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Name of fiction work? And were there other names you considered that you would like to share with us? MURDER IN THE ONE PERCENT. The working title was THE ONE PERCENT, but that gave no hint of genre. It might even have been a nonfiction title. Once I inserted the word MURDER into the title, I knew I had the perfect title.
Has this been published? And it is totally fine if the answer is no. If yes, what publisher and what publication date? Published by Black Opal Books, 2018.
What is the date you began writing this piece of fiction and the date when you completely finished the piece of fiction? I did not record these dates, so I don’t remember either of them.
Where did you do most of your writing for this fiction work? And please describe in detail. And can you please include a photo? When I’m in the middle of writing a novel, I am writing in my head 24/7. I compose passages in my sleep, while exercising, while I’m observing people, and while I’m interacting with others. The actual typing is only the smallest part of the process. This part takes place in my home office, where I have a desktop computer and two sweet dogs at my feet.
Please include the excerpt and include page numbers as reference. The excerpt can be as short or as long as you prefer. Alone on the fourth floor, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Phillips were having a marital spat. Having no clue that he had behaved boorishly throughout the evening, Preston had climbed the three flights of stairs feeling good about himself. He was sure Margo still had feelings for him, and he had to admit, he was still attracted to her. He had enjoyed the attention of Kitty Kelley, too. I’ve still got what it takes to attract a woman, he thought with a grin. And I rather enjoy aggravating the men, as well.
Anything you would like to add? MURDER IN THE ONE PERCENT is the first in the Detective Oliver Parrott series. The sequel, A PALETTE FOR LOVE AND MURDER, will be released in January, 2020.