Allow me to introduce Daria
When I first imagined “Crashers,” oh, 11 years ago, I didn’t anticipate the character of Daria Gibron being the breakout star.
Oh, she’s fun as hell to write. She’s an ex-pat, ex-spook who leaps first, then strategizes. She pretty much writes her own dialogue. Readers seemed to go crazy for her.
I gave her what I consider to be a nice reveal in the second novel, “Breaking Point.” My editor was happy enough with it that he asked for a third novel featuring Daria. I suppose it’s OK to let you know that, yes, she is the protagonist of the third novel, “Threshold Event.” It’s still in the works, so I don’t have a release date yet.
Doing a novel with just two or three protagonists was a whole hell of a lot easier than “Crashers” and “Breaking Point,” which have a dozen protagonists. There were days when I had to draw diagrams on butcher paper taped to my kitchen cabinets, just to keep the plots and sub-plots clear. “Threshold Event” promises to be a much-more streamlined story.
And I don’t crash a single airplane. Honest. OK, maybe a little one.
Admitting you need help is the first step.