Thursday, 17 April 2014

Wild Ride

What a wild ride FINAL STRAW has been. It’s actually two books in one. Thought I was done and dusted months ago when inspiration struck- combine the two. Glad I did. It’s come up great and Amber’s story is so much more powerful now.

I’ve been building up to Amber’s Story ever since Billy met her that fateful night in the rat-infested alley. Been hinting about her past the whole time with snippets here and hints there.

It’s different to how I was originally going to write her story. Originally I was going to give you a few of Billy’s chapters and a few of Amber’s, building up to when they met in the alley. But I realised how much more powerful Amber’s story would be if I built up to it gradually, building intrigue over several books. Five, as it turned out.

My wife, Karin, was so taken with the story that it had her in tears. That was no mean feat I can tell you now. We’ve been together for over 25 years and I’ve only ever seen her tear-up over a TV show a couple of times. Needless to say, it got the stamp of approval from her. Here she is in happier times:

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