My New Book
The Back Nine
C. Neuroticus Absolutus
Wow! I’ve done it again. Published another book on Amazon.com. The Back Nine is a sequel to Kill Me Once Again and features the main characters from Kill Me Once Again. When you spend a year writing a book, the characters become your best friends, or enemies. But you should have killed off the enemies if you really didn’t like them—unless you’re Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and your favorite bad guy is the über-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, the Professor Moriarty.
It takes a lot of time to create a character, to put a grin or a scowl on his/her face. It takes a lot of time and love to describe the sweetness of your female character’s personality, or conversely her bitchiness and the coarse physicality of her emotions. You didn’t give birth to your protagonist just to make him a dull everyman wannabe. No, you made him physically strong, mentally sharp, with an indomitable spirit.
You can’t just dump these characters into some array of bits and bytes on a flash drive where they’ll never see the light of day again. They still have enough life in them for another performance, another peek from loyal fans worldwide (I’m certain), to bring another tear or smile into their lives.
You see, a sequel is really born from the author’s inability to say goodbye to characters from his past—characters that are still alive and well in his brain and fingertips as a few loving keystrokes brings them to life once again.
So it is with The Back Nine. I couldn’t say good-bye to Major Scott Wilson, Detective Bubba Rogers, Director of the FBI Computer Operations Center Walter Ellis, motherly Mary O’Donnell and the vivacious Dr. Sunny Baker and I hope you agree and join me in unravelling the mystery in the thriller The Back Nine.
See ya in Myrtle Beach.