Recycling characters

Many authors do it. They place their characters in several unrelated books. I've been doing it for a while although I'm planning to stop after my current release, The Midnight Man. And while the major characters in this novel are brand new, a whole range of characters from my novellas Nate and the New Yorker …

Stories are tributes

Two events led to these thoughts. The first was a course I did a couple of weeks ago on recording Oral History. During one of the lessons our teacher asked someone to relay their story. The student spoke about her mixed background which included Cherokee and Chinese and how she's come to see the Kimberley …