Who writes your story? Are you in charge of it? Or is your life on a predetermined path, written by someone you can’t see, and you’re just along for the ride? If you decide you want to take control, can you wrest it away from the writer?
In my newest book, Spinning Tales (available today from Bold Strokes!) this was the question I wanted to ask. Maggie McShay, our heroine, has always felt like she doesn’t belong. She’s felt like an outsider, and she’s wondered if there’s something more out there for her. (I think a lot of us can relate to that feeling!)
Her journey throughout the book confirms that she’s so much more than an accountant living in a crappy apartment. I care about all my characters, who become very real to me, and I’d love to have Maggie as a friend. She’s got a great sense of humor, and she’s really laid back. Kody, her shepherd…I’ve definitely got a soft spot for her, too. She’s strong, hot, butch, a woman of few words and a lot of action.
And in the end, I wanted Maggie to ask the question: who is in charge of our stories? What is destiny/fate, and what is within our control?
This was a fun book to write and to research, and I hope you like the characters as much as I do.
If you’d like to win a copy of Spinning Tales, head over to my FB page and tell me “I’m in charge!”