What matters most in life is often viewed as peripheral to the things that we focus on. Our one- time passions and dreams take a back seat to; “Life gets in the way when making plans.” Thus our- one- time aspirations are put “on hold.” If you meditate as to making your life work for you, making it better by –shuffling your priorities–taking care of yourself–discover what matters to you most, and taking action, will be for your benefit. If you don’t, who will? It’s a New Day, a New Year, and a New Beginning. How will yours start? How will it end? Make this year, your novel, and be sure it’s not fiction.
In Bullets Before Dawn-Murder in Chinatown, DetectiveJohnny Vero has been promoted to Lieutenant–partially due to the capture of serial killer Jean-Paul Vincent the previous year.With the help of Interpol, captured in France, Jean-Paul Vincent is from Ten Cents a Dance.
My character, Johnny Vero pays homage to my life long friend. John was a Yonkers police officer and an Inspector (Detective) for the White Plains, N.Y. District Attorney’s office. After I moved to Yonkers from the Bronx, John and I were neighbors and went to school together. Maintaining a life long friendship, we both retired to Florida. John went to Vero Beach and I went to Jupiter. John’s email was Johnny Vero. After his passing, I created a character in his honor—Homicide Detective Johnny Vero.