I had always heard that sometimes people talk out loud when they are under anesthesia. I imagined that I would be one of those people, as I suffer from insomnia, and while in bed in a semi-conscious state, I do a lot of my plotting for my books.
I have had several procedures on my back lately, and I remember asking the anesthesiologist while waking up, if I had said anything unusual.
He laughed and asked what was I trying to hide. “Nothing,” I assured him, “I was just afraid that I might have talked out loud about the murder I’m planning. I haven’t got all the details worked out yet and thought I might have said something.”
“For her next book,” my son yelled. “She’s an author.” He was my chauffeur that day and was sitting in the recovery room with me. “She’s had two books already published and is working on her third. You can find her books on Amazon.”
Imagine my surprise when he quit entering my surgical data on his Ipad and quickly pulled up Amazon. “Okay, here you are, Fire Light Fire Bright and Dreams Never Lie. That’s pretty neat.”
I was even more surprised the next day when one of the ladies from the recovery room called to check on me. She wanted to know how I was feeling after my procedure. I told her I was fine, I was already back at work. Then she told me that they had ordered a copy of one of my books, and while she hoped I didn’t have to visit them again, if I did, would I autograph the book for them.
I ended up having to go back again a few weeks later. Sure enough, they had a copy of Fire Light Fire Bright waiting for me. I happily autographed it for them, then they all gathered around and posed for a photo of them holding my book. What a neat bunch of people!
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?