What is/will be the subject of your next book?
I’ve been researching my next novel, with a working title of Paranoia Unleashed, for some time. The formal research only begun in March this year but the informal, the knowledge that grows from the fallen seed, has been in progress for the past six years or so. I posted some of my research findings early in 2015 with the intention of posting progress reports along the way.
In Paranoia Unleashed, the protagonist has a Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD). This is the anguish-filled normality of his life that impels him to seek retribution for slights against him, real or imagined, going to inordinate lengths to create ‘evidence’ to substantiate his claims of persecution. This, in turn becomes part of the ‘grooming kit’ he uses to isolate and control others in order to validate the beliefs formed by his paranoia. It is his reality.
A significant part of this novel centres on a smear campaign conducted against family members over a period of years and the ever-widening impact this has resulting in irreparable damage. The end, when it comes, will be catastrophic for some and liberating for others, it will indeed be the final chapter.