I invite you to come with me to Madden, a small fictitious town in South Carolina, where ten years ago a seventeen-year-old girl was murdered and dumped at the edge of town.
Writing this mystery novel has been a journey, but I haven’t been traveling alone. Many people have supported me in various ways, and I will forever be grateful for the people who believe in me, even when I have occasionally lost my way. I want to give a particular shout-out to my wonderful husband who is an amazing storyteller and my biggest fan. I also want to thank Al Watt, who teaches The 90-Day Novel workshop. Without him, I would never have produced a first draft. I’ve learned so much from Al, especially about story structure and what this story is really about.
I won’t give away too much about the story, because I want you to enjoy the discovery on your own. I will, however, share in future posts some of the life lessons I’ve learned from getting to know Enid and the other characters. As Stephen King said, “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
Welcome to my world.