I published my first book. It is a “cozy mystery” that is very loosely based on my life. Don’t worry, old friends. I made up most of the juicy stuff. Most of it. Not all of it! Someone had to die and I didn’t have the heart to kill any of my real friends so the dead people are all fake people. There are some nods to people both dead and alive who have made my life interesting. It is a love story in more ways than one. It’s a nod to the hometown I grew up in, the town I live in now… and most importantly the friendships and relationships that have molded my life.
The years are going by fast for me now. Looking back into my early twenties and writing a story based on those years was a blast. The twenties are such a crazy time… trying to figure out what to do with your life… managing the expectations of others… and maybe not really knowing what to do… somehow it all gets sorted out. Those decisions turn out to be important and pretty much dictate how life is going to go… so it’s not without risk. This book made me think about the decisions I have made in my life and what the end result turned out to be. I felt both happy and sad. Woulda, coulda, shoulda….
I published it on Amazon. I don’t expect to make a ton of money on the book… I just wanted to try to write a book. That is something I have wanted to do for many, many years. In my high school year book- my ambition was to write smut books! That is so funny to me now. I think I just like to make up stories and see where they go.
This book was written from August 2017- February 2018. I walked many miles along the lakeshore plotting of good ways to kill people. I attended the Writers Policy Academy in Green Bay, WI last summer and it was in the arson investigation class that my first big idea for the book came to me. Actually, it was presented to me in class and I twisted and turned the idea. Thank you WPA. I am attending again this summer. I have a bunch of questions to ask and I am sure I will get some more good ideas and information.
The characters have become friends and I can’t wait to see what happens to them. Jac Sanders and her best friend Sissy McNamara can’t help but get themselves into trouble! Throw in Sissy’s hot big brother Mick and a German Shepard named Paulie who flunked out of police dog training and you have got…. another story!