So for the next few days I'll be talking about the process of writing FIVE MILES SOUTH OF PECULIAR--I've done it for all my other new releases, I just haven't done it in a while. So where goes.
WHY did I write this book? How did the idea germinate? Simple, really.
I was walking down the jetway toward a plane one day and the title came to me--"Five Miles South of Peculiar." I was probably think it of a person at the time, who knows? But I knew it would be a good book title, so I jotted it down.
So SHE ALWAYS WORE RED came out and life went on, but one day I got a reader letter from a woman who wanted to know where she could get that book Jennifer was reading. This woman had searched the Internet and couldn't find the book anywhere.
I sheepishly replied and said that it didn't exist--that I made up the title. But after finishing THE FINE ART OF INSINCERITY and wondering what to write next, the idea came to me--why not write FIVE MILES SOUTH OF PECULIAR?
So I did. Invented the town of Peculiar, Florida, and away I went.
And that, gentle readers, is how the book came to be born. :-)
P.S. I'm speaking in Mt. Dora tonight and signing books tomorrow, if you're in the area. Contact the store Barrel of Books and Games for more information. 144 W 5th Ave Mount Dora FL 32757 | 352.735.1950