Friday, June 18, 2010
Deceit, Jelly Bellies, and a Billy Bass Fish
My latest novel, Deceit begins shipping today and will soon be showing up on shelves. I'm excited for my readers to get their hands on this book. I predict you'll like it very much.
As I began to craft Deceit I knew only four things about my protagonist, Joanne Weeks. (1) She's a skip tracer--someone who finds people who have "skipped" out, or disappeared, due to crimes committed or debts owed, etc. (2) She is a Jelly Belly addict, even eating certain flavors to match certain moods. (3) She owns a "Billy Bass Singing Fish," a craze from years ago. (4) She is a widow.
Oh, yes--and I knew she'd be fighting for the truth--against some very bad people and an entire town.
Deceit is garnering some very nice reviews:
Deceit opening lines:
In relentless style, Deceit careens between Joanne's pursuit of the truth and the events of six years past, when Melissa came to live with the Jacksons. What really happened in that household? Beneath the veneer of perfection lies a story of shakable faith, choices, and the lure of deceit.
Kindle Version, $9.99
Barnes and Noble, $10.11