Fire Light Fire Bright is completely a work of fiction, however, there are a few things I borrowed. One of the borrowed items was Fannie the cat.
She belonged to a friend of mine and did claw and scratch someone who babysat for her. And yes, he did make the comment about trying to play with my friend’s Fannie. Not quite as much fun as I tried to make it, but I did borrow the idea.
Another thing I borrowed was the description of the Judge. He was my dad, through and through. My dad loved chicken and dumplin’s, and coconut pie. In fact, every year on his birthday, instead of a birthday cake, he always had my mother bake him a coconut pie. He was a demon at checkers, only once in my entire life did I ever beat him at checkers.
It actually was at an I-hop that the “How do you spell your ex-wife’s name” really did occur. My friend didn’t let her husband answer, she immediately piped up and said “I spell her name b-i-t-c-h. No way could I write a book and not include that jewel.
Oh, also in Fire Light Fire Bright, I used the names of all of my grandchildren, except two. Josh is the main character in Dreams Never Lie and Levi, my great-grandson wasn’t born yet when it was written. I’ll have to catch him later.
I have a sign in my office that reads: I AM AN AUTHOR. ANYTHING YOU SAY OR DO MAY WIND UP IN MY NEXT BOOK.
I save these little tidbits then use them at the appropriate times. If you have a cute idea you’d like to share, please do. I’d love to hear from you.
Fire Light Fire Bright
The small north-central town of Glenwood, Texas is being methodically burned to the ground. Every few days another fire. Acres of scorched pasture, and skeletal remains of the once majestic trees that surrounded the township attest to the skill of the arsonist. Sheriff Dodge Brewster is frustrated by his inability to find even a single shred of evidence.
Several teenage girls in surrounding communities have been brutally raped. When the rapist finally targets Glenwood, the girls are not only raped, but murdered also. Deep in the woods outside of town, a Vietnam vet lives as a hermit. The people of Glenwood accuse him of every misdeed that occurs. The arson, rape and murders are no exception. They are demanding that Dodge arrest the vet, but new evidence in a turn of events point to his own friend.
Will Dodge be able to prove his friend’s innocence? Will he have to arrest him? Or will he go along with the townspeople and arrest the Vietnam vet?