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Introducing…The Man in the Gray Tie and Other Crimes (Trio 1)


Hi, I am currently working on some new stories. The first three will be released as a mini-collection (Trio 1) and called The Man in the Gray Tie and Other Crimes. So far I’ve written six of the stories (Trios 1 and 2) and about to embark on the seventh. Over the next few weeks I’ll be blogging about the experience of writing these stories, and the inspiration behind them.

Basically, it’s time to give a little behind-the-scenes on the experience. Along the way there are lots of U-turns, hurdles to overcome, dead ends, and so on. But there are also some sweet, funny moments associated with writing (you wouldn’t think it, I know), its pitfalls, and how the most unexpected things can find their way into stories, and improve them.

The first story I wrote for the collection is the title story, “The Man in the Gray Tie.” Hopefully I won’t change the title of this story, but it’s entirely possible. I am already considering a polka dot tie, since the gray tie is perhaps too reminiscent of the lead character of E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey (2011). Given the main character is my story keeps all his clothes on, that should be where the confusion ends. 🙂

Hope to see you here!