Tonight I was so thrilled that I got to attend an event at the South Portland Public Library, where my dad was speaking. Did you know he’s a famous author?
My dad writes mystery novels. He’s published eleven, in fact. And they’re so good. Those eleven books count two different series – one with a freelance reporter protagonist and another with a police officer protagonist. I think you should read every one of them, you’ll get sucked right in.
I love attending my dad’s book signings and readings when I’m home. I always learn something new about the thought process behind his work or a little snippet from his past. Tonight he speculated that most crime novelists, himself included, are really sentimental at heart. They write crime novels because they want to see justice served, better or more fully than it is in real life. That about sums up my dad. He wants to see justice served a little more fairly.
With any luck, we might even have a byline together soon!