In mid-August, as my finger lingered over the “Enter” button, I reflected upon the fact that, in a few moments, I would theoretically become “published.” It was a dream that I’d held for most of my life. Although there was no loud clap of thunder when my first novel, The Judas Dilemma uploaded, the first month brought many satisfying moments. I’ve had many family and friends contact me to give me their impressions and have humbled me with their kind words. Total strangers, many of whom live thousands of miles away, have posted very positive reviews. I’ve been invited to…

Years ago, I sat down to begin the novel I had thought about for so long. After all, I’d read hundreds of thrillers and have been told by lawyers and judges that I write well. “This’ll be easy,” I thought. I was wrong. Classical music was playing softly in the background. My laptop was charged, a stack of legal pads was nearby. No one was home. The Judas Dilemma would be born in no time and my career as an author along with it. “She was asleep,” I wrote and waited for inspiration. And waited. And waited some more. An…