When I was working on the novel Quaternity I came across an old picture from the 19th century of a Texas Ranger. Despite what some people may think now, Rangers weren’t held in great esteem back then. Many viewed them as rabble. I thought it was a good representation of Abram Botis, one of the characters in the story who brings them to the Llano Estacado. They are searching for the mythical city of Cibola, just like Coronado tried 300 years earlier.
I had fun writing this novel. Despite the setbacks and false starts which I blogged about before. Any time I write I always enjoy the research phase most. That’s the fun part for me.