It’s official!  SUSPECT, my YA mystery, will be released October 1! Here’s a description from the publisher: Seventeen-year-old Jen is scheduled to spend the summer helping Grandma Kay run the Shoenhaus, a Victorian bed and breakfast. But Grandma Kay’s plans include a lot more than housekeeping; she intends to solve a real mystery from the past … More Suspect

Naming Characters II

In an earlier post, I wrote about some of my naming problems for a protagonist.  When I ran my list of new names for that person past my various critique groups, I got a wide variety of answers.  Elisa was a favorite with many, but my son shot that one down in something less than … More Naming Characters II

Naming Characters

Naming characters is always a challenge, but often trying to change the name at a later date is even worse.  Characters can be stubborn.  In fact, one named Werner in DEFENDING IRENE refused.   I offered him at least twenty other options.  Katrin Ladurner from my current work in progress has promised to be equally stubborn, especially … More Naming Characters