Judy Penz Sheluk
I’d been sitting in the reception area of Hampton & Associates for the better part of an hour when Leith Hampton finally charged in through the main door, his face flushed, a faint scent of sandalwood cologne wafting into the room. He held an overstuffed black briefcase in each hand and muttered an apology about a tough morning in court before barking out a flurry of instructions to a harried-looking associate. A tail-wagging goldendoodle appeared out of nowhere, and I realized the dog had been sleeping under the receptionist’s desk.
Thanks for hosting me on The First Two Pages, Bonnie!
You’re welcome, Judy! Thanks for contributing a fascinating post!
Congrats on the new mystery novel! Wishing you every success.
Judy, Love the opening! So many questions and possible scenarios. Looking forward to reading the rest. 🙂
Thank you Jacqueline!, I so appreciate your support. And Joanne, you know I am such a fan of yours, so your encouragement is all the more special.
You not only created suspense in your first two pages, you drew me quickly into your blog post! I couldn’t wait to click “Read more …” Your explanation of the inspiration for the book’s opening speaks to the always-on mind of the mystery author. I enjoyed this! –kate, writing as C. T. Collier
You hooked me quickly. I loved finding out how you came up with the idea. This was a fairly short post too. You got to the point right away and I “got it.” Thank you.