This is the first of a series of true crime reflections and discussion blogs. As a mystery and horror writer, I am fascinated and appalled by the horror human beings do to each other in real life. Reality rarely matches the terror human nature manifests.
We could all use some good news, and January has provided several sparks so far.
January has kicked off with a bang for Prentice and the Kingdom of Aves series. If you need social proof of how awesome this series is, check out the praise and critical reviews:
In April, I decided I wanted to write something fun–for me. I wanted to write a fantasy, but without the usual cast of characters (no elves, dwarves, etc). I searched around to find something other. Birds. I love birds. I don’t know a great deal about them, but I have always enjoyed watching them, listening to them, and trying to identify them.
What stood out to me about the series wasn’t the brutality of what Peter Sutcliffe did to his victims, it was how the police’s blatant misogyny caused more women to be attacked and murdered. When the police get tunnel vision, more victims fall under the train.
Readers took the journey to the Kingdom of Aves. You met Hawk Prentice Tasifa, an investigator for The Order. Hawks are the investigative arm of the The Order, the ruling body for the kingdom. Readers retreated into the lush, small egg of Gould to follow Prentice as she tried to find a serial murderer. The result was Kill Three Birds.
Coming January 20, 2021, the release of the second Kingdom of Aves Mystery, A Theft Most Fowl. Here’s the cover art by the majorly talented, […]