Write what you know, they say. I interpret that to mean “write what you love to read.” And for me that’s mysteries and suspense. So far so good – I’ve written a stand-alone mystery, as well as the first novel in a detective series. The second novel in that series is outlined, and under way.
The stand-alone mystery is set in a small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and features a journalist who finds herself the prime suspect in a sensational murder.
Shoes like these have a starring role in the novel.
More about the stand-alone here.
The detective series revolves around the fictional mountain town of Cheakamus, British Columbia and features Desert Sun Gabrieli (let’s call him Gabe, everyone does) – a former high-flying Alberta lawyer whose assets are now reduced to an F150 and an ornery tomcat. In the first novel (The Snow Job) Gabe unwillingly finds himself in Cheakamus, and tells himself it’s a temporary situation. While he’s living that illusion, he investigates a recent crime wave. The second novel draws Gabe back to his roots.
More on that series here.