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  • Readers' Questions

    Where Did Sloan Murray’s Character Come From?

    I’m starting a new series of posts where I answer readers’ questions about my books or the so called ‘writing life’. We’re starting the series with a good one: Where did Sloan Murray’s character come from? The quick answer is Celtic mythology.  But let me expand on that. The principal character in The Pharmacist’s Deadly Secret, Sloan, first appears in Xander’s Folly, the second book in The King’s Jewel series. That series revolves around the Celtic mythology of the four treasures of the Tuatha de Danann and the second book features Lugh’s Spear. In the world I created for my series, Sloan becomes the newest bearer of this mystical spear.…