I'm so excited about introducing Carol Kilgore and her new release, Solomon's Compass, that I'm bringing my Wednesday's Writer spot forward this week. I first 'met' Carol many years ago, when the internet was in its infancy and we belonged to the same critique group. I hope she won't mind me revealing that her user name was 'Osogreat' - a name which stuck firmly in my mind because that's exactly what she was. She wrote many excellent and award-winning short stories for a variety of publications.
We would read and critique each other's work, which was pure joy to me because she wrote so well and I remember her wonderful stories very clearly. I learned so much about the craft of writing from her and owe a great deal to her for all the patient help, support and encouragement she gave me in my writing struggles.
Over the years Carol and I lost touch, apart from the usual Christmas card exchange, until about a year ago when, to my huge delight, I came across her again on one of the social network sites and we became reacquainted. If you haven't done so already, I recommend you check out her full novel: In Name Only and the short which inspired it: Never Say My Name
Carol is an award-winning author of several published short stories and many essays and articles. Solomon’s Compass is her second novel, a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance she calls Crime Fiction with a Kiss – always at least one crime; always a love story. Carol and her Coast Guard husband live in San Antonio, Texas, with two herding dogs that like nothing better than pack time on the patio.
You can find Carol here:
About Solomon's Compass
Taylor is in Rock Harbor, Texas, on a quest to unearth her uncle’s treasure—a journey far outside the realm of her real life. There’s one glitch. Taylor's certain the buried treasure was all in Uncle Randy's dementia-riddled mind. Now he’s dead.
Former SEAL Jake Solomon is in Rock Harbor under false pretenses to protect Taylor from the fate that befell her uncle and the other members of a tight circle of Coast Guardsmen called the Compass Points who served together on Point boats in Vietnam.
Jake is definitely not supposed to become involved with Taylor. That was his first mistake. Taylor is attracted to Jake as well, but she refuses to wait for him to locate the killer when she knows her plan will force her uncle’s murderer into action.
But the killer's actions are just what Jake is afraid of.
Now doesn't make you want to rush straight out and buy this book? You will be able to do so on April 2nd - make a note of that date!