I’m happy to welcome Soul Mate author Rachel Sharpe. Today, Rachel shares her writing journey and latest release, Simple Misconception.
Although I have been writing off and on my entire life, it wasn’t until the summer after I graduated college that I made my first real attempt at novel writing. Unfortunately, it fell short, literally, reaching only 45,000 words and thus being labelled novella instead of novel.
A good old-fashioned “who dun it,” this story was about a police detective in small town Louisiana trying to solve a murder case that occurred during a summertime seafood festival. Despite its length, I felt it was a good attempt, first or otherwise. Still, I knew it wasn’t my best work. I knew I could do better. It was just a matter of perspective.
You see, that novella was written in third person. I, the author, served as an objective observer, watching the story unfold along with the reader albeit from a distance. While that is often how many great novels are written, I felt detached from both my characters and the story.
When I decided to try again, I knew this time, I wanted to use first person. I wanted the reader to be inside the main character’s head, experiencing the story as it unfolded with her. That was when Jordan James was born.
As is the case with many characters, there are similarities between Jordan and myself; however, as her story has progressed, so has she. She has a depth I couldn’t achieve as a third party observer. For Jordan to live, she had to tell her story. And she had to tell it her way.
“A Trip to the Big Easy Turns into a Big Nightmare…”
When private investigator Jordan James returns home to New Orleans for Christmas, she never imagined her holiday could end with kidnapping and death. As she begins to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a childhood friend, she unwittingly stumbles upon a dangerous, international syndicate. With lives at risk and time running short, Jordan must find a connection between these seemingly unrelated events if she ever hopes to find her friend.
“SIMPLE MISCONCEPTION,” Available Now!
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Bio and Links
Rachel Sharpe is the author of the Jordan James, PI series. Although born and raised in the South, “Yankee” relatives first led Rachel to historic New England, which she has come to consider her second home and is the setting for the series.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English, Rachel began dedicating her free time to her childhood passion, writing, and in the fall of 2013, she signed with Soul Mate Publishing. An active member of Sisters In Crime, Rachel currently resides with her husband and their children in the Greater New Orleans area.
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Thank you for hosting me!
Always a pleasure, Rachel 🙂