The Annual Mississippi Picnic in Central Park is Saturday, June 2. Enter Central Park at 5th Avenue and 97th across from Mount Sinai Hospital. The event is from noon to 6:00 pm. For my wife Sally and me, this will be our first time to experience this unique happening. Please come by the Delta State University School of Nursing tent where I will be signing first edition copies of my second novel POINTS OF ORIGIN, compliments of the DSU School of Nursing. Many thanks to Cheryl Oleis and her brother Ron for getting me there.
A recent publication discussed the growing role of powerful female characters in many popular televison series and that many times the male lead becomes their kryptonite. This theme also drives the plot of many murder mysteries and thrillers. Whether on television, in the movies, or in novels, those of us seeking escape are drawn to flawed characters. Male and female characters create many conlicts with the opposite sex and drive a novel's plot. Murder mysteries and mystery fiction novels abound with men who lose the sexual battle but somehow find redemption. Are audiences as forgiving when a female protagonist is derailed by a love interest? Contemporary television does not seem to think so, and that concept helps this writer create flawed female characters that practically write award winner books themselves . To read more: http://bit.ly/174GWC1 Darden North is the author of four novels including "Points of Origin," awarded an IPPY in Southern Fictio