Monday, November 9, 2015

Who is Nathan Williamson


Pamela Tracy here, and sometimes I feel incredibly lucky.  Like right now.  I’m trying to type, but there’s a giant cat head wanting to sleep on my left hand. Yes, while I’m typing.

This looks exactly like Tyre my cat, but is merely an actor playing the part of Tyre

I keep moving my keyboard to the right.  Pretty soon I’m going to knock over my Diet Dr. Pepper.  That’s what happened two days ago.

Oh, and the giant cat head hit a button on my keyboard and everything went to ALL CAPS except the capital button.

None of this has anything to do with the title of this blog.

Who is Nathan Williamson?

When I wrote What Janie Saw, the second in the Scorpion Ridge series (and my favorite although we’re not supposed to have favorites), one component of my hero’s past was a kidnapped brother.

When I finished the story - waaaaay over word count - I’d never answered the question: Where is the kidnapped baby.  I had a sticky note telling me to do that and also a dialogue bubble admonishing me to do that.

Alas I was out of words - not me, mind you, but the contractual amount.

When Victoria Curran emailed me asking if I wanted to do a short story, I didn’t hesitate because honestly, I was already planning to write Nathan Williamson’s story.

Who is Nathan Williamson?


Nathan Williamson is the kidnapped baby

What?  You want to know more?

Cool.  Next Monday head over to eHarlequin (where 13 authors are writing thirteen shorts but Monday the 16th is my turn.)

My story is next Thursday
It's titled: Heart of a Hero


You’ll find Nathan there.

By the way, he looks a bit like Roy Scheider from Jaws.
That movie defined my childhood.  

Yup, it’s true.


I still can’t sleep with my toes hanging off the edge of the bed.       

27 comments:

  1. Look forward to learning more about Nathan.

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    1. Thanks Marion,
      BTW, I had your best friend over for dinner last night :) Someday you'll have to come along.

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  2. I look forward to reading your short story on November 16th, Pamela!

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  3. Thanks, Kate. It's amazing so far, eh?

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  4. Turn up the suspense, why don't you? Can't wait.

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    1. Thanks, Beth. Suspense is my favorite.

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  5. Okay, you sufficiently have us hooked. You and the cat!

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  6. Sorry to hear about your little spill, Pamela. I look forward to reading your story. Oh, I'm with you about Jaws...the eyeball scene did me in.

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    1. Oh, man, you nailed it. The guy in front of us (bunch of teen girls) screamed and threw his popcorn in the air and it fell on us!

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    2. Ha ha! I screamed so loud, the woman sitting in front of us turned around and said, "It's just a movie." She was almost as scary as the eyeball. :)

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  7. Now the curiosity will certainly have me looking forward to meeting Nathan. And I thought I was the only one who kept her toes & fingers covered after Jaws. lol
    Carol L

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    1. Nope, I kept my feet on the bed. Not sure how I thought a shark would get in my room, though.

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  8. Now the curiosity will certainly have me looking forward to meeting Nathan. And I thought I was the only one who kept her toes & fingers covered after Jaws. lol
    Carol L

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  9. Well finally, we get to learn about that kidnapped baby! Can't wait.

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    1. Good to see you, Patricia :) I've been praying for your sister.

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  10. Pam - anyone who drinks Dr. Pepper deserves whatever happens to them. Just saying . . . But congrats on the short. Answers at last. Happy Monday!

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    1. And here I was going to send you Dr. Pepper for Xmas!

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    2. Or, maybe the spill was nature's way of protecting you from consuming any more.
      Ha! I believe gifts of Dr. Pepper accompany lumps of coal, and I've been an angel. But, thank you anyway.

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  11. Okay now you have me thinking about Nathan and who kidnapped him. Way to derail me from writing my own book :) Just kidding. Can't wait to read the story.

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  12. LOL, everything derails me from my writing.

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  13. Oh, man, now you have me wishing my life away! I can't wait to read the story.

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    1. Oh, and since I'm among friends, I'll admit I've never had the nerve to watch JAWS, so my toes and fingers just hang wherever. And I like Diet Dr. Pepper, too. Shame on you, Muriel. :-)

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    2. I was so young my mom had to drop me and my girlfriends off at the front of the theater. Of course, the line was so long, we waited there for two showings.

      Muriel, we found your fatal flaw: you're diet dr. pepper challenged.

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  14. Awesome story!! Can't wait to read the books!

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    1. Howdy Pat,
      Quite a few emails have been sent your way lately. Are you getting them?

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