Because this is a book about a blind girl who's kidnapped, I want to get some simultaneous reviewers to make sure it's accurate. Blind people, like everyone else, have a range of abilities. I want this book to be plausible. Of course Cheyenne may be a little more brave and a little more lucky than a real girl would be (a real girl might be dead in the first 10 pages), but I am writing entertainment, not a police report. Anyway, I'll ask a blind woman who is a mystery fan, and a woman who is a guide dog instructor (and lucky me, also a mystery fan) to look it over.
Now I've freed up my plate, at least for a little while. There are a couple of possibilities for what will fill it next. I have a regular YA column I just started for the Oregonian, and a story due to The Writer magazine by the end of the month. But that still leaves room for an entree. There are a couple of choices on the menu.
I just hope my agent likes Shadows as much as I do!