James Doss had a vision for his book but the story quickly assumed control.
Doss said he wanted the story to be set in Colorado but did not intend for it to be focused on Native Americans. The book, however, had other ideas.
Thirteen books later, the fictional Colorado town still exists but Charlie Moon and his aunt Daisy have taken things over.
The Moon mysteries are set on a Ute Indian reservation and features Moon, a police detective, his aunt Daisy Perika, a Native American shaman and Scott Paris, another detective on the force.