Weekend Writing Warriors are busy on new stories and because I am a warrior, here’s another snippet from Novel 4 in the Women of Willow Bay series. Continuing from where we left off last week, we’re still in 1933 with Captain Frank McGuire…
It’s not like an extra day or two was going to make or break Todaro. Hell, the man had more money that he could ever spend in several lifetimes. Besides, it was probably the last trip he’d ever make if Roosevelt did as he promised and signed the Twenty-First Amendment next month. Maybe Todaro was worrying about losing this source of income, trying to get in a last-ditch run.
McGuire gazed around the elegant teak bridge. He knew the boat intimately and had researched her history. The 136-foot motor yacht was built in 1918 and originally named the Seasprite. She ran aground near Charlevoix in 1925 and was scrapped by the Buffalo shipping magnate that owned her.
Stay tuned–I’ll be going back and forth between Books 3 and 4 in the series since I’m working on them alternately as the muse moves me. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Please don’t miss the other Weekend Writing Warriors. Head on over and check out the work of dozens of other writers. You’ll be so glad you did!
This weekend is the Indiana Romance Writers of America’s annual Writers Retreat, so I’m retreating. Hope to get lots of writing done, as well enjoy great fellowship with other authors. We’re doing workshops, one of which is a brainstorming session for people who’ve hit a glitch in their novels. I so need this session for this book! Hold a good thought!
An interesting snippet, looking forward to reading where this goes. Nicely written.
Thanks, Gemma! Glad I’m keeping you interested.
An interesting excerpt, I was fascinated by the history of the ship, enough to be frustrated not to know what happened after the Buffalo magnate scrapped her!
Hi, Veronica–thanks for coming by!
I love how he knows his boat intimately. Most sailors have a very special love for their boats, and I can feel how he cares for this one.
thanks, Millie. The research has been a blast.