Fortune’s Fool

Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Renny Boucher

When You Least Expect it, Expect it… Words to live by, or at least they are for one Renny Boucher, who we meet in  The Longest Shard (now availabile on Kindle Unlimited). To avoid spoilers, I dare not say much about Renny, beyond the fact that casting a truly effective  foil for Gideon was tough. I wanted someone who …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Horatio Alva

All the World’s a Stage At least it is to Horatio Alva, ex-con, grifter, and actor-manager of The Queen’s Rogues. Horatio’s presence on the Fortune stage has been ancillary, so far, but his time is coming, as readers will get to know him better in the  The Longest Shard (avialable on Kindle Unlimited May 31, 2020). From the …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Lekan

In Fortune’s Fool, Gideon is faced with a number of adversaries, but one in particular shares a lot of formative DNA with Gideon, which makes him the most dangerous of Gideon’s enemies. For such a role, a certain amount of gravitas was required, and for Lekan to accomplish what he has accomplished prior to meeting …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Tariq Al-Karim

Smooth Criminal Casting shadow trader Tariq Al Karim for Outrageous Fortune was one of those rare cases where the actor informed the character. I mean, I knew I was writing someone with intelligence, charm and a hefty dose of menace, and who I could believe was in charge of a crew of shadow traders (those …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Freya Ohmdahl

From Stolichnaya, With Love It’s possible that when the Ohmdahl triplets made their first, rambunctious appearance in Soldier of Fortune, I was thinking of casting this actress. For sure, whenever I’m writing them now, this is who comes to mind. I mean, you need a six foot plus ass-kicker with a heart (and hair) of …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Mia

Finding the perfect dodger, a foil for Gideon and a vibrant character in her own right, was tough. I don’t watch a lot of shows with 12-to-14 year-olds in them–Mia, like most dodgers, has at best a rough idea of her birthdate–so mostly I was creating from scratch. It didn’t take long to form a …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Tiago Hama

Step Aside Dr. McDreamy   All for one, and one for all of Nike. Somtimes, casting comes as a surprise even to me. Take the case of Tiago Hama, the medical student who makes his first appearance in Soldier of Fortune. It was a surprise because it wasn’t until I was watching an episode of …

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