J.D.R. Hawkins

One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.

Everything’s Better in Threes

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With the upcoming release of my new novel, my Civil War story about a family from Alabama will become a trilogy. When I wrote the first book, I had no intention of writing more along the same story line, but the books wrote themselves and the characters had more to tell. I started with one book, wrote a sequel, went back and wrote a prequel, and am now working on a fourth book, thus completing the Renegade Series. Who knows: I might even write a fifth book after that. We’ll see.


There have been many stories written that have become trilogies. Some of the more notable books are:

The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Divergent Trilogy

Fifty Shades Trilogy

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy

North and South Trilogy


Some famous movie trilogies include:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Back to the Future Trilogy

Indiana Jones Trilogy

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Toy Story Trilogy

Star Wars (the first three)


The Godfather Trilogy

Terminator Trilogy

There are many more, but these are some of my favorite trilogies. One interesting thing about writing a trilogy is keeping track of all the little details and nuances, and carrying them through to the end of the story. It is also delightful to weave in new threads and carry them throughout the story as well. I find that writing a trilogy and a series is both challenging and fun at the same time.



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  1. Sharron taylor on said:

    Where can your books be purchased

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