Title: Dark Side of Sunset Pointe – a Lance Underphal Mystery
Author Name: Michael Allan Scott
Writing… The Way I Do –
I write the way I write. Granted, it’s different. But then if I wrote like everyone else (or anyone else) what would be the point? Writing is nothing more (and nothing less) than a means—a means to an end. And while how one gets that “end” varies widely, for me, it’s all about storytelling.
Personally, I appreciate a good story well-told and admire those who do it—inspiring. I constantly strive to achieve that goal in my work—a good story, well-told.
Keeping It Real –
First and foremost, I strive to fully engage the reader. After all, every story has multiple creators–the writer and the readers. Readers create the story as they go, bringing it to life with their imagination. If it’s not real for the reader, it doesn’t work.
A Crowded House –
Although I’ve written stories in a variety of genres, I happened to choose mystery novels as my main focus—a mystery writer. Murder mystery novels with a paranormal twist, to be more precise. And the Mystery, Thriller and Suspense genre is crowded with talent. A few of my favorite murder mystery writers include:
How dare I get in the ring with such luminaries. Yet, writing mystery stories is what I know how to do—something I’m good at (and we’re all good at something.) It’s vitally important to find something you love to do—something you do well—and go for it. Do it flat out, whole hog, persist until you get it right. Then the magic happens—a sense of accomplishment that sends you soaring.
Writing, I love it!
And I hope you enjoy reading it, as well.
More on my murder mystery novels can be found at http://michaelallanscott.com/
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Born and raised at the edge of the high
desert in Kingman, Arizona, Michael Allan Scott resides in Scottsdale
with his wife, Cynthia and their hundred-pound Doberman, Otto. In
addition to writing mysteries and speculative fiction, his interests
include music, photography, art, scuba diving and auto racing. For
the latest, please visit http://michaelallanscott.com
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Dark Side of Sunset Pointe – book
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Book Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Publisher: Telemachus Press
Release Date: 11/19/12
A contemporary mystery/thriller—a paranormal mystery, to be more precise. For mystery fans, it twists and turns like a dragon kite in a high wind. Mystery connoisseurs, beware. The Lance Underphal Mystery series will keep you guessing . . .
Lance Underphal was devastated by his wife’s death, and now, the down-and-out crime-scene photographer can’t let her go. He wakes up plagued by premonitions. The double shooting of an Arizona real estate developer and his mistress/bookkeeper immerse Underphal in a world of incomprehensible phenomena.
Frank Salmon, the homicide detective on the case, does his best to blow off Underphal’s “visions.” But the murders keep piling up and the visions are all too real.
Salmon pursues Underphal’s clues from a popular strip club to a failing community bank, adding a blackmailing stripper to the body count.
Underphal struggles mightily with his psychic curse, teetering on the brink of insanity. His only hope for redemption is the voice in his head, the voice of his dead wife. Stumbling through dark vortexes of murderous intrigue, he comes to realize his visions will either kill him or lead to the capture of a killer—maybe more than one.