"In Violet" is now available!
My third novel, "In Violet," is now available for purchase. You can order it in print or electronic form via Lulu.com. You can also order it for Kindle by going to Amazon.com.
The creation of "In Violet," a project that stretched from mid-2016 until the latter part of 2018, proved to be a personally enlightening process. I wrote the majority of the book while in the aftermath of an emotional upheaval, and that turmoil is perhaps reflected in portions of the book. I like to think, however, that rather than being a negative, the evocation of feelings associated with a life change helped "In Violet" in the long run and made it a read whose resonance goes well beyond any private event in my life.
This book also gave me the chance to pay homage to the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, whose cinematic femme fatales were the inspiration for the novel's meta-character, Violet Westwood. By injecting into the plot a word game played between the book's protagonist, Jonny Stoddard, and his agent, George Torio, called "Hitchcock Trivia," I was able to tap some favorite moments of mine from films by the master.
I encourage you to read "In Violet" and hope you will appreciate it, particularly the message it ultimately makes about who the best person to love is.
David L. Coddon is theater critic for San Diego CityBeat