Weekend Writing Warriors 11/3/13 #WeWriWa

My novel, The Lone Wolf, launches four weeks from tomorrow! I got a box of copies Friday, which is super exciting. And nerve-wracking. Four weeks!

After her husband’s infidelities are revealed, Kasey Sanford just wants to rediscover who she is. After an abusive childhood and years as a career soldier, Andrew Adams just wants someone to tell him that he’s doing the right thing with his life. When their paths cross, Kasey and Andrew embark on a tumultuous journey that demonstrates just what they’re willing to do to save the ones they love.

During September, I posted about Kasey’s mess of a marriage. October brought snippets of Andrew’s failing relationship. Which means that for November, it’s the perfect time for them to meet!

In this scene, Kasey has just moved to Asheville, North Carolina, and is exploring downtown. She’s paused outside a bookstore, examining the window display.

After a few minutes, I sensed someone staring at me and looked through the window into the café section of the store. A dozen or so people dotted the tables, some sitting alone and others grouped together. Near the back, three people clustered around a table. A balding man and a plump woman had their backs to me, and facing them, facing me, an attractive blond-haired man, maybe mid-thirties, watched me intently.

Most people would have the decency to look away when they’d been caught staring, but not this guy. Our eyes met. He took a drink from his coffee cup and laughed at something but didn’t break eye contact.

I dropped my own eyes back to the robot in front of me, my face on fire, then glanced back at the stranger; he was still watching me.

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  1. Interesting, what a strong connection right away! I’m enjoying the story, can’t wait for more…great 8!

  2. Ha! Pretty neat. Maybe he’s really staring past her? Either way, I like this part. Will she confront him, is she too self-conscious? Gotta come back for more.

  3. Awkward! It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

  4. Ooooh, he can’t keep his eyes off of her. I can’t wait to see how this first meeting goes.

  5. He’s got to have some reason for staring at her and not looking away. Hopefully it’s not that he’s some sort of creepy stalker.

  6. We’re all anxious to find out what happens next. No creep here, I hope. Interesting eight.

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