by Walter Danley January 5, 2015
WHAT KIND OF STORY IS JOHN HOHN’S BREACHED?
It is a page turner with a complex murder mystery plot that will keep the reader guessing. Some readers might associate it as a psychological thriller. Still others would focus on the romance between the protagonist and his new friend, Diane. All of these descriptions are true, but none fairly define the gestalt of the author’s novel.
Wrapped inside the mystery is yet another kind of enigmatic story. . . the human emotional turmoil his protagonist, James Raker experiences as he pursues those who perpetrated the crime and his own lingering despair over the death of his wife. [Read more…]
As you know, I have rewritten my last novel, The Tipping Point, 2nd edition and understand from my publisher that it will release in print and eBook formats on Dec 14th. This is a major rewrite and I expect great sales because I’ve signed with other distributors who have a much longer reach in Europe, Asia, and India (a major eBook market. India has almost as many English-speaking/reading people as does the USA!).
I will confess here, but to no others, that I had the wonderful idea of stealing a writing technique from no other than F. Scott Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald was eminently successful with changing POV, or Point of View technique. With a new character on the scene, he would have him or her introduce themselves in the first person, after which, the narration would return to a third person POV. And that is the technique I stole from the Master, F. Scott Fitzgerald. For him, it worked, but for me and The Tipping Point, not so much.
So, I asked myself, I said, “Walter, how can that be?”
My quandary was that in order to make the sequel work, I needed to change some of the original manuscript, and The Tipping Point was already published and out there for sale. So I asked knowledgeable friends, other writers and editors. The advice was always the same…”Don’t do it! Invest the time and money into the next novel,” They told me.
We were both in a Goodreads group…
…and an easy attraction developed. Each of us was about to finish our first novel and we shared the frustrations of, as Guy Kawasaki named it, Artisanal Publishing. We emailed, outside of the group, and got better acquainted.
This was an exceptionally bright woman whose life experiences were as interesting as her future will be. How many lady woodworkers have you ever met? Interest grew gradually to become admiration. There were so many subjects to discuss. I soon considered her less as a colleague and more as a friend, a very good friend. I call her Angel.
An author’s name is his brand. Help me choose a winning logo.
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I admit it. Sandra Brown is one of my favorite authors. She has a magical way of weaving the real world into a thrilling mystery. Her literary talents are fully on display in Tough Customer as she mixes in just the right amount of sexy sass to highlight the plot and make her characters stand out. This is one of the many Sandra Brown novels that will stay on my bookshelf for re-reads