Writing and the Art of Gardening

A guest post by mystery author R. Franklin James In an effort not to become a one-dimensional author I took up gardening. After signing my second publishing contracts to produce the Hollis Morgan Mystery Series over the next five years, I soon realized that without some meaningful distraction my brain would be sucked into the vortex of fictional characters appearing as real life. I decided on gardening for two reasons: it wasn’t aerobic and I didn’t have to leave home. Doing a limited amount of research I discovered that growing tomatoes takes a minimum amount of effort, money and time.

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