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Several of my fans – especially those who loved my first book, Ghosts, Gunman and the Grinning Cat, have been bugging me to write a sequel to that story.
I’ve remained stubbornly set in my decision not to do that. I enjoyed the first book, it stands on its own quite well, and I have so many other stories I am anxious to write. Besides, I thought I’d exhausted the storyline regarding anything that could happen at The Manchester Hotel.
I was wrong.
It came to me in a dream the other night, the storyline that would continue the saga of the haunted hotel. Of course, it would be Roxie’s story. The problem facing me was…I didn’t know what Roxie’s story would be.
Well, hello! All I had to do was ask her! I should have known that! Every story I’ve ever written was only written because the characters allowed me to write them. If I paid attention, focused on what was really important, I’d hear their voices leading me.
That’s when Roxie told me to get a move on and write her story!
Now I need to come up with a title, cover, and start writing. This story will include all the original characters – minus one, of course…he finally went to prison…I think - plus a few more ghosts will come out of the woodwork. Sebastian and Tiny will be there, Vic is back, Dani and Eli will be adding to their family, and Ben…well, Ben is still Ben. Big, tough, hunky, and still single.
I’m thinking I might have a contest to find a title. I’ll have more on that when I get closer to needing one.
For now, I need to get to work and finish my current story, Cryptic, Cantankerous, and Crazy. I am sending it off to a cover designer soon and am enjoying the process of making it come to life. I have several weeks of editing to look forward to there but I enjoy every minute of it!
It’s all coming together now and I look forward to going back to Ghosts for a re-read to start the sequel.