I would die for my children to keep them safe, and I think most mothers feel the same way I do. So when I was working on my current draft of Never Show Your Hand, I wanted to bring this protective mothering instinct to my character, Shanaya Cadotte.
Shanaya has returned to the Red Cliff Reservation to assist her Uncle Jeb with an accounting issue at the casino. A forensic accountant who had worked for the CIA, Shanaya decided she wanted to raise her daughter near her family, so she relocated from Washington D.C. back to the Bayfield area.
But when she starts to investigate, the threats against her begin and her first priority is keeping her daughter safe. That’s all I’ll tell you about the plot, so I don’t spoil anything. Chapter Eleven of the story is complete and the first draft is nearing 16,000 words.
Question for my readers: How would you keep your child from harm if you were threatened? Would you send them out of town? Or, would you keep them at your side?