Backwater Flats

Backwater Flats, the seventh Kurt Hunter Mystery is now available for preorder. The release date is scheduled for July 29th, but this is your chance to grab a copy for only $2.99.

I’ve finished the third pass of the manuscript and sent it to Cathy, my editor. Usually, by this time, I’m sick of the story and think it’s the worst thing ever written. This one continued to entertain me and I think you’ll like it as well.

Part of the reason is my process. Some writers outline their books before they write them (plotters), others wing it (pantsers). I lean toward being a pantser. I’ve tried outlining with different programs and methods, but it all falls apart as soon as I start writing the stories. I like to give my characters space, and often have no idea where they’re going, though sometimes I point them in a direction. It can be painful knowing the story could fall apart at any moment, but it’s also the fun part for me. In this case it was a little scary. I didn’t know who the killer was until Kurt figured it out two chapters before the end.

Next up is Storm Surge, which I hope to release in early October. The series is in the international thriller genre and based on my travels. A few years ago we went to Rome and Sicily. I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble Mako and John Storm can get into in Italy.

Thanks to all of you for making the release of Uncharted Water a success. Without you, this would all still be a dream.

Steve

2 Comments on “Backwater Flats

  1. Well…the one thing you are NOT right about is that “worst thing ever written”. I’ve got that title and refuse to relinquish it…I was one of the lucky ones that got to read an early copy (as you know) and this is the best Kurt Hunter novel you have written yet. Excellent read!! I look forward to reading the final copy. Even if I get to read them early, I buy a final copy on Kindle Unlimited…it’s only right. 🙂

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  2. Pingback: Get ready for a rowdy ride – Cathy McCabe Dee

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