Two years ago I said "toodles" to the workforce, packed up my car and drove from Texas to retire in lovely, coastal Florida.
Six novels later, I am venturing into the realm of publication. This year I'll be releasing "Book One" in the hopes that more than two people find my inner musings as entertaining as I do.
Just this past week, I teamed with the amazing Trace Taylor http://gulfportareachamberofcommerce.org/professional-services/item/trace-taylor-author of Trace Taylor Publishing. She's going to help me achieve my vision of holding a paperback copy of my first fiction work, ISBN number and everything. Trace is a wonderful source of positive energy and is a persistent mentor; I certainly look forward to leaning on her these next few months.
Do I aspire to be the next JK Rowling or Suzanne Collins? Um, yeah. Am I deluded? Not at all. I had a genuinely cathartic and, I can't emphasize enough, entertaining, experience producing the rowdy, misguided ventures of a seasoned criminal coming to grips with her destiny.
Did you say "criminal" and "her" in the same sentence? Yes. Yes I did.
"Book One," not the actual title but will be announced soon, is about a criminal who wreaks supernatural havoc on a military base and drug cartel territory simultaneously, and develops a dysfunctional partnership with a renegade Army criminal investigator. It's a fast moving, heavily layered parable that should keep you pleasantly intrigued on the beach, bench or bed you enjoy reading at.