Top Ten Non-Satirical Reasons Why I love My Book
10. The year is 1979, and I love the 70's.
9. The setting is Southern Indiana in the Ohio Valley, one of the prettiest areas in the U S of A.
8. My evil guys hide out in caves. Caves are spactastalistic.
7. I always dreamed of writing about a ghost-guy someday. And you know what? I did a darn fine job. William (Billy Joe Bennett) is my favorite character out of any I've ever read. I truly love him.
6. There's a 1972 SS Camaro in The Soul Seekers. Enough said.
5. When I feel down or in doubt about myself as a writer, I read my book and remember exactly why I love doing this.
4. As a child I experienced a little of what life is like in a religious cult. I think I made it accessible to the reader, but at the same time, larger than life.
3. I brought to life the very real feelings of isolation and loneliness in a small town setting. All of my characters have a flaw that they must overcome. And just like life, some don't, but their flaws make them human to the reader.
2. Emma Shay is such a hippie, book and record lovin' girl. She won't stand for no, and yet she is kind and delicate. I cried several times at some of the things I made her go through (and still have to cause I'm writing the second and third books as we speak).
1. The dialogue. OMG the dialogue. This is my strength as a writer, I think. The love story between Emma and William would be nothing without some of the awesome things they say to each other. I don't want to rest on it, but I am proud of it!