Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wednesday is a preview of the new book day!

On Wednesday, I'll be posting the entire prologue to the new book.

So, pop on in and check it out, if you're curious to meet the crazed killer that's going to make Tori, Julian, Elizabeth, Ethan and Callen's life hell...

Much Love, Mayhem and Murder,


How it all started..

One of the questions I get most frequently is where I came up with the idea of Elizabeth and Ethan Blackhawk. You would think that it began with them, but oddly it didn't.

It's no secret that I'm part Native American. I've always loved the culture and the outdoors. Take me camping and set me free in the woods and I'm in my glory. I despise the city and noise. I believe that's my Native roots.
One day, I found a painting online and fell in love with it. When I saw the price tag, I laughed. I wasn't paying that much for an oil on canvas print. So, I decided to recreate it. I'm a lover of painting, and think I'm fairly skilled at it. What did I have to lose?

So, I got messy and created my fireplace work of art.
As it began to unfold, and I began seeing the person in the abstract colors, I gave him a name.
Timothy Blackhawk was born.
If you've read my FBI/Series, you know him from book 2, 3 and 4. He's the head of the Blackhawk clan, and the 'Shaman'.
I knew then that by some intervention I had created a very important work of art, not only for my mantel, but also for my stories.
Thus, the Blackhawk family was born.
To this day, I see him in his majestic glory and I fall more in love with the story and the characters, and today, I thought I'd share him with you.

As I prepare to release Darkness of Truth (book 6) in the series, it seemed appropriate to give homage to the man that started it all.

Here he is. (He's relatively large- over five feet tall, so excuse me squishing him down a little)

Shaman Timothy Blackhawk

Without him, there'd be no Elizabeth, Ethan or Callen.

Have a great day!

Much Love, Mayhem and Murder,