As most authors know--we spend a lot of time thinking about our characters and what should be happening in their personal lives as well as what puzzles, mysteries, and adventures will next confront them.
All I know at this point is Tempe's son Blair will get married. Since the wedding is going to take place in Morro Bay, something ought to happen there. I love Morro Bay and would love to use it as a setting.
Blair is marrying a girl with Ethiopian blood--along with some Italian--how much of the Ethiopian culture should I include?
Will there be a murder in Morro Bay? Something that Tempe becomes involved in? If so, why would she since she'd not a part of law enforcement there?
Should Tempe be thinking about retiring?
The last two books have had ghosts, spirits and other such entities in them, is it time to forget about these spiritual beings--or should they pop up out on the coast too?
These are just a few things that have been popping into my mind.
Anyone have any thoughts about what I've written here--or maybe some altogether different ideas. I'd love to hear anything you have to offer.