Tuesday, January 12, 2021



Yes, I heard what some of you said about not wanting to read a book with Covid 19 in it and others saying they would never write a book that had the pandemic in it. 

None of the remarks mattered, I knew I couldn't ignore what was going on in the world when I wrote the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery.The series is set in real time, and who knows how long this mess is going on? Not I. 

So despite the warnings that I might not have any readers, I plunged right in. And believe it or not, I had fun doing it.  I knew what was happening with my friends and all their different views about what was going on. When I visited my police officer grandson, he told me what was happening in his department, plus some other things that were happening.

Two of my-granddaughters-in-law are nurses and I asked them questions. So I really felt I had the information I needed to show how the virus was affecting the police officers of Rocky Bluff and their families. 

And the vindicated part, I just finished reading Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly and guess what, his character, Mickey Haller recognizes the threat of the illness coming from China. And not to spoil a great ending, he shelters in place with loved ones. (Someone complained this was a spoiler--but Haller has lots of loved ones--so I don't think it really is a spoiler.)

I hope some of you will try Not as We Knew It 


So far those who've read it have liked it. 

And remember, I wrote this one as F. M. Meredith.



Jackie Houchin said...

Wow, thank you for doing this Marilyn. So many authors I've spoken to did not want to set their stories in this time of Covid. But it's real. It will be remembered. So why not? Thank you for having the courage. I'm eager to read it.

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

Thanks, Jackie!

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