I have some information for you today.
I will be adding installments to this and the character blogs much more often than in the past. There will probably be a total of two or three additions each week spread among the several blogs.
In addition to telling you more about Joe Shumock, I will fill you in on Cary and Webster, both individually and as they interact with each other. Information has been posted for all of the characters in earlier blogs . We move on.
You will certainly want to know even more about the family histories of eighty-year-old Landie Kato and her late husband, Roberto. Do you recall that Roberto had a great grandmother (many times removed) that came from the north of France and settled in Nova Scotia in the 1600s?
Then there’s Landie. Remember? Her family originated in the bayous south of New Orleans.
So much more for us to learn.
Finally, there’s Raegene Dorryen Doyle—Rage Doyle. We know hardly anything about Rage except a little of his professional years. What about his background? It might be quite interesting to know about his youth.
As for the Joe Shumock blog, I have several subjects in mind. I want to tell you more about Prague and my visit there in April 2014. There was also a day-trip to a small 13th century town called Cesky Krumlov, complete with its castle. The castle even has a bear pit, complete with the bears, one of them as large as I’ve ever seen. I will cover much of that, too.
I will also include photos of Prague and other points of interest on the trip. I may even mention the loss of Rage’s luggage between Atlanta and Prague on the way over and again on the way home. “Rage” was aptly named for a short time in each direction. “Not happy” would be putting it too mildly!
So . . . the blogs will be upcoming in the short term—a few days at the most. Please keep in mind that the information in the character blogs regarding Cary, Webster, Landie and Rage is fictional, as are the characters. That being said, I do significant research to occasionally place my characters in real places and times. Now and then, I have them deal with real people and circumstances. Makes for more fun for you, the reader, and for Joe.
Keep an eye on Joe Shumock’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Announcements there and in other locations will inform readers and fans of the new blog installments and other information you may find of value and for your pleasure.
We are going to give some books away in time for Christmas, too. We might even think of some interesting ways of placing the books in your hand.
Oh, one other important thing. Thanks for reading the novels (stories) and for being fans of The Letter Series.