Gus and the team have another intriguing puzzle to solve. But unfortunately, his superiors want the loose ends from previous cases tied up first, making for a hectic schedule.
I hope to get underway with ONE TRUE FRIEND #18 in the series in two weeks.
Keep your eyes peeled for it appearing on Amazon before the end of APRIL.
If you missed The Phoenix Series promotion in the third week in January, don’t despair.
The BOXSET for BOOKS 1-3 will be FREE on MONDAY MARCH 7TH on Amazon.
That coincides with a Bookbub Featured Deal for The Phoenix Series: Books 4-6 (The Phoenix Series Box Set) ALSO ON THE 7TH.
Featured Deals aren’t like London buses. (If you miss one, another will be along in a minute)
After a ten-month gap, I’ve been fortunate to secure two in eight weeks.
So, if you’re keen to get into the heart of the series in one fell swoop – here’s your chance.
Another glimpse into my writing world to finish with this month: –
Do you focus more on creating strong characters or a strong plot?
For me it’s fifty percent of both. I feel I have created dozens of strong characters, yet many only appear in one book. Several have been ever-present in each series, and their personalities determine how the plot I’ve selected is handled.
I never set out with a rigid script. I chose themes from the headlines to feature in The Phoenix Series, and unsolved murders from the past twenty-five years for Gus and his team. I establish a rough framework, and a time frame, and then I let the characters take me where they want to go.
That’s why some characters I loved creating and writing about have been killed off. On days when I visit a garden centre because the words aren’t flowing as I like, I study the bedding plants crammed into their trays, and remember that to enable others to grow, some plants needed thinning out.
I’ll be back with the latest news in the second week of March.
Take care. Stay safe. Keep reading