There’s undoubtedly symmetry in the universe. Why else would I sign a publishing contract for Jack’s story, Job Hunt, on a day very close to Jack’s heart – International Coffee Day?
My dark-haired hacker is a true coffee aficionado seeking out the best of the black fragrant brew whenever he can. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he stood up one day and admitted his addiction.
Life before coffee? Not possible. And in Jack Horwood’s case certainly not advisable.
Coffee isn’t just what keeps Jack going during all night sessions chasing information across the internet, what keeps him waving screwdrivers past circuit boards long after everyone else has conceded defeat and called it quits. Coffee – preferably pitch-black, treacle-strong, Java kept well away from sugar – is also what Jack reaches for when he feels the need for comfort. The scent alone loosens his tight shoulders from around his ears. And the first sip usually pushes him towards relaxation like few other things.
Coffee – in its cappucino form this time – kept me going while I was writing Jack’s story. While mugs of hot sweet mocha settled my mind while I was waiting to hear if Job Hunt was good enough to be published.
There’s a trail of coffee (and fine food) running through many of my stories, so signing a publishing contract on International Coffee Day seems very fitting – and I owe thanks to the folks at Dreamspinner Press for their impeccable timing. 🙂