So often when I write a book, I find myself interested in the peripheral characters. Sometimes these subordinate characters become just as interesting as the main ones.
This happened with Cafe Au Lait. Jaguar, the rockstar who returns to Sequoia to play a concert in his hometown, became so interesting by the end of the book, I just knew he had to have his own novel.
Of course, that in no way takes anything from Zion or Tate, the main characters of this series. The two of them have such different personalities from my other main characters and their connection to each other has become so much more interesting than in the previous novel.
I look forward to many more years of writing Zion's adventures and hope that my readers will find as much enjoyment in it as I do.