I knew when I began writing the story of Lydia “Red” Talbot in Red Mojo Mama that one book wasn’t going to do it. She’s a made-to-order character for a series of books, and in many ways similar to Stephanie Plum, the famous protagonist of Janet Evanovich’s many books, which is not something I had planned.
Red grew organically out of my own experiences in life and soon took control, leading me around by the nose. She’s also been persistently tapping on my brain, demanding her sequel, for the past 12 months. So, I’ve finally made it happen. On April 12th, Red is an Attitude will go live on Amazon (fingers crossed).
To celebrate, I’ve put the original ebook – Red Mojo Mama – free on Amazon from April 9th through April 13th.
This is all good news – at least for me. However, if you think Red’s let up on me – no way. She’s already poking and needling me to get started on number three. That’s okay, because I have the major plot point done. Now, all I have to do is build a whole novel around it. No big deal.
I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll ever be able to write a book without a sequel or series, since I’ve already started the second The Great Twitter Adventure novella. I love my creations so much I’m not sure I can tolerate them going away at the end of a first book. It only seems fair to give them more adventures. If I ever write something that comes from the dark side or has an unhappy ending (not likely) that may change.
Anyway, at least in this case, I’ve managed to continue the life of one Lydia “Red” Talbot and it feels good.