Beechwood Author’s Notes – Chapter 7 – The Truth About Ellie

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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.

I’m not even gonna front, I was SUPER excited to release this chapter because although there are so many characters and subplots that have yet to be explored, I had to let everyone in on who Chanelle really is and what she has been up to. The reveal about Ellie and Eden in this chapter will be super important as the story continues on, and I couldn’t hide it any longer! What do you all think? Did the twist/reveal come as a surprise? What do you think it means for the twins going forward? What does this mean for Greer? Will the girls and Greer eventually figure out the secret, and if they do, what will happen between them?

I -almost- feel sorry for Greer, but at the same time, he’s such an egomaniac that he really needs to be knocked down a few pegs, even if he doesn’t know it yet. I’m so glad that I’m a “pantser” because even though this is my story, I don’t have all of the answers on the character’s fates or how things will eventually end up, but I trust my brain to connect all of the dots. The consensus from the readers so far is that they hope that Greer dies a slow, painful death. I smile inside because there are so many ways for that to happen… at least, for the “slow” part, and “death” can be interestingly subjective. 🙂

Make sure to check out the next blog because I released an ADDITIONAL surprise mini-chapter along with this one! I couldn’t wait to explore what the secret would mean for Greer so I had to give him, myself, and all of you a little taste of the chaos ahead 😉

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