Outrageous Fortune

The Crew Who Came in From the Cold: 2

Spoiler alerts remain in effect! This Tale of Fortune is a direct sequel to Outrageous Fortune. If you want to know what happened first, check out the webnovel, or buy the book! Please enjoy! Kathleen & Kelley John remained silent as he wound his way through the crowded bar, dodging the occasional swinging mug or wayward …

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The Crew Who Came in From the Cold: Chapter 1

Spoiler alert! This Tale of Fortune is a direct sequel to Outrageous Fortune. If you want to know what happened first, check out the webnovel, or buy the book! Like The Libra Gambit, Crew will be posted a chapter at a time. Unlike The Libra Gambit, we have no set schedule for posting. Though we will …

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Editing Room Floor: The Fall, an Outrageous Fortune Deleted Scene

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD! This scene was originally part of Outrageous Fortune, and contains mild spoilers for Soldier of Fortune. If you’ve already read Soldier or Outrageous, you’re good. If you don’t mind a little knowledge beforehand, go to. If you really don’t like spoilers of any kind, consider your notice to stop reading and …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Colin

Heavy for Hire Colin (no surname at time of writing) first appears in Outrageous Fortune as the partner-in-crime to Mary (also no surname), a grifter. Where Mary is all charm and effervescence, Colin is more basic. Rough around the edges but good at what he does. And what does he do? He follows orders. Any orders. …

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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 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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