I just received my editor’s comments on Go Go Gato. Aside from minor tweaks, they are asking I change the main character’s name. After several days of kicking around names with my wife, and a writer friend of mine at work, and my students, and pretty much anyone whose path I’ve crossed recently, I have settled on… Eli Sharpe. I’ve always loved one-syllable first and last names, and I dig the name Eli. Too, I’ve always been obsessed with the cadence and rhythm of a person’s entire name. Eli Sharpe, to my ear, rolls off the tongue. Hopefully, one day, the stories of ELi Sharpe will be as loved as the stories of my favorite PIs: Elvis Cole, Spenser, Conway Sax, and Boone Daniels.
I’m very excited to begin reworking Go Go Gato for publication next year. I’m also very grateful to Camel Press for the opportunity to bring my stories to print.