It’s a Good Day — Marilyn Meredith is Visiting!
April 1, 2015
Wonderful author, author supporter, and friend , Marilyn Meredith is kicking-off her latest blog tour here today! And she’s talking about one of my favorite characters–a character who almost feels like I know in person.
F.M. Meredith, also known as Marilyn Meredith, is the author of over thirty published novels. Marilyn is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. Besides having family members in law enforcement, she lived in a town much like Rocky Bluff with many police families as neighbors.
What’s Happening With Gordon Butler?
For the first stop on my blog tour for the latest in the Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series, Violent Departures, I thought it would be fun to write about one of the ongoing characters, Officer Gordon Butler.
One reason I decided to do this is because Gordon has many fans—one of which is my friend and blog host, Madeline Gornell.
Officer Gordon Butler has a checkered past. Though he’s an over-the-top “by the book” officer, things don’t always go well for him. So much so, he’s been the brunt of many jokes.
His romantic life hasn’t been much better. However, in the last two books, Dangerous Impulses and Murder in the Worst Degree things began looking up when Officer Lizette Gibbs comes on the scene.
In this book, Gordon has matured, he’s learned to make good choices, and shows his ability to train a new hire.
So without giving too much away, let me just say that Gordon displays great courage and true love is within his grasp.
As an author, I’ve had a lot of fun putting Gordon through his paces. He’s been the comic relief in many of the earlier mysteries, but I regretfully have to recognize that he’s changed enough that I’ll need to look elsewhere to make my readers laugh.
F.M. aka Marilyn Meredith
Violent Departures: Here’s a “sneak preview”:
College student, Veronica Randall, disappears from her car in her own driveway, everyone in the Rocky Bluff P.D. is looking for her. Detective Milligan and family move into a house that may be haunted. Officer Butler is assigned to train a new hire and faces several major challenges.
(And there’s a contest)!
Because it has been popular on my other blog tours, once again I’m offering the chance for the person who comments on the most blog posts during this tour to have a character named for him or her in the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery.
Or if that doesn’t appeal, the person may choose one of the earlier books in the series—either a print book or Kindle copy.
Buy Book http://tinyurl.com/jvmubw5
Tomorrow I’ll be here: http://christanardi.blogspot.com/ with an Introduction to the Rocky Bluff mystery series.
And if you want to read a another review about “me, my dogs, and Gordon Butler,” https://mmgornell.wordpress.com/?s=spare+bedroom
Marilyn at Lompoc Library