The Story Behind Dancing with a Dead Man


I’ve never been asked this question, but now, with the publication of Dancing with a Dead Man, I want to tell you how the book came about.

Several years ago, there was a story in the newspaper about a woman going through the toll booths on the Sunshine Skyway up herDancingWithaDeadMan_200x300e in Tampa. Somehow, she hit a person who went through the windshield of her car.

And there was my “what if” moment.

I started writing the story that way, with Vicky’s grandmother being the woman in the car. That didn’t work, however.

So, after much ruminating, I moved the location to downtown Sarasota, which I know well, and changed the details of what happened.

Throw in the lost gold of the Confederacy….well that’s a story for another day.


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