Well, we’ve done it. After a few years, research trips and many glasses of wine we’ve finished our first novel in a cozy mystery series! We invented a town and the people in it, plotted a murder, planned for more, wrote, rewrote & rewrote again, walked away from it & came back, loving and fearing the process. It’s been a neat learning experience, working together with a friend. We could see where we bounced ideas and concepts off of each other, rounding out the picture, where one got stuck, the other picked it up and ran with it. Now we’re looking at how to publish, and all the ways to bring it to readers. Traditional with an agent? Self e-publish? A bit of both? It seems now that the real work has begun.
Our joint adventure is being lived under the guise of Barbara Jean Coast. We wanted one author’s name and love the play on words for the place and time of our series. Stay tuned for more on that in the next edition.