While I find myself restlessly waiting for boat parts and good answers, I’m pleased to say my muses are keeping me busy, bombarding me with inspiration. As I’ve said before, they’re a twisted, delightfully bunch, and once they get on a roll, the ideas keep coming, meshing, creating more improbable twists and perverse situations. The plot has taken on a life of its own, and I’m amazed to find it heading in directions I never expected. This is the part of writing I love, when the plot unfolds the way the characters dictate, throwing me for a loop at times. It’s so satisfying, seeing things take shape, watching as Stevenson, the character everyone loves to hate, rises (or perhaps lowers) to new levels, and the repercussions ripple outward.
“A mystery in the John D. MacDonald tradition – both in its largely watery setting and tone, the novel also brings to mind Dashiell Hammett in the complexity of its plot, and even Stieg Larsson in its use of a strong young woman with an attitude as a main character. Last Exit In New Jersey is well-paced, densely-plotted story that mystery-thriller fans will enjoy immensely.”
~ Alex Austin, author of The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed
Write On The Water