Those of you who follow my newsletter know that my new series will be the Bone Frog Brotherhood.
I decided to show some older men, former SEALs, based on the audience response to my newest full-length novel, Bachelor SEAL. Men of Valor, men in action often choose careers where they can stay on the cutting edge of the action their whole lives, even after they migrate from the Teams. Talk to any sports hero, actor or industry titan just after they’ve retired, and you will find a little piece of their heart attached to that old personna. In these Bone Frog Brotherhood stories, I hope to explore this, and the life that comes after for these honorable men.
Aging in romance is something new to me as a writer. I know some have been doing it for many years successfully, but this begins a new foray for me. A new mission! I’m also going to explore heroines who are less than perfect.
I got the idea by polling my reader group, and several mentioned they’d love to see other types of heroines other than Barbie Dolls. In real life, many SEALs are handsome, in fact, I would say that most of them are. Physically, they are about as fit as they can be, or they wouldn’t be on the teams. They do deal with injuries, and some of these are career-ending ones, which I’ve written about. My SEAL Zak, in the True Blue series is injured on his very first deployment, an eye injury which ends his life as an elite warrior. But his desire to serve and be part of the brotherhood doesn’t diminish.
I remember hearing a conversation between two former SEALs, one older, one younger, and there was expressed emotions, and the obvious questions asked back and forth, “Do you miss it?” The age-old question really is, “What Do I Do With The Rest Of My Life?”
For those of us who are fairly mature, we don’t worry about these things, except when they occur to members of our own family or close friends. We have found a meaningful way to live, express ourselves and give back by stumbling around a bit, but ultimately finding the right field of endeavor. But for a younger man, who is still vital and full of passion, perhaps he wonders if he will still have “it”. Could he still compete if all the chips were down? It’s a sensitive issue for some. More for others. And some men never stop being grown-up kids. They find the Boy Scout in everything they do, regardless of what their families might want or need.
There’s lots to explore there for a writer. I hope you’ll enjoy this new journey of mine. January 30 is the release date for New Years SEAL Dream.
Tucker and Brandy are looking forward to becoming part of your lives, and blending in with the other wonderful characters in the SEAL Brotherhood I’ve created. Hope you’ll join me.
QUICK UPDATE FEBRUARY SIGNING:
Are you going to be in the Sacramento area on February 9th? Come see me at the Love And Fifty Author/Reader event here:
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