Beechwood Author’s Notes – Chapter 6 – Shifting Dynamics

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PremiseA small, controlled prison disguised as a town in the near future hides away victims of genetic experimentation. The experiments have caused a multitude of mental anomalies and the government continues to use the victims as lab rats. The story of Beechwood begins with a murder that no one is able to solve. As the layers of perplexity unfold, secrets beyond what goes on in The Tower begin to reveal themselves. In Beechwood, everyone has something to hide, and everyone is a suspect.


Although Beechwood is an ongoing serial drama that showcases the lives and POV’s of many characters, Eden, Ellie, and Greer are already favorites of mine, and as far as the feedback that I’ve received so far, favorites of the readers, as well.

This chapter was fun to write because although Eden has always been the “dominant” twin, her confidence is connected strongly to her perception of superiority over her twin Eloise “Ellie.” How will Eden respond if Greer continues to pay more attention to Ellie? Will she take it out on Greer? Will she take it out on Ellie? Like Greer, Eden has a high opinion of her own intelligence and she believes that she can master his games instead of playing them, but like their first chapter “Cat and Mouse” showcases, it’s up for debate who is truly the cat and who is truly the mouse.

What do you all think of Ellie so far? Do you think she’s that she’s kind-hearted, or on some level warped just like her twin sister? Sometimes we develop personality traits to fill a need, while other traits are genuine and a true part of us. There is still SO much to explore about the twins and their personalities and I can’t wait to see how things will continue to play out between Ellie, Eden, and Greer. Stay tuned because there’s some really crazy reveals coming up in the next chapter!




Haven’t started reading Beechwood yet? Did I mention the first three chapters are ALWAYS free to read so you can see if it’s your cup of TEA? (So much tea!)

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