When a friend recently pointed out that it had been two years since Dr. Sheppard’s book, Rethinking Fate, had come out I was shocked and actually went to look the date up online because I knew it hadn’t been that long.
Well, guess what?
I was wrong.
I still can’t believe it, though, and I refuse to do the math and think about how long it’s been since he first showed up in Secrets in the Dark. Time is moving by so fast, and it seems like just yesterday I started writing about him.
When Dr. S appeared in Secrets in the Dark, I thought it would be a one-time thing for him to show up, so I didn’t poke too hard at him when he gave me vague answers about his past and who he was. He kept trying to put everyone else first, and to begin with, I let him.
But he just kept popping up.
He’d show up here and there when I looked around and realized that my characters needed someone to talk to and to confide in. They can go to him about anything and nothing surprises him. I love having that kind of friend for the rest of my character to lean on, and I think part of what makes him so strong is his Daddy and how comfortable he is with his little side.
If you haven’t read about my sweet doctor and his Daddy, check out their story in Rethinking Fate.