Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for Sweet, Larry

My theme for A- Z is the year my book takes place: 1881. I"ll be posting about people, places, and random facts about the year as it relates - however distantly - to my book, West of Paradise.

Today we have S for Larry Sweet. He's one of my Pinkerton agents on the trail of Alanna McLeod, described thus in an early edition of my book:

     It was a bitter cold day in January. The wind was whipping down through the streets along with the snow off the roofs of the tenements and Larry Sweet was dressed as if for an evening out, wearing a fitted jacket, pressed trousers, and shoes that had obviously been purchased in a shop that catered to men of means. Jim had wondered then just what sort of man the Pinkertons had paired him up with.

This was from Jim Woolbridge's point of view. I imagine Larry would describe himself differently. At any rate, not much is left of the pair in the final edition (they were some of my darlings who had to go) but they were fun to write :)


  1. Maybe you can use them in another story?

  2. The life of a writer... cut, revise, cut again.

  3. Too bad they had to go. Maybe they could have their own story sometime.

  4. I also like Alex's idea of using these guys in another story. :)

  5. Did you ever read Stephen King's On Writing?

  6. Larry sounds interesting. I want to call him Sweet Larry for some reason.


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