Book Talk Stop Q&A
The inspiration for this book came from the vestibules of knowledge flowing through my mind. It just came to me, like many other ideas that will morph into books. I have a constant flow of thoughts that resonate in my mind while I do my daily activities. Some of them end up on paper. It has always been that way with me. Not to mention that it is a sequel to my first book.
The hardest part about writing The Fatal Rose, An Assassin’s Tale was the research. The book takes place in 1957 Haiti and finding English material within that era was a challenge and because of the 2010 earthquake Haiti’s architecture is mostly destroyed. I left the country at such a young age that it took a lot of meditation to go back into my memory of the place as a child.
Claude Manipolet is a be-speckled senator who is physically a hunched back runt and seems to be afraid of his own shadow. A classic underdog. He is eccentric and bizarre in private. But he is a giant when it comes to political jockeying, he is ruthless, and nobody suspect he is the mastermind behind political assassinations and the coup d'é·tat of Haiti's recently exiled president.
Chief Samuel Legros is a supporting character I plan to create a spin off. He is a big man with little sensibility. He is fearful of things that he shouldn't be off and that makes him a funny character. Actually, I am already one third done with that book, Policeman Legros. The book cover is in design and Policeman Legros should be completed by the spring of 2015.
I love home improvement and cooking. Give me a hammer or spatula and I'm happy. I have become better at both, that's according to my children.