My Writing Journey on Hall of Deception: A Post-WWII Romantic Suspense
Updated: Aug 16
Publication Day July 13, 2023.
Hall of Deception is my fourth completed book and will be the third published book, so far. I began writing it in November 2021 during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). NaNoWriMo is a 501 c 3 non-profit providing structure, community, and encouragement to help people use their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds. The goal is to complete at least 50,000 words in a month, which I did. I use the writing program Scrivener to build my stories and characters. I consider myself a “planster,” a combination of a plotter and a panster.
Research is one of my favorite things to do during the writing process. My books are set in a historical period or have historical time periods as a part of the story. Check out Where Did You Go? and Our Eternal Souls.
Where did I get the idea for this book? One of my favorite books since I was a child is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and inspired my story. My main character’s favorite book is also Jane Eyre, which she carries with her wherever she goes. She can’t help comparing her life with that of Jane’s.
Why did I choose 1953 and Plymouth, MA? I had researched early to mid-20th century time period for an earlier book and found myself drawn to it. Having traveled all over the East Coast many years ago, I fell in love with the small town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. I enjoyed mixing in the town's rich history with my story to create an immersive experience. I hope you will too.
If you haven’t already pre-ordered Hall of Deception, I hope you will consider it once it is available for shipping in paperback or immediate download as an ebook. You can find the book at these locations:
For locals to Phoenix Metro Area – Changing Hands Bookstores website
On my publisher’s website – Black Rose Writing
Amazon – ebook and print
Genre: historical romance, romantic suspense