As I tweak this website, the one thing I decided to do was separate the two novels, Behind the Mask and Unmasked into separate sections. At first, I had them listed under a menu titled, ‘NOVELS’ but thought by giving them each their own identity made more sense. Because even though Unmasked is a continuation of the first novel there are things that are unique to both, that I think people would find interesting. Or at least, I just think it would be fun to give away some little nuggets of this long journey that has brought me to this point.
For instance, the characters of Remi Catalano and Liam Matthews have been a part of my life for 10 years now. 10 YEARS!!!! They’ve had many, many, MANY conversations in my head. Some made it to the books, some did not. I have tons of notebooks, post-its, and iPhone notes with scribblings that only I would understand what was written. I’ll read a few now and laugh at how manic they appear. I used to write while my son was playing travel baseball. He’d train for hours, so I would just drift off into Remi and Liam’s world. Never did I think, 10 years later, I’d still be writing about them and letting others read about them as well.