Like most of you, I’ve been in Corona Lockdown for almost a month now.
And like you I’m sure, it’s been a unique experience to say the least. I’m sure we’ve all done many of the same things to keep ourselves occupied and forget about the fact that we can’t go out to dinner with friends or go to the beach or even go to the grocery store. I mean – we can go to the grocery store, but it’s a little like stepping into the Twilight Zone…am I right?
Believe it or not – there is one thing about the quarantine I am really grateful for…
Almost twenty months after I started writing the first draft of my latest novel, I have finally finished it!
Ordinarily it’s about a year from the day I start writing to the day the book is released – but this one fell victim to several “life distractions.”
The specifics of the delays are irrelevant – and I take full responsibility for being a slacker.
What’s important is that the new book is in the hands of my beta readers and they have been tasked with tearing it apart! If all goes to plan it will be in the hands of my editor this time next month, and then in the hands of you – the readers – the following month.
The book is tentatively titled Rising Tide.
As usual it takes place in Flagler Beach and of course Ike and Brewski are back, along with Ralph Donabedian and the staff at The Golden Lion (speaking of places I miss going to)!
The story takes place in a four or five day stretch while a major hurricane is bearing down on our little beachside community. In fact, the bad guys are using the hurricane as part of their plan to commit a serious, if not well-thought-out, heist.
That’s about all I’ll tell you, I guess you’ll have to wait for the book!
In the meantime – stay home and stay safe!
As always – thank you for reading