2017 Q&A: What is the title of your next book? What is the setting?

I’m currently working Gems & Jewels Book II: The Restoration.  It’s about a powerful family in the mining industry and retail jewelry industry.  It has all the elements of a family drama—power, sex, money, wheeling and dealing. It’s actually set primarily in Orlando, Florida at the family estate and the business’s headquarters.  Part of the story also takes place in Congo Free State, a fictional country in central Africa.  It’s taking me a bit longer than anticipated to finish this one.  Life sort of gets in the way, and time is always at a premium.  Nonetheless, I’m making progress even if it is slow progress.  When it’s done, it will be epic, and it may be the longest book I’ve written thus far.