Today we sit down for a chat with Lieutenant Georgia “GG” Gomez, featured in the short story “Do Not Go Gently” by author Shea E. Butler.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
I was a dedicated cop who finally broke the glass ceiling and became a Lieutenant with her own squad of murder cops. I finally felt like I could relax and have a personal life. You’ll learn how that turns out when you read the story.
What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
I am like a dog with a bone when it comes to solving murders and love my stubborn perseverance in pursuit of a killer.
What do you like least about yourself?
I dislike how my stubborn perseverance puts blinders on my eyes and keeps me from enjoying the good things in my life.
What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
The strangest thing my author had me do is date another cop. Really? Two cops dating each other - we all know that never ends well.
Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
Of course I argue with my author. It’s so much fun to make her justify why she has me do something… like going down to the beach to investigate a cold case. Or why the woman on the beach had to die.
What is your greatest fear?
Failure is my greatest fear.
What makes you happy?
Solving crimes and bringing murderers to justice fulfills me. That and working with the great squad of murder cops I put together after I got promoted to Lieutenant.
If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
I would love to rewrite “Do Not Go Gently” so that I’d be smarter about who I dated.
Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
Detective Frank Calvert gets under my skin. He’s arrogant, egotistical and thinks he’s God’s gift to women.
Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
I’d love to trade places with Detective Porter. She’s the newest detective in my squad and is full of idealism and youthful optimism. Hopefully, her path will be easier than mine with the new inclusiveness that is finding its way into police forces around the country which is opening up amazing opportunities for her.
Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
Shea’s a jack-of-all-storytelling trades – a published author, television writer, director, producer, and world traveler who loves adventure and horses.
Shea’s website is: www.thebutlerdiditproductions.com . If you like mysteries and murder, you can watch her seven-episode, award winning webseries, Trouble Creek, that she produced and co-directed at www.youtube.com/troublecreek. Enjoy.
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Do Not Go Gently
A short story featured in the Black Veins Anthology
Do Not Go Gently is a short story centered around a tough, no nonsense police detective, Georgia Gomez (“GG”). The beauty of a beach at dawn is offset by the gruesome discovery of a woman’s body face down in the sand. GG must race against time and the encroaching tide to gather clues before the crime scene is compromised. The stakes get personal and paranormal when she discovers who the victim is.