Over the years, readers have asked me where I get my inspiration from. Usually, I've told them life in general, that I can look at things around me and get an idea. With my upcoming suspense novel, Last Showing, the idea came to me when I was looking to buy a house back in 2012.
I had a wonderful real estate agent, and she and I talked about my writing and what type of books we liked. As she showed me houses, I asked her if she'd ever had any scary showings with potential buyers. Were there any creeps she had to deal with? Fortunately, she said no, but my brain started spinning. I got the idea for a real estate agent who shows a house to a serial killer. I told Jennifer (my agent) about my idea, and she wanted to be in the book!
I started writing this book in 2013, but I put it aside when the muse wasn't cooperating. It's never taken me this long to write a book, but I wanted to make sure this one was done right. I wrote it, finished it, then decided I didn't like the story line so I rewrote it this year. Well, most of it anyway. I hope I did it justice, and I hope you (and Jennifer) like Last Showing. It releases on November 30th!
When I started looking to buy a house in December 2012, I met my wonderful real estate agent who led me to my house within a month. Along the way, though, we got to know one another, and through our talks and my interest in her career, a story idea was born. Jennifer Young, the young real estate agent in Last Showing, is my agent. She graciously allowed herself to be written into the novel, and I got a kick out of writing her! The book debuts on November 30th! In the meantime, here's a peek at what you can expect!
I often get asked what I like to do in my spare time or when I'm not writing, and one of those things is crafting. I paint clay pots and wooden signs. I put together jigsaw puzzles. (I even have one hanging in my dining room!) Recently, a friend and I decided to rent a space at a local antique store to begin selling our wares. Crafting is a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of work! Just like writing! We're looking to start an Etsy shop soon because we don't have enough to do! :-D
And here is the jigsaw puzzle. I paid $12.99 for the puzzle, but the framing costs 10x that! One of these days, I'm going to figure out how to build frames myself. Probably not. The lighting wasn't that good when I took this picture as my overhead light was glaring on it. My kitchen has 1950s decor so this fit right in!
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