When you have that story or picture of what you want to make, don't share it with everybody you know. This is extremely difficult with social media demanding that we share everything we ever do.
“You cannot die now, Colton,” she said. She knelt down. He reached out to touch her, but his hand would not move. “You still have much to do.” She disappeared.
By this novel, Bond has found the body of the woman he loved on the bed she committed suicide on, found out his love interest was actually engaged, been dragged across a coral reef behind a boat
What makes this story truly great is not the detail, the plot, or even the fantastic final shot made by Vick Harwood, but it's the inner battle in Harwood's mind. The haunting past of being in a foster child, and the guilt of leaving his spotter behind, while he was found and evacuated. It's as much of a psychological thriller as it is a political thriller.
I was fortunate to meet Alex Schnee in my first year of college at Flathead Valley Community College here in Kalispell, and follow her amazing travels and achievements after she went to New York to pursue a degree in Creative Writing (which I didn't even know you could do at that time).