by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
Jeff Resnick mysteries. I've been exploring one of my favorite themes--family, and what it means; the trials and tribulations, and the hurt that comes when there's anger and tension--and especially mistrust that comes from misunderstanding. (Oh, and a murder, too.)
Boy, it's been a lot of FUN!
But what's been terribly heartbreaking for me is ... the boat.
Yeah, the boat. Part of the story revolves around a beautiful (and very expensive) boat that Richard bought as kind of a lark. He thought it would be fun to tool around the Niagara River on weekends, drinkie-poo in hand, watching the sun go down.
First I had to find a boat, and though I call it something else in the story (lawsuits, whatever), it's really a Carver 46 Voyager. (Hey, I'm a BIG Star Trek Voyager fan -- of course the name caught my eye.)
I. WANT. THIS. BOAT.
I'm about to finish the first draft ... it might be today, tomorrow, or Sunday. And then I'll start the rewrite, and I have a feeling I might have to edit out some of my love for this boat. I could go on and on lovingly describing it, but that would detract from the rest of the story.
If all goes well, Dark Waters will be available on October 1st. (Cover coming this weekend.) I'll announce when you can pre-order it (hopefully by next week).
Meanwhile ... I think I'll go back to dreaming about Easy Breezin' ... she sure is a beauty.