.... My five skating mysteries, Murder on Ice, On Thin Ice, Axel of Evil, Death Drop and Skate Crime feature recurring characters with relationships that evolve from book to book. (You could say they were almost… soap opera like).
They are my dry run for what I hope to do next, which is embark on an original e-book series which will feature both text and video, and continue indefinitely via feedback from the audience (something else I developed at http://www.AnotherWorldToday.com; including a poll at the end of each episode so that readers could actually guide my actions).
It is imperative that open-ended, serialized storytelling continue in some form....
Read my entire piece on the potential future of the genre at: http://www.cncbooks.com/blog/2011/06/25/won%E2%80%99t-somebody-think-of-the-children/ and let me know what you think!