Ruth Long, Age 88
I’m enjoying revisiting Ruth Long, Age 88 after a bit of a break. The story is drafted and is in the process of being edited. As that process is coming to an end, I’m looking ahead at continuing the series.
When I started mapping out this series, I was inspired by series, like Modern Love and The Romanoffs, on Amazon. I like the idea of a series that isn’t just a continuation of the previous book. So, I started weaving characters between the stories. Among the characters in the first book, I’ve selected three who will come up again in future books. Ruth’s son, David Long, will make an appearance in the second book. David had a long career in the insurance industry before he retired. A connection from work is what brings him into the second book, Neal Matthews, Age 62. We’ll also see a very minor character from Ruth’s story in book four. Ruth’s grandson’s girlfriend, Kristy, will take on a much bigger role in that story.
Several of my readers have asked if this series will have any tie in to my first novel, The House on Maple Street. At first, my answer to that was, no. There would be no ties between the two. But after some consideration, I’m excited to reveal that one character from that novel will be coming back with a spinoff novel. Dr. David Immerman will be the focus of book six in the series. He will also make a brief appearance in book four. This will be a stand alone story and not a sequel to Maple Street.