It’s raining cats and dogs here in SoCal (more weather wierdness) but I’m not letting that get me down. I got a phone call from my editor today, and the next three Project Justice books for Harlequin Superromance are a go!
Book #4 will feature Beth McClelland from the PJ Physical Evidence Lab and Mitch Delacroix, the super-sexy Cajun computer hacker unraveling a mystery from the past. Current title is SHADOWS FROM THE PAST, but that might change.
Book #5 will star Claudia Ellison, the cool blond consulting psychologist, with hot investigator Billy Cantu, a missing body and some gold coins. Current title is FOR JUST CAUSE.
Book #6 will feature Daniel Logan’s personal assistant, Jillian Baxter, going undercover for Project Justice to find out who murdered a whistle-blower at a lumber company. where her adolescent crush Conner Blake is CFO. Current title is INSIDE JOB.
All of these characters (except Conner) appear in the first three books. That is the fun of writing about an organization like Project Justice. There is an endless supply of intriguing characters who drift in as consultants, clients, reporters, cops and the like who can fall in love while solving mysteries.
You’ll also be seeing more of Celeste, the eccentric, seventy-something office manager. Every tense romantic suspense book needs some comic relief.
My year is going to be busy! In addition to the books, I’m teaching several online workshops this year and next, and I’m attending at least two conferences (Dreamin’ in Dallas and the national RWA conference in New York) and there is a possible bike trip in Serbia (not sure about that, yet–waiting to see if my sister-in-law puts it together). The home renovations are never-ending, too.