It’s hard to write about murder. Over the weekend I saw this:
It reminded me, once again, of the seriousness of what I write about. I chose to write Capital Offense to fit the thriller genre. When it was done, I almost didn’t know what to do with it.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out and I like it a lot. But we live in a broken world where murder and desparation and heartbreak and impossible situations are real. I didn’t want to glamorize violence or crime, I didn’t want anyone to come away thinking that bloodshed is cool.
After a lot of careful consideration and editing, I’m happy with what we’re publishing at www.CapitalOffenseBook.com. I think it has the components it needs to be a successful novel, but it’s also accomplished with restraint and wisdom, and ultimately the book has a morally validating message.
Nonetheless, when I see videos like the one above and see real stories of the desolation of murder, it makes me think twice. If you’re reading Capital Offense, let me know what you think.