Lance Underphal is No Jack Reacher

For that matter, he’s no Harry Bosch or Dave Robicheaux either. Solving murders is about the only thing they all have in common. And in that arena, ol’ Lance can hold his own. Granted, Underphal’s methods are more than a little unconventional. And while Reacher, Bosch and Robicheaux have great instincts (and Robicheaux has his […]

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Lance Underphal, Protagonist – More or Less

You think you have problems . . . This guy is a mess! Broke, old and sick—lost his wife in an accident with a cement truck . . . and he’s psychic. The way I figured it, he’d already lost everything, nothing left to lose. Only three options left: Die Waste away to nothing or […]

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Mystery Protagonist Lance Underphal – Some Back Story

Probably the coolest thing about writing fiction is you get to make shit up. And when it comes to full length mystery novels, there’s a whole world to be created. Like most writers, I choose to draw on what I know. So it was only natural to pick a protagonist that has characteristics with which […]

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Writing Fiction – What’s It All Mean?

The art of writing—really? Hmm, yes and no. There is the artistic side, the impulse to create an aesthetic  work that is satisfying to one’s self and has the desired effect on one’s audience. This appears to be the driving force for most of us that write as a creative endeavor. I don’t believe this […]

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