Hezekiah is one of my favorite background characters. He’s the oldest, crankiest cabin boy to sail the seven seas. I wish I’d found more ways to use him in the series since introducing him back in book two.

In terms of my health, I’ve had some improvement, but I have to get ahold of my doctors to find out if I need knee surgery. We’ll see. I feel like some progress is happening, but there are good days and bad days.