One day, many long years ago, a What If idea popped into my head. Now, What If ideas happen a lot to writers, but up until that moment I had only satisfied my mystery craving with reading. And then the What If happened.
As What Ifs go, it seemed pretty harmless. At first. It went like this, “What if a woman in A.A. was murdered and someone found her Fifth Step?” In A.A., the Fifth Step is a list where the alcoholic writes down all of the people they carry a resentment toward or whomever they might have hurt during their drinking years. Basically, it’s a list with a lot of pissed off people on it.
And wouldn’t that make a great suspect list?
What Ifs hurt. They itch, too. What Ifs are relentless in their urge to be written down. I couldn’t satisfy that What If craving by reading anybody else’s book. Believe me, I tried. No. It was obvious.
I had to write my book.
And so, what is now the third book in the LW12S series–The Secrets We Keep–was born. I won’t get into why it ended up the third in the series; that’s a whole ‘nother story. But that first one (now the third) led to my writing the rest.
The series features Letty Whittaker, a psychotherapist who is also a recovering alcoholic and a bit of a smart ass. I hope you love her as much as I do.
And in the meantime, happy reading.