R.F. Hurteau: An Origin Story

It was raining, that first day at the library. Sheets of water poured down the long panes of glass, obscuring my view of the swollen river just beyond the parking lot. The chair was comfortable, and a warm coffee kept me company as I absent-mindedly chewed on the end of my (very expensive!) Apple Pencil. The first scene was so simple to write. It had been written for a long time, but had never been put to paper. I knew exactly how it would end, too. But would everything in between be up to snuff?

What began as a short story quickly outgrew the mold into which I had hoped to place it. As the story progressed, the world became larger. The background, lore, and plot lines blossomed into an impressive array of colorful sticky notes that adorned my bedroom wall. The more I wrote, the more the characters came alive. In the end, the dialogue practically wrote itself.

I now am in the process of querying the first book, Three Days Till Dawn, to agents in the hopes of exploring publication.  The second and third novels in the series are complete, and the fourth is in the rough draft stage.  There are seven planned out in all.  I am so excited to share my work with you, and look forward to the day when I can finally say, “It’s here! Isn’t it pretty?”

Published by R. F. Hurteau

The point at which reality blurs with imagination is usually where I am to be found. I'm already on my fifth cup of coffee.

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