Run Aground: A TJ Wilde Mystery, Book 1

I thought it would be fun to give you some background details on how Run Aground came to be. Photos, history, music and the art that inspired TJ’s first adventures.

Creating the cover was some of the most fun I had. My cover designer Keri Knutson’s Alchemy Book Covers did an outstanding job. That castle, btw, is a real place. It used to be owned by a friend of mine.

This was the home of Mrs. Sara Holman. She built it after her husband’s death. It is located on the corner of Roanoke and Columbia Terrace. Her husband had been a banker in Chillicothe.
This home is a Richardsonian Romanesque style she had built for $12,000 in 1895.

Here are some more images from the book:

I’ll update this with more details, like music playlists, some of the background on story ideas and why Peoria? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile check out the chapter excerpts and of course the book is available here in both Kindle and paperback.