It is an amazing experience, growing to know the characters that live in my novels. With each new novel in the Big Bay Series, I learn more about each of them, and experience their joys, frustrations and horrors. Then, there are the new folks that enter the picture. Like one-eyed Richard Elmore Fortin in my new book No Gray Twilights. I will introduce him at the book launch party at Horizon Books in Traverse City on Sept 19th.