copy of it and the first to finish it wants more. She is not a YA! She is over half a century old.
That proves that my novel is for the young and the young at heart. I loved writing it, editing it, and talking about it. (I see many eyes rolling back on that last one)
I followed a tweet to a blog about 20 things a story should have for a good detective story. While reading the list, I mentally checked off each item on the list.
My YA novel, Encore, didn't begin as a detective story, but it has all the qualifiers. It could be that I kept asking the questions and then searched for the answers about what was to happen next.
Now, to satisfy my biggest fan thus far, I am writing the next book in the series. I am not sure what all is going to happen in this next one, but I already feel the qualifiers for a good detective story growing in the recesses of that gray matter between my ears.
Each question I ask, each answer I find, takes you, the reader, into another mystery needing solved before the next performance in the Bel Cantos House of Fine Arts.