Riley Parra Inconsistency

It was brought to my attention (although I noticed it before, just too late to change the final draft) that I screwed up with Riley’s timeline in The Martyr. So I thought, since it was brought to attention through feedback, that I should clarify it here. In The Martyr, it said Kenzie left 12 years ago and Riley almost immediately became a detective. That doesn’t work with the opening of Better Angels, where it showed Riley as a uniformed officer four years before the opening of the series.

The easiest way is to change Riley’s advance through the police department. She did not go straight to being a detective when Kenzie left. Maybe that’s just how Riley remembers it (oh, to label her as an unreliable narrator this late in the game <g>). She worked in uniform for a couple of years without a partner before she finally got her detective’s shield. I think that fixes the problems, but if not… well, just repeat to yourself it’s just a show story, and you should really just relax. <g>

And a public service announcement… this month is all about Bard appreciation over at the Academy. Hall of Fame, Feed the Bards, and an upcoming summer contest that goes live on July 18. So go and vote, and feed your favorite bards. You don’t have to send feedback to me, but there are a lot of great authors over there who deserve support and we never get enough feedback (never ever ever <g>). So go vote! The Bards will appreciate it, and it may kick their productivity into overdrive! You never know!