For some years I’ve thought about a coming-of-age novel set in Raleigh, NC, during the closing years of World War II and beyond. I’ve always felt that was a unique period in our cultural development–the end of the war, the end of the Great Depression–maybe even the end of an age of innocence–the last of a type of cohesiveness in the South that was fast disappearing. It was a period, too, of the first nudges toward the Civil Rights movement. Now, my novel is written and recently published. It’s called LEARNING TO SLOW DANCE. It starts in December 1944: “Those were the years they learned to slow dance with girls who wore angora sweaters and smelled of perfume and a hint of promise…” Take a look at it on the welcome page of this website, and I hope you will like it.
And now, it’s back to Paris again. I’ll be working on another mystery set on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. (Of course you go to France to write about the Outer Banks. Makes sense to me.) This will be the fourth in the Harrison Weaver mystery series set at the Outer Banks. The third one is with the publisher, Bella Rosa Books, and comes out late this spring or early summer. It’s called NOT OUR KIND OF KILLING. Please keep an eye out for it.
While in Paris, I may from time to time do something of a travelogue blog to talk about sights and sounds, and people-watching from sidewalk cafes. Do hope you will enjoy.