The writer Gail Honeyman says, “Part of the challenge and pleasure of writing is to put yourself in different circumstances and see the world through different eyes.”
That’s exactly what I tried to do in three of the four protagonists of my books:
CITY MANAGEMENT SNAPSHOTS: ON THE RUN.
My memoir. True local government stories of murder, suicide, drug running, and a monkey on the loose. Names changed to protect the guilty. I am the city manager in the book.
BABY BOOMERS’ LOVE-BETRAYAL.
A fictional romance-noir. One failed romance after another as the protagonist, Bill Peters, pursues the ever-elusive holy grail of true love. Will he find it?
GOD’S BETRAYAL: THE CREDO.
A political-religious thriller. Young Father Gabriel Garza asks too many questions and doesn’t toe the Church’s party line. His elderly Archbishop in Washington, D.C. exiles him to study in Rome. There, he learns too many explosive religious and political secrets. He’s on The Watch List of some bad boys. This gay, Hispanic priest is in trouble.
BETRAYAL OF FATHER GARAZA.
Father Garza has upset folks. Someone has moved him to The Hit List. Suspects include the Vatican, the CIA, the Mafia, ISIS, the neighborhood gang, and Vladimir Putin.