I was thinking lately about some themes that all my books have in common (besides the mystery/thriller element of course!) and came to the conclusion that all my books are, in some way, about the underdog prevailing.
In the Hunt for Jack Reacher books, the idea is that Jack Reacher is HUGE and FBI Special Agent Kim Otto is TINY.
In the Judge Willa Carson books, Willa is powerful and the people she helps are not, so she’s a champion for the underdog.
Jess Kimball is a fierce underdog who champions other underdogs even as she fights an uphill battle all alone.
Jenny Lane undergoes a transformation from “child” to “adult”, which takes her from underdog to winner.
And Jordan Fox is a developing story. So far we know she has the odds stacked against her as she tries to position herself to beat Drew Hodges for the next job at News Channel 12. Drew is close to perfect, and Jordan is far from it. So will she prevail? Time will tell.
I’d like to start sharing with you here on my blog real-life stories where the underdog prevails.
Who’s your favorite underdog? Maybe a sports star? Maybe someone who beat the odds in a non-physical way? Maybe you’re an underdog in some way. If that’s the case, feel free to share your story.
We’ll draw one name from the commenters to win a free paperback copy of Get Back Jack (autographed, if you have a U.S. mailing address!) Thanks for your feedback!