Soldier of Fortune

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 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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