I’ll introduce you to a new character each week for a while starting with MP, who will be like me because the only way to make my biological father, Mac McGenty, whom I never met, real was to create a character. Kate AKA Marilyn and Sara are based on how I’d guess my two (half) sisters (Mc Genty’s) might be. Peewee is based on a huge kid I met in 4th grade. Barney was the best man in my wedding who died way too young. Heidi on an island girl in the Bahamas. Lottie and Spense I yet hope to meet somewhere.
Here's an excerpt from Back to the Island
"Spense, meet the slacker scribe I've been telling you about. MP, this is Spense, who has once again sailed into our quaint little harbor." Without rising, the gentleman turned and stuck out his hand. "Howd'ya do, mate? Pleased to make your acquaintance." MP paused, startled. The hand was gnarled, as was the face garbled. He was an extremely incongruous hodgepodge of features: the hand with twisted fingers and polished nails; the face framed by long but groomed peppered-gray hair; the nose crooked; cheekbones high and pronounced; eyes sunken yet alert and piercing. The gray, almost silver mustache and goatee were trimmed expertly."