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Creating Finian Bracken

Irish priest and whiskey man Finian Bracken, a reader favorite, appears in every book in my Sharpe & Donovan series. He entered the priesthood after he lost his wife and two young daughters in a sailing accident. He ends up in a struggling fishing village on the southern Maine coast, befriending FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan.

Finian came together for me as a character one rainy afternoon when I was tucked in an Irish hideaway for a writing retreat. I was writing Saint’s Gate, the first book in the series.

Frustrated and at a standstill, I took a break and walked to a historic c… Read More

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