In the midst of moving to another house, I find myself working an hour or so each morning on another John and Morgan Bitter novel. The plan is to include many of the characters from Bitter’s Run. I think Old Owl will play a part, as will Ruth and Ezra Shipley. Ethan, Mikey, Thomas and Davey will be there. Horse, Lucifer and Rockford will be there, too. And I’d like Liam O’Grady to pay a visit as well.
I’m calling the sequel “Abiqua.” I set the Bitter farm on Abiqua Creek so it seems appropriate. I hope readers will ignore my research which tells me Abiqua is an Indian name…probably Kalapooyan…for hazelnut. I was hoping for something like Crystal Waters, Wind in the Willows, Jumping Salmon, Falling Rain…something with a little more romance and pizazz.
Abiqua sings. But hazelnut? Darn.