The Idiot Jerk is in the UK... and there's no Fox News to kiss his ugly, fat, cellulite ass which means his propaganda message needs to rely on his fellow white Supremacist Rupert Murdoch and his shit rags. He's been hinting at "great deals" if there is a total divorce from the EU. A hard Brexit is what the Idiot Jerk wants. Of course, all those Brexiteers (sic British MAGA heads) need to understand this is the same approach he takes with the contractors who build his properties. In the end, he leaves them with a plate of steaming shit. For the Idiot Jerk, 'great deals' translates to: prepare to be screwed over royally.
I was asked why I don't write romance into my books. Well, I'm not a very romantic person. I like things at face value. The divorce rate in Pennsylvania is over 60% mostly because people base their marriage on romance. They don't realize that in a relationship romance is the cherry on top of the sundae... it is not the sundae. Ice cream melts. Besides, I have a talent for putting words together which create tension.
Narration is fine, but letting the reader eavesdrop on a conversation? Letting them hear the words from a character's mouth? In "The Body on the Lawn," Eli has a confrontation with his father. From the beginning of the book the reader knows they do not get along, so I've already set the bar high for their conversation. By the end of the chapter one of them wins, the other loses badly. There is high tension. One reader told me the tension in that chapter is 'palpable.' When I told that to one of my 'readers' he said, "that's a very good word for it." And I did it without out either of them swearing. For me, writing is about creating drama, tension, suspense... and using the right words. I like doing that.