To be continued…
April 13, 2014
Spoiler alert: If you have not finished reading Adventures in St. Augustine, do not read any more. Finish reading first, unless you want to know what happened. If you’re still reading, you’ve been warned.
Did you always plan for the finale to take place at the top of the Lighthouse?
I always planned to end the story at the Lighthouse. It was when I started writing the last few installments that I knew they were going up the Lighthouse. I had planned to make it rain, but I think the storm blowing in was enough. Lightning ups the stakes more than the rain would.
Why doesn’t Murphy press charges against Amy? She held a gun to her head.
Murphy realizes that Amy was a victim, too. If she pressed charges against Amy, Amy would go to jail with Jennifer. It’s her own form of revenge.
In the time that occurs between this story and the third (next) one, Murphy and Amy slowly rebuild their friendship. Amy wants Jennifer to spend the rest of her life in prison, knowing that she’s friends with Murphy again.
Can you give any scoop about the next story?
There is another murder. I can’t say much more than that right now. The story isn’t written yet. It is just an idea in my head. I can say that it begins with Amy calling Connor when Murphy doesn’t show for a planned outing. Yukari is pregnant again and Amy babysits so that Yukari and Connor can work together.
Will FBI Special Agent Walker appear in it?
Of course. But the first two times he has shown up, Murphy got shot. I hope that doesn’t happen again.