Monkey Mind, a humorous novel about a middle-aged Buddhist albino named Haint Blue who starts up a meditation retreat in fictional Catfish Springs. The theme of the opening weekend is “Finding Inner Peace,” which becomes challenging as the guests, the weather and the wildlife conspire to turn the weekend into an epic disaster. I’d like to think that if Janet Evanovich’s character Stephanie Plum had a Buddhist cousin in Florida, it would be Haint Blue.
The sequel, Monkey Heart is in progress.
A second ghost story collection, Tales From Kensington, simmers on the back burner, leading off with a ghost story inside a ghost story novella.