Just When You Think You Know Someone…

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, things are rolling along for DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN (the follow-up to STRANGLED BY SILK) — in the refining stages of the proof copy.  I have to say that yours truly is head over heels in love with the cover.   I don’t mean to be a tease, but books, just like fine flowers, take time to grow and bloom before picking.  Will share as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I’ve been plotting out book three in the series (title yet to be determined).  I’ve been looking forward to telling this tale, but wanted all of you dear readers an opportunity to get to know the Santa Lucia set a little better before telling this tale of the character’s life.

I’ve known about the past of one of our Santa Lucians for a long, long time.  At least I thought I did.  I’m finding that as I listen to her voice dictate her experience, new facets, elements, and traits are showing up, in both predictable and surprising manners.  The beauty of writing is that as you unfurl the story and characters interact, they take new twists and turns.  As the author, I’m as much along for the ride as the reader!


Barbara Jean

About Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50's, early 60's, known as The Poppy Cove Mysteries.
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