Florida Key, the novel, is inspired by a true story of the discovery of a key, and will be published Autumn next year.
Yushi Yakamoto, as American as the next guy, was cycling across his own country 35 years ago when he is wrongly accused of killing the woman who seduced him on her water bed. Sounds improbable?
The murder weapon was on his bike.
Writing in earnest begins soon.
I think it's called crowd funding - people pay to become a character in the book. The funding enables me to take the time out from my 'normal' job in order to write.
It's a good plan - if it works.