Some information about my new book In Good Faith, inspired by the December interview in KRS writer
In Good Faith began in 2000. I worked as the marketing department for the Sonoma County United Way and feeling burned out. So I wrote a long short story chronicling the antics of the world’s worst non-profit. What did I hate most about the non-profit world? I put that in the story. What did I hate about volunteers? I put that in the story. I knew how much I hated the way board members treated the staff like servants. I put that in the story too. And I finished up with the worst thing (or two) that can happen to a non-profit.
Sure, I felt better, but where to put this story? (It was at least more sophisticated than a rant.) It would be years later, after I left the non-profit world and became embroiled in the real estate industry (where the very worst thing that can happen, happens daily) that a new character emerged and the Real Estate Diva Mysteries were created. The bad non-profit story merged into a murder plot for the third book and I finally had a full story.
In Good Faith is the third in a series of books: the Real Estate Diva Mysteries. The main character, Allison Little, the Real Estate Diva in question, started speaking to me while I was still a real estate agent with Century 21. I read a line in one of the books I was studying – for my brokers license – and it read: death revokes the offer. Really? It was at that point that Allison Little, real estate diva, started to talk to me, and she does not stop until I write down her story. I’m working on the sixth book right now (wrote the first 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo) and she still hasn’t stopped talking!