Taking time off to work on a series of short stories for a European client, write a business book for a U.S. client, and work on a business book of my own. I still expect to publish Did You Ever See Allegro? this Spring.
About twenty percent of the way through Harassing, sequel to Taunting, and book two of the Flint Files Mysteries. The same cast of characters moves between and among the Flint Files, the Life Stories Series, and the Finding Series. While developing Harassing, I realized that there was more to Mike and Luke’s story; they were back in New Orleans at the beginning of Harassing, nearly three years after we last saw them. I’ve started notes for a fourth Finding book.
Ethan and Alex have more to tell, as well. Life Creates, narrated by Alex this time, begins with Ethan and Carly’s wedding, and Alex striking out on his own with his lawyer girlfriend, Deidre. As of the wedding, Mike and Luke were still in the U.S., Danny and his elite squad were in a slow period, and Damion and nurse Veronica had just begun looking for a place to live. Melvin Brown had been promoted to Lieutenant, and was on loan to the state to support complex cases.
Around the same time, in Gulside City, Logan and Tommy are leaving for their first year of college. Tommy narrates the story, in Four Seconds on the Clock: College Freshmen. Jake, Elvis and Woody have returned to Stoneport after The Trip to Helen Gawne. Alejandro sold his practice to Logan’s uncle, and returned to Arizona to be with Starshine Deer Dropping. He accepted a job with the State Attorney General, enforcing ethics standards for lawyers on all sides. Alejandro – also known as TDP (Tall, Dark and Promiscuous) – is thinking about writing his own book.
They don’t know it yet, but dental surgeon Elvis, and his podiatrist girlfriend, Fran, will shortly leave on a medical mission to Africa. The mission is led by an internist, and the couple will find themselves performing general surgery. And, Stoneport High School prepares for a new basketball season. That story is being written in a new comedy, The Head Game.