On a sexual sabbatical, Fr. Anthony Moralli wants to taste the forbidden fruit. Dr. Thaddeus Abrams married into money, but wants her dead. Chief of Detectives Ed Fairchild meets a man who has information. Airline captain Nick Parker has an insatiable sexual appetite and wants sexy flight attendant Megan. What do they all have in common? DEATH by serial killer! FBI profiler Mika Scott and homicide detective Jake Roberts are obsessed on a cold trail that turns flaming hot. But will they get there in time? The killer is within a fingertips reach.
Homicide detective Jake Roberts, during his investigation into a prolific serial killer murder, meets and falls in love with a flight attendant. Will he stop the serial killer in time?
From 1 – 10 pm, I'm locked onto my desktop writing, keeping records, soliciting reviews, managing my website [ full.caryallenstone.com ] and my Facebook author page [ www.facebook.com/caryallenstoneauthor ], sending press releases, editing, revising, and blogging.
My books are intended to bring an entertaining distraction to readers so they can let the go of the intense, never-ending bombardment of life struggles. I also enjoy that benefit for me writing them.
I just released my fourth Jake Roberts novel––"After the Kill." I'm also updating and revising my "Stealing Atlanta" and "Through a Mother's Eyes." At the same time, I'm outlining my next book.
I love to write, and building my series of Jake Roberts novels.
Crime fiction. You write what you know. A police officer and I had a conversation one day about my behavior. He said, "Don't do the crime and the time; write about it." He was write.
I go heavy on research for all of my books. If it's crime fiction, it has to taste, smell, feel, and look like crime fiction. For my first book, "Through a Mother's Eyes," I researched four and a half years. It is a True Crime story and accuracy means everything. The book is about the parental murder of children, child abuse, and legal and moral penalties. I did a case study about a woman who murdered her six-year-old son. I knew her and wrote the story. My research included sitting in her cell eight hours a day for several days recording her and making legal pads of notes. For my fiction books, I do one a year, start to finish.
After I wrote my first manuscript, I had an opportunity to fly Sir Ridley Scott in a small corporate jet for ten days during his location scouting for "White Squall." Yes, for forty-plus years I was a professional aviator. I talked with him about my writing over dinners. He was a great help, mentor and inspiration. I still send him my books as they are released just to show him I'm working hard at my craft. At present, I feel I have climbed halfway up the author ladder with five crime fiction books, and one True Crime. I have the patience, creativity, and dedication that it takes to write.
Editing is always the hardest thing about any book.
Taking them out of the shipping box and finally holding them in your hands.
How would you know? It's a never-ending process of learning.
I started with paper and pencil, bottles of White-out, and erasers. I've become skilled in the computer age. Early on, I received great advice about characters, plot lines, plot twists, and editing. I learned how to promote. I'm now walking on land and breathing air.
I write every minute, of every day in my head. I keep a digital recorder on a lanyard around my neck to keep ideas, great things I've heard. I do a general outline first then write on. By the time I sit down at the computer, I know the entire story front to back and transfer it to paper.
I've put some of my readers in the books as characters. I like the Phoenix Writer's Club. My significant other and I constantly talk about the book I'm writing. She is very involved.Her input is invaluable.
In a way, when you read the reviews on Amazon they point out things from their POV.
I've always worked alone but if it helps, do it.
I use three separate editors. Each sees what the other missed.
Get a temporary writing assistant to help you because it takes a lot of time. You can find writing assistants on LinkedIn.
Through Amazon's CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing. I like their service. You can do it yourself in their system, or ask for help from them. I stay with Amazon because Amazon reaches the world.
I have four books in my series. "After The Evil," "Mind Over Murder," "After the Goode," and "After the Kill" in my Jake Roberts Novels. If you are a good writer, the reader will become emotionally involved with your characters, and a series lets them travel along through your characters lives. I think it's more intimate. Preface this by I write crime fiction. It may not work for other genres.
350 pages, or 75,000 words.
You can find them on Amazon––Amazon's Top Customer Reviews. You can find them on LinkedIn. You can find them on Facebook. Use the search box. You can google them. You can also join sites like Indie Writer's Support.
Go back into the womb, it's rough out here. Don't write for someone else. Write for you and your readers will find you. Read John Locke's book about becoming an author. He's dead-on about it. Also, steal. Find websites you like and use them as a guide. Learn all you can about your genre. Edit, Edit, Edit. Don't expect to become a best-seller.
My books are my favorite books. "Tombstone" is my favorite film.
I don't have one. I think it's something writers are trying, but I don't think readers will spend the time looking at them just to find a book to read. Branding yourself is more important. Make them remember your name.
My next book, which is a secret right now.
Walk away. Get un-frustrated then go back to work.
Ask for help. Often, a lot of time is wasted learning the hard way. Visit thousands of websites, there are a lot of people to answer your questions. Don't forget to visit: http://full.caryallenstone.com, sign up, leave a post. Visit: https://amazon.com/author/caryallenstone/. If you're dedicated to the craft of writing, then you will find your future. Start writing anything and ramble on until you have nothing to ramble about then go back and edit.