Light nights, wind-battered daffodils, the tantalising aroma of warmer weather on the wind. Spring has sprung, and the writing bug is settling back into the Shepherd household. I’ve been doing a lot of scripting of SOTE Book 4, The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned, in my head, but first I will be finishing Wolves of Winter III.
I am a keen reader of detective noir and there is a definite touch of Hollywood hard-boiled cop to the role of Rulnik in the latest instalment of WOW. The streets of Sunamor are more intimate, shadowed canyons than the grid patterns of New York or LA, but the methodical approach of the Captain and his team would not be amiss in the world of Marlowe or Hammer. Like Mickey Spillane, my characters also take great delight in abandoning reason in favour of violence – as long as the means serves the end – the life of the King is at stake after all.
Until next time, up the elves!