There is no greater joy for me, than writing my novels. My current creative adventure, writing a vampire novel is truly a labor of love, as were my other books. It is especially thrilling to include Rhode Island in my work, as there is such rich history here, which can prove to be quite spooky, if you know where to look. Sometimes the truth is scarier than fiction. My research has taken me everywhere from Newport, to Exeter, to Providence and other places around the world. What I love most about this book is, of course, my vampire, a character whom, I believe, you will come to identify with and whose struggles living among mankind will make you wonder about the inherent nature of humanity. While I still have several months to go (I believe) before I finish... I am dying to share it with you. This will be a must-read for Autumn 2018.
"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." -- Rainer Maria Rilke
May 2018 bring all of you unexpected blessings that make your hearts soar, may it awaken newfound passions lying deep within your soul, and may you remember it as one of the most inspirational years of your life.
With 12 chapters of my vampire novel completed, 4 mostly completed and another 4 to go, it's an exciting time, yet frustrating, because I can't wait to finish this novel and share it with readers. As with my other books, sometimes I feel like I'll never get done, which is torture. It's nothing I can rush, however, so I must plug along when inspiration and free time are abundant. Hopefully, within another 2 or 3 months, I will be done and ready to present it to readers. I cannot wait for that day and to see the reaction everyone has to my unique vampire character. I love him!
As I continue to work on the completion of the third installment of The 13th Apostle trilogy novel series, I have decided to write a vampire novel.
Why? Because it wouldn't leave me alone. The story, literally, haunted me, until I started writing it. By then, I was so captivated by it, I couldn't stop.
It's an amazing story, that I'm compelled to write. My vampire is unlike any other vampire you've read about in books or seen in movies. He is truly unique - I absolutely love this character. The story is based in Rhode Island in the most appropriate setting, that will bedazzle readers. The story is just pouring out, and has been for the last 2 1/2 months. If I were to guess, I'd say I'm already about 1/2 way done.
Thank you to Ben DeCastro, host of ‘Car Pooling with Ben’ sponsored by Cardi’s furniture and mattresses for inviting me to be his in-car guest. As we drove around Rhode Island, we discussed my recently launched novel, Divine Providence, the sequel to The 13th Apostle, and the writing of the final installment of my trilogy series.
This Friday, April 28, 2017, look for me with Ben DeCastro, Host of the 'Car Pooling with Ben' web-series (Fridays 6am), presented by Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses - Car Pooling with Ben is a weekly online series where Ben gets to know his in-car guest, highlighting what they do in the community. We'll be discussing my latest novel, Divine Providence, the sequel to The 13th Apostle and the writing of the final book for the trilogy series. When the show's up, I will post it here on my blog, as well as on my social media sites.
I recently visited one of the magnificent Newport mansions, to conduct research for BOOK III. There's a special feeling at any of the historic mansions in the Bellevue Avenue Historic District, but this one is truly unique because of its award-winning gardens. Taking a tour, seeing the home in person, and walking the grounds, took me back to the turn of the century. I loved it. Perhaps my readers may find a scene taking place here at The Elms in BOOK III. I always enjoy working beautiful Rhode Island into my novels when it works for the storyline. The third installment of my trilogy series is coming along beautifully and I know my readers will love what happens next. We visit a whole new realm in the final book and it's not what you'd expect, which is thrilling to write and explore myself.
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