Title: Behind the Scenes
Author: Punam Farmah
A book of two halves sits before you.
In the first half, what happens to the characters from the author’s novels when you aren’t reading them; what is the rest of their story? See what happens with Gorbind Phalla after the romance of Kangana. Devan Coultrie from Peace Novella Series has a life beyond making Montana Moonshine.
There are even a couple of new characters. Who is the mysterious Pencil-Sketch, and The Lady Aurelia is just dying to meet you.
In the second, meet the many different people who live in the City of Birmingham. A street preacher who yells his message, but one day disappears. Two strangers share a romantic encounter at The Kerryman Public house. What if there were spies in Birmingham, and what happens with the exhibits of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery when the visitors aren’t there? There is even some romance in Medieval Birmingham with the Lady of the Manor.
These all culminate in the apocalyptic Battle of Gravelly Hill Interchange.
So this was a very unique read.
The book is filled with short stories prefaced with thoughts and inspirations from the author before each one. Each story varied in purpose, and I really enjoyed seeing what it was the author had to say about each section of writing.
The stories themselves were very well-written giving some information about both familiar characters and new characters alike.
This is definitely a different type of read. Anyone looking for something outside the box, or “behind the scenes” of an author will find this intriguing.