I have four official novels out: “The Scroll,” “Bloodmate’s Bond,” and the novel coming out in 2020, “Bones in the Dirt.” This doesn’t count the 30+ I’ve ghost-written for clients, nor countless short stories. I’ll post a short here every now and then.
I watched a show on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Love Discovery shows! This one stuck with me. Months later, I was sick for a weekend and could only lay here and think. Out of the blue, I had the notion – what if JC himself wrote one of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Hey, he wrote in the sand. And the things do carbon-date back to his time. So it could be.
Then my mind took flight. Imagine what that scroll could say, and how many religions could be thoroughly upset – and what they’d do to the innocent scroll’s owner. “The Scroll” was born.
I’ve always loved vampires: this book was bound to happen sooner or later. But, this is the strangest book I ever wrote. Hands down.
I was writing as usual, describing the movie I see in my mind’s eye. Except the damn movie changed all of a sudden. Shar said, “We really gonna let her document all this?” Vittorio looked right at me and grinned. “Sure. She’s doing a fine job so far, isn’t inventing anything we haven’t said.”
Of course right about then I said, “Holy shit!”
Bones in the Dirt (due 2020)
I’ve been very close to two psychopaths in my life. And it’s taken years of therapy to get past the experiences: one of them is related to me.
If you understand how something works, it’s easier to deal with it. So I researched the hell out of psychopaths (well, no real way to get “hell” out of them.) I learned that my nuts were at the milder end of the spectrum, as most are.
Then I learned about those at the not-so-mild end, and had an idea. What if I was to write a novel from the point of view of a serial killer? Via his own journal from age 5. I’m editing it now, and it creeps even me out.
In the year 2020 Bones will be out.