The first novel in the Missy Jenkins mystery series, TERROR IN DOUBLE TIME, is finally published on Amazon, Kindle and in print version. Look it up by title at either the Amazon or Kindle sites to buy it, or for a signed book, email me at [email protected] and I'll send an order form.
I'm especially excited about the cover photo because it's a snapshot I took in 1978 before the Three Mile Island accident. I was driving up the same stretch of road that I describe in Chapter One of the book, when I thought, "What an awesome view" and stopped the car to take that picture. I never imagined it would become not only historically important, but inspirational in my future as a writer.
Those of you living in the area today are familiar with the two stacks of Unit One sending billows of steam into the atmosphere. For one short year, between March 28, 1978 and March 28, 1979, those of us living near Three Mile Island watched the four giant towers in full operation. Some of us thought the nuclear power plant was the best thing to happen to our community; when the incident occurred, they still did not panic. Others thought it was an accident waiting to happen as soon as it went online, and when the incident did occur, were the first to point fingers. Still others had no opinion, or were in favor of the power plant, but when the incident occurred, panicked and ran. The best stayed calm in the face of emergency and helped others, no matter what their personal opinions. I hope I tried to portray all of these different reactions to a very difficult real, historical situation, which I used as a backdrop to the fictional situation I created with my mystery. The juxtaposition of a real-life TERROR with a made-up TERROR and a musical theme and a protagonist who is a music teacher is what led me to the title of the novel: TERROR IN DOUBLE TIME.