D. Pat Thomas

Writer, Yoga Teacher, Lover of Things Outdoors

The Polawski Demise 

The Polawski Demise begins when a sketchy Las Vegas lounge singer, Tony Scarpelli, gets a phone call from a lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio, telling him that he is the sole heir to an estate worth over $30 million. The problem is, Tony has no idea who the deceased is; he doesn't remember a man named Fred Polawski at all. Worse yet, Fred's children will do whatever it takes to make sure Tony never sees a penny, and they are surprisingly resourceful. It's been a blast writing serial plot twists and turns, taking the reader on a wild ride through a world of unmitigated greed. The underlying theme is the destruction wrought by family conflict. But you probably already figured that out.

The way I wrote this book is entirely different from the way I have ever written anything before. I spent months creating the characters and plot, and turning that work into an outline. Then I knocked out a plot-focused novel, but it's skeletal. I now need to go back in and flesh out setting, dialogue and go deeper into the internal thinking of the characters. Since Stone of Destiny is first up, work on The Polawski Demise will come after that.