Layla Bunch

May 12, 2016

Six years ago I saw a homeless woman standing on a street corner in Woodland Hills. I gave her some change. I saw her again a few days later, started to imagine her story, how she came to be in such a predicament. Then I wondered what would happen if I invited her into my home. I didn’t take her home, and in fact I never saw her again, but that short encounter started me on a creative journey that resulted in a novel, Layla Bunch,  that is nearing the final stages preparatory to publication. Right now the manuscript is in the hands of Renni Brown who is a well-known editor. She’ll provide a developmental edit that will look for inconsistencies, structural issues, character weaknesses.

In the meantime, I am nearly halfway through a first draft of the next book in the series, Jimmy Wicky, featuring the same characters introduced  in Layla Bunch. Toni Lopopolo, literary agent, will try to execute a two to three book publishing contract.

So, to all the people who’ve asked me, “Where do you get your ideas?” now you know how Layla Bunch was born. If you’re a writer, asking ‘what if’ questions can be one of the best ways to ignite the story spark.

So wish me luck,


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