The International Thriller Writers have a monthly publication called The Big Thrill, and for the September issue, I’ve written a little piece about my initial fears and concerns writing Blood of My Blood.
My editor was leery of Game’s cliffhangers. She was worried readers would be upset and, sure enough, when the book hit, my email inbox and Twitter timeline clogged with readers ranting, imploring, and wheedling. It was just the passionate reaction I was looking for: If readers don’t feel invested in your characters and in your story, all the cliffhangers in the world won’t get a reaction out of them.
“How could you do this to me?” they screamed at me.
And stuff like that. Go read it.