"An array of characters, good and evil, lead to one of the longest, most harrowing climactic scenes I've ever read...fantastic read." - Pat Hernandez, author - palmaltas.com
"The driving characters had me hooked into their lives and conflicts. I highly recommend The Delta Chain."- Martin Treanor, author of The Silver Mist
From the Author
1. What was unique about the setting of the book and how did it enhance or take away from the story?
Two wilderness locations - the Florida Everglades, and Australia's Northern Territory, are juxtaposed against the day-to-day life in a large coastal Queensland town. The wilderness locations and the small town, are crucial to the overall plot when the locations and the storylines converge.
2.What specific themes did the author emphasize throughout the novel?
Great ego often drives a person's actions, and there are several characters in the novel who allow ambitions to twist morality to suit their ends. The novel explores the extreme consequences of those actions.
3. How do characters change or evolve throughout the novel?
A central sublot is the romantic relationship between the main characters. A traumatic event jump starts that relationship, exposing passions and differences, and a level of closeness, at a speed much greater than would normally occur.
4. Was there a basis for your story?
A few years ago I read of a body found in the water that could not be identified.A person who had never been reported missing? The "what-if?" part of my imagination kicked into gear. Who could the person be? Where had they come from? Why was no-one looking for them? My story evolved from there.
5.What research did you have to perform to back up your story?
There are strong scientific and forensic under currents to 'The Delta Chain.' For example, determining a person's facial features from skeletal remains, is called forensic facial reconstruction. It is one of several such areas examined in the book, with the research on this drawn from various texts and case histories.
6. What is your method for writing a book?
Once the initial idea and potential finishing place are in my mind, I will map out a number of milestones I need to reach on the journey to the finish. I will then start writing toward each of those milestones, allowing spontaneity to kick in along the way. This brings some nice surprises for me, and hopefully, for the reader.