I have been asked frequently if I am planning a sequel to Silver Linings. While this was not my intention, I am seriously considering this, based on the number of times I have been asked this question and, in some cases, strongly encouraged to do so.
Even if this does not happen, the manuscript I am currently working on is intended to be a series involving brilliant, independent emergency room doctor Savannah Cogan and street-smart, straight-as-an-arrow police sergeant Jacob Bristol. In the first book of the series, their lives collide when Savannah unwittingly receives a death-bed confession from an accomplice to a murder.
Recently, I was asked about the title for Silver Linings. The novel is about overcoming adversity and I chose the title (okay, I have to give credit to my husband, Ken, for thinking of it!) because no matter how bad things may seem, there is always a silver lining!
Finally, I have also been asked where I like to do my writing. For some insight into this, please read my upcoming novel, Everything to Gain! This is a perfect example of fictionalizing facts. In Everything to Gain, communications executive Blake Meadows and her husband find themselves on the opposite sides of an ethical chasm. As their marriage crumbles, Blake retreats to a lakefront cabin in the Adirondacks and decides to see if she can fulfill her lifelong dream of writing a novel. She sets up her “writing room” in a guest suite overlooking her lake. My husband and I are fortunate to own a beautiful cottage in Lake of Bays on the shore of a small lake. Blake’s writing room is based on the guest suite at our cottage, which is one of my favorite places to write. Another favorite spot—weather permitting—is our gazebo in the backyard of our house (please see picture above). You can probably appreciate why this view would be inspiring. I generally do not have the table set with wineglasses and a bottle of wine, though, when I am writing!