Thank you for reading Northern Echoes and starting Caitlin’s adventure into Web of Echoes.
Web of Echoes is such a different story from what I’ve written in the past. Under my RM Alexander pen name, I’ve focused on romantic suspense within different subgenres. But a couple years ago, after playing Tomb Raider on the PS4, an idea came to me about a character who was a little bit Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones in a story that’s a little bit Outlander and a little bit National Treasure. I wanted to draw on my love for adventure and my passion for travel.
So while all these thoughts are circling my brain, I shot out a text to my critique partner turned writing buddy. We went back and forth for more than an hour as I rattled on about my ideas and the concepts for the story. In the end, she did what she always does and listened, gave a little input, and Web of Echoes was born. Only there was one last problem.
Web of Echoes, though it had a romantic relationship as a very minor subplot, was NOT a romantic suspense. It didn’t fall under anything that my readers expected from an RM Alexander novel, and that could be a problem. So back to texts with my friend, and she agreed there could potentially be a marketing issue. After some more back and forth, we came up with the new pen name, Melody Ash which would be used for any project not focused on romance. Just like that, all the bases were covered, and the project began.
And that pretty much covers how both Web of Echoes and Melody Ash were born. It’s been an awesome adventure, and I hope it’s one you enjoy as much as I do.
Always and Happy Reading,