I come from a pretty small family. I was an only child, and my parents both lived several hours' drive from their families, so often it was just the three of us. I didn't have very close relationships with my first cousins, even. One set of grandparents lived in Mexico half the year -- the half that included Thanksgiving, my birthday, and Christmas -- so there was always distance there too.
I like to play around with family a lot in my novellas. Sometimes, in the form of an overbearing brother, like inLeBon Dom.
Sometimes it's creating strong parent/child relationships, like Josephine and Josiah in Salt and Strong Rum.
Josiah is Josephine's only parent who's present. He's raised her, given her a trade in their charter boat business, and is basically all the support she has in the world... until she meets Cliff. And, of course, Josiah is the one to convince her to go after Cliff when she doubts the possibility that she can love and be loved.
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First, tell us about Resurrection of Artemis.
Resurrection of Artemis is the story of Amy Wilson who when she was a kid, was taught how to hack by a neighbor that watched her while her mom worked. Amy had a natural knack for it, and started small. She became known as a cyber Robin Hood.
She eventually gets caught when she causes an accidental blackout and is on probation in exchange for jail time and for helping the government to put in safeguards for preventing an attack.
She only has a few months left of her probation when things started to happen again, and all fingers are pointing in Artemis’ direction. But Hinderer the person involved wants to hold technology hostage, and he needs Artemis’ help to complete his mission.
But Quail City’s crime fighting duo Dark Master and Calypso also known as multi-billionaire Noah Adams and his assistant Vanessa London, know Artemis isn’t behind the attacks, but Hi…