I’m currently knee-deep in the second edit of my new cozy, The Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove. I’m still working on the blurb, but it will go something like this:
Septuagenarian Camelia Collins moved to the coast to fulfill a lifelong dream, but when she learns she has purchased a murder house, that dream becomes a nightmare.
Three years ago, the former resident of the house, reclusive businessman Jonathan Chamber, was brutally killed on the stoop. The killer is still at large, the case stalled, but then Camila discovers a USB drive hidden in her fireplace. This new evidence could be the break the investigators were looking for.
The police assure Camelia she’s safe, but Soji the ghost cat tells her otherwise. Dead long ago, the seventh kitten of a seventh kitten returns to help Camelia solve the mystery and to save herself from death twice over.
It’s fun and a bit daunting starting a new series. The story has to be built from the ground up. The scenery, the homes and gardens, the shops and businesses, and especially the characters all need to be prized from my imagination. Which brings me to the following contest:
There is a character who plays a small part in the story, and she still needs a name.
All I know about her so far is that she is a teenager who loves horses, texting, and the boy next door. Her parents are Aiden and Nao Smith who live on the same street as my hero Camelia. In Ghost Cat, she plays only a bit part, but this is just the first in the series, and we are bound to see more of her in coming books.
Help me! Do you know who this character might be?
Comment with your first name, a made-up first name, or the first name of someone you know, plus a little backstory about who you think the character is. If your/their name is chosen by Tyler the cat, you/they will win a place as a brand new character in a brand new book. Note: This book will not be out until next year, so be patient. I’ll most likely be taking entries through the next few months.