Archive for March, 2010

Progress

It is mid-March and I am very behind on my children’s book goal. I have yet to complete the story and haven’t worked on the illustrations in weeks! Work and life are just getting in the way!

I decided that taking another class will cause me to focus and actually get something done. So, I signed up for another spring illustration class. In this class, we will be working on developing a dummy that can be submitted to publishers. Plus this will provide 3 hours every week to focus on this goal! Classes start April 10th.

The bootlegger’s daughter…

Another book from my Book Awards Challenge completed! I finished The Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron weeks ago but I am just getting around to doing the write-up. March has been an incredibly busy month so far!

I enjoyed this book. It is the first in the Deborah Knott series of mystery/crime novels. Deborah is the main character who lives in a small North Carolina town. In the past, her father ran the biggest bootlegging business in the area. As a lawyer for the county, Deborah takes on the task of investigating an 18-year-old murder and surrounding mystery.

What I enjoyed about this novel is the deep character development beyond the central mystery. Many times mystery novels focus solely on the crime and nothing else. The result is that when the story ends, there isn’t anything to draw you back to the next one. Not so with Bootlegger. I want to know what happens next for Ms. Knott and I think I may find out on my flight later this month…this will be a good, light read.

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