So a chest cold has settled in and the word based creativity has dwindled as the day has progressed, so I decided to update the Steamboat Days poster! I’m currently in the middle of Chance’s concert on Friday evening. Yes, this book will be longer than I expect, as they usually are, but it’s fun writing it. Hope everyone’s weekend went well!
So in my continued attempt to write non-commercial fiction, I’m working on an odd little book called “Steamboat Days.” I thought my next book in the Bennett Bay series (“The Deadly Dare”) was set in a youth summer camp on the island in the middle of Lake Jackson. I ended “Return to Cooter Crossing” with Aidan and his family getting together to head down to Blackwater, the town on the lake, for some big Memorial Day weekend celebration. After which, Sean and his boyfriend Ethan would go to the camp.
I hadn’t thought about what the celebration would be because it wasn’t part of the story. The “Deadly Dare” would pick up about a week later as the kids gather at camp. But it was Memorial Day weekend in real life when I started to map out the story and I started thinking about what would Blackwater do to celebrate? What did they have to celebrate? Somehow my love of old paddle wheel boats bubbled to the top as the history of the area solidified and Steamboat Days came into being. Continue reading “Steamboat Days”