I invented a symphony orchestra --The City Symphony -- when I wrote The Right Chord, my first published book. It meant I had a vast supply of characters just waiting to fall in love.
The Right Chord: Grace, the heroine, plays in the first violin section.
The Tangled Web: Tess is the Principal Viola and her hero David is the Concert Master. Cameo appearance by Grace.
Love On the North Shore Line: Dimity is the second bassoon player.
Trouble In Nirvana: Primrose, the heroine, appeared as a subsitute second flute player in Love On the North Shore Line.
Minor characters make appearances in several of the orchestral scenes--Rob the trumpet player, Eric the trombonist and Ian, the orchestra's unflappable manager.
The story of principal clarinetist,Valentin, is waiting in the wings to be sent out in search of a publishing home and my first ever story, The Food Of Love, featuring the ultra passionate and talented conductor Viktor--a French trained Russian maestro who falls for Marnie, one of the cellists -- is lying in a bottom drawer gathering dust. One day they may rise again.