Emerald

Posted: July 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

The lost treasure of  Blackbeard has always fascinated me, I must say. In 1928, some trappers found an empty vault on a dismal outcropping of land in the Pamlico Sound, not too far from Washington, North Carolina. Someone had clearly removed something from the vault and taken it to a boat and set off…

and that’s the last anyone has ever heard of the treasure of Plum Point. My guess is that it wasn’t really treasure, but more likely the remains on one of Blackbeard’s wives, a sixteen year old beauty from Charlestown, SC. Blackbeard liked to get married when ever he came ashore, and he would typically abandon or kill the wife who was in the way.

Anyhow–my book Emerald is a love story about two people who are forced to go in search of the treasure in order to save their daughter from kidnappers. Treasure Hunt–Betrayal–murder–and a love story: how can you miss?

Jacqi nags me every day to write in my blog. Since I write 6-8 hours a day typically, I don’t necessarily love it. But I know I need to do it. All of you–feel free to nag if I don’t write.

Anyhow, Emerald is my favorite of my books. I don’t know if it’s the best, but I like the characters the most, and I love the setting–Lake Forest, a deserted island in the Pamlico Sound, and so on; I love the romance of a treasure hunt; and there may even be a ghost story overtone in this one. Watch for it–I’ll send it to my publisher in a few days, and I’ll let you know what happens as we go.
Meanwhile, Tyndale is considering another of my books, one called The Third Day. I’ll write about it tomorrow, but please pray that Tyndale takes it. That would be a big step for me.

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