Finally! My second Pat Tierney mystery has a title: Black Water. Imajin Books’ copy editor Todd Barselow has just completed the edit of the manuscript, and two wonderful endorsements have already come in from authors Rosemary Aubert and Gail Bowen, with a few more still to come.
I found it devilishly difficult to come up with a title for this book. Safe Harbor just fell into place, but I agonized for months over what to call my second child. A few days ago, Gail and Ted Bowen suggested Black Ice or Black Water, and a light went on in my mind. The story is set in the month of March when unseasonably warm weather brings an early spring breakup in Ontario cottage country, so Black Water is perfect for this book. The black water that’s exposed as the ice cover on lakes and streams slowly recedes is deadly cold and treacherous. Like some of the characters in the book.
Please note that the image shown here is NOT my book cover. It’s a painting by Canadian artist Tom Thomson–titled Spring Breakup.