One of the unexpected benefits of writing novels is the wonderful people you meet. Writing is a solitary experience, at least it is for me, but going around to book signings, writing conferences, etc. has provided me with an opportunity to meet many nice people. I write my mystery novels to entertain myself. It’s quite a challenge to juggle several plot threads and a handful of characters from page 1 to page 350 so when someone is kind enough to come up to me and tell me how much they have enjoyed one of my books, it really makes my day.
At a recent book signing at Book World in Escanaba, Michigan I met a very gifted photographer named Mike Hall. I had seen some of his work when it was shared with me by a mutual friend and I was very impressed. Then Mike showed up at my book signing and he shot some pictures of me at the event. There is quite a difference between someone who “takes pictures” and a “professional photographer”. Believe me, Mike is a professional photographer. You should google “Black Iris Studio” to learn more about him.