I live in gorgeous Middle Tennessee, although lately I've been thinking about sandy beaches, palm trees and island time. My hobbies are Old Cars, spoiling my puppies, and writing.
I started reading and writing after retiring from many years in the workplace. It gave me something to do and let me exercise my mind. And I noticed that whatever I wrote, no matter how serious I intended for it to be, my mind always tried to insert "what-if" situations, generally twisted or distorted variations of my basic plotline, and mostly outlandish or humorous. And so, as I wrote my first book, I eventually veered off my intended course and finally managed to stay off course. I don't know if I'll ever be able to pen anything serious.
My writing style can best be described as a straightforward, linear narrative. It's an easy to read, easy to understand, no hidden meanings, no having to flip back through the pages to figure out what's going on kind of writing. It's meant to entertain and let you laugh. Nothing more, nothing less. If that's what you're looking for, you've come to the right place.
My first novel, Welcome to Gray City, is evidence of the seriocomic writing I began with. It started out as the world's next great serious detective novel (don't they all?), but by the time I finished I had strayed so far from my initial concept and crossed over the humor line that the finished novel bears little resemblance to the outline I had in mind. I suspect that if you like humorous TV cop shows, like Mysteries of Laura or Battle Creek, maybe even Monk, you will enjoy this first book. Mystery fan? Help Jake find the killer. Car chase fan? We've got that covered. Buckle up and enjoy the ride! Wear a helmet if you've got one. Surprise ending? Got that, too. Enjoy...then after you rest up and catch your breath, you might want to check out Jake's next adventure:
The second work, Police Cruisers, is a sequel that picks up where Welcome to Gray City ends. It's basically stand-alone, but you'll probably want to read Gray City first, so you'll know the characters better. I started out with a "let's just have fun" attitude, so it hits the ground running with zany, twisted, inane humor. It carries on with the main characters from Welcome to Gray City (Jake Montana, Rosie, and Dan), but adds Sandy, who's a very sassy hometown waitress, and Ballza Steele, a tough female FBI agent, as well as a handful other interesting characters. I'm sure you'll enjoy their comic cruise adventure, whether you're rooting for the good guys or the bad guys. This hilarious escapade is now available at your favorite e-book store.
My pen name for writing in the Kindle Worlds is: AUNT TILLIE