Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Following New Directions--Or Where My Research is Taking Me

While I'm busy planning promotion for my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, Violent Departures, I'm writing a new Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.

To keep the series fresh, Tempe is going to solve a crime in a new place--Morro Bay. I picked Morro Bay because it's spot we've often visited.

Morro Rock is the tip of a no-longer producing valcano and has some history, folk-lore, and spirituality with the two local Indian tribes. Since Tempe is an Indian, there is a strong connection there--one I can include in the plot.

Three characters in the book are Ethiopian--as far as ethnicity is concerned--though American citizens. This made it necessary to do some reserach about Ethiopia. Besides the Internet, I connected with a fellow Central Coast Sister in Crime member who served with the Peace Corp in Ehtiopia. Perfect.

I'm only on Chapter 5--but the ideas keep flowing--all I need more of is time.

Writing two very different series at the same time isn't easy--but I have to admit that I do enjoy it.


1 comment:

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Oh, my goodness, when I looked at this this monring, I found so many typos, I must've been sleep walking or writing when I wrote it.