Moments ago, I submitted my final draft for my third novel, BITTERSWEET HARVEST, due out sometime next summer. This novel is a story line I’ve considered over the years, but as a “romance” writer, I wasn’t exactly sure if I could accommodate it to my genre.
However, I think I have done a pretty swell job of it. It is a psycho-thriller, but underneath it all is a husband and wife whose marriage is humanized by the troubles of parenthood and the forgiveness of betrayal.
I struggled with the character of the PB-that’s psycho bitch for those not familiar with my tender terminology–because she is what is known as a Family Annihilator, which means she does precisely what the term suggests. As a mother, I found it very hard to describe detailed killings of children so maybe I wimped out a bit on that, but I think I more than made up for it with her mutilation of the parents.
Anyhow, now that this tale is out of my system, my focus now returns to editing BROKER, due out in March. And don’t forget those of you in the Austin area, I will be doing a book signing with fellow author Michael Schneider in December, where I will have copies of my debut novel CONNECTED on hand to sell and autograph.