I’m approximately 14,000 words into my next novel, The Kanawha Conundrum. I won’t post a synopsis or plot just yet. Suffice to say it’s a mystery-thriller (no murder, this time!) taking place in the present. It could be construed as science fiction depending on where I go with it.
Kanawha is a county in West Virginia; also, Kanawha was a proposed name for the 39 counties which later became the main body of the U.S. state of West Virginia, formed on October 24, 1861. Finally, the Kanawha River flows through West Virginia. It’s said the river was named by the Native American Delaware tribe. The story takes place in coal mining country in West Virginia, and has a strong First Nation theme.