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Be careful what you dig for…

We write books for lots of reasons. Usually, there isn’t one “this is why I wrote this book.” Which is why I have, and like, this feature. I’m curious why authors write the books they write. And believe it or not, I’m curious why I wrote a particular book. (You’d think I’d know, wouldn’t you?)

I tend to commit random acts of writing, even within the framework of a series. I never know what I’m going to write. Sometimes I don’t even know who is going to be in the series. With my Baker’s Dozen/Big Uneasy series, I know a Baker will be in there, but which one? Yeah, that’s a mystery to me, too. But there was a…more primary reason I wrote Dead Spaces.

The first reason I wrote Dead Spaces was to fulfill a promise to the readers who bought Relatively Risky and possibly purchased “Family Treed” (the short story that came after). I know the plot was tangled and that no ends were neatly tied up. Obviously, I needed to do something about that.

I’d always planned to make the series connected stories with a different sibling featured in each book. And if the novels didn’t solve everything, then I’d write short stories and novellas to fill in. “Family Treed” followed Relatively Risky fairly quickly.

To keep reading, click here, then return and tell me what you think about the story behind this book. 🙂

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Perilously yours,


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Remind Me Why DEAD SPACES Happened?

2 thoughts on “Remind Me Why DEAD SPACES Happened?

  • September 7, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I don’t know why you wrote it but it was a damn fine read! I loved Hannah and can’t wait to read more. 🙂 MRS N

    • September 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Oh, thank you! Now that Zach is kind of sorted out, I’m moving on to another sibling. I liked Hannah a lot, too. Had fun with the story. Thank you!!!

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