Reasons for me not to write any more:
- Reached retirement age long ago.
- I’ve never been a best-seller.
- If I didn’t write I’d have more time to enjoy life, family and friends.
Despite the three reasons I listed, I still have a need to write the last Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. She’s retired now and I want to send her off into a happy future and tie up a few loose ends for her and her husband. I’ve been hanging out with them both for so long, it is hard to say, “goodbye.”
I did manage to end my Rocky Bluff P.D. series (written under the name of F. M. Meredith) with Reversal of Fortune.
In case you might wonder if I have plans for another series, the answer is probably not.
I do want to write another mystery, a young adult set in Los Angeles during World War II. Why, you might ask. Because that’s where and when I grew up. It was a different time in so many ways and I have some great memories of what went on: Air raid drills at home and at school, Block warden meetings where the kids had a great time playing in the dark while the grown up learned to roll bandages and other tasks, victory gardens, food and gas rationing, being free to go wherever I wanted all day as long as I was home in time for dinner, and telling my friends wild stories like what I said was the truth.
Not sure if it will interest anyone, but I plan to write it anyway.