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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Renny Boucher

When You Least Expect it, Expect it… Words to live by, or at least they are for one Renny Boucher, who we meet in  The Longest Shard (now availabile on Kindle Unlimited). To avoid spoilers, I dare not say…

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Horatio Alva

All the World’s a Stage At least it is to Horatio Alva, ex-con, grifter, and actor-manager of The Queen’s Rogues. Horatio’s presence on the Fortune stage has been ancillary, so far, but his time is…

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Lekan

In Fortune’s Fool, Gideon is faced with a number of adversaries, but one in particular shares a lot of formative DNA with Gideon, which makes him the most dangerous of Gideon’s enemies. For such a…

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Tariq Al-Karim

Smooth Criminal Casting shadow trader Tariq Al Karim for Outrageous Fortune was one of those rare cases where the actor informed the character. I mean, I knew I was writing someone with intelligence, charm and…

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Freya Ohmdahl

From Stolichnaya, With Love It’s possible that when the Ohmdahl triplets made their first, rambunctious appearance in Soldier of Fortune, I was thinking of casting this actress. For sure, whenever I’m writing them now, this…

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Mia

Finding the perfect dodger, a foil for Gideon and a vibrant character in her own right, was tough. I don’t watch a lot of shows with 12-to-14 year-olds in them–Mia, like most dodgers, has at…

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Tiago Hama

Step Aside Dr. McDreamy Sometimes casting comes as a surprise even to me. Take the case of Tiago Hama, the medical student who makes his first appearance in Soldier of Fortune. It was a surprise…