What's Coming Next in the Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series

The next book in the Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series is called Violent Departures.

I'm not going to tell you much about it yet.

My writing process is always a bit strange. I begin with some carry-over from the previous book which was Murder in the Worst Degree. The men and women of the Rocky Bluff P.D. have ongoing lives and I try to pick up more-or-less where I left off with them.

Then of course I have to have a collection of crimes that confront the men and women while they are on the job. And as I've always done, I want to show how what's happening at work affects what's going on with the family and vice versa.

I like to collect photos of houses that people in Rocky Bluff live in.
One of many Craftsman style homes in Rocky Bluff.
Love this one.
Her'es the old pier in Rocky Bluff.

See, here's another  Craftsman -style house.

Merely looking at these photos give me ideas. I like to imagine what kind of people live inside.

F.M.  aka Marilyn Meredith


Fascinating way of working,using photographs. I suppose in a way I do this, for I write children's historical fiction and am always researching in the photographic dept. of some old museum :o)
Thanks, Carole Ann. I didn't realize how much I used photos until I wrote this.
Anonymous said…
I absolutely LOVE arts & crafts houses. We have a few here in our city, but not enough. Maybe someday we will move out of our ranch and into one. They have so much character! Love the pics.
Patricia Gligor said…
You know how much I love your Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series. I've read them all. I've enjoyed getting to know the characters throughout the series and I'm looking forward to "Violent Departures."
My aunt lived in one and every house on her street was more or less the same plan, though they all looked different on the outside because of how they were painted and decorated.
And Patricia, you are such a loyal friend and fan. Thank you!
Janet Greger said…
I should have know I was not alone in gathering photos of an area before I write about it. The houses my character live in and visit are real places. I guess that's tru for you too.
Anonymous said…
Love the pictures! Like everyone else, looking forward! (keep 'em coming!)

Thonie Hevron said…
I also use photos and have been dreaming up a "tour" of the locales I used in various books. I love that you do this! It means I'm on the right track! Thanks for your helpful hints.
Marja said…
You come up with such great ideas, Marilyn! And I love the pictures of the houses. It kind of gives me a feel for Rocky Bluff.
Marja McGraw
Linda Thorne said…
Love the Rocky Bluff homes. I can see how you can guess about the people who live inside, just by looking. Good going.

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