or indie. As for romance? Sure, Susan! My books have a bit too much edge to be billed as 'romantic suspense,' but many readers of that genre enjoy them. Thanks for the questions!
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Ah, Catriona, rottweilers have such great smiles, don't you think? But sometimes that smile does not quite reach the eyes. Hmmmm.
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Gosh, Hank. Who is inspiring whom around here? (Yes, I did a quick who/whom check here and still hope I got it right!) I write every day even if it's only staying current with social media. When I'm actively crafting a book, I keep to plot point measures, like creating a particular scene, not solely word count. But keeping up with overall goals is harder to measure. Since launching a book and writing career is like starting a business, I've created a personal business plan with milestones every two years. Thank you for the congrats! With the launch of "The Troubles," I'm right on schedule!
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