Can someone please clarify if this is all good and proper? So, I started reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (I love her style). In Chapter 1, there are at least four uses of the dreaded colon. I dread it. Don't ask why. I don't know. I still love her style, though. "It's one of those crummy towns prone to misery: A bus collision or a twister." "Not since Christmas: a chilly, polite call after administering three bourbons." "I knew it was coming: A group of scraggly teenage boys sat out front..." "Mr. Ronald J. Kamens had been proud when he told me: The townsfolk had pried out the rocks.." Now, unless I'm mistaken, example 2 should follow the colon with a capital A, as it does in the other examples. Is that correct? If not, some kind soul please tell me why. And, if this is a 9th edition paperback copy, published by Orion Books, by an established author, with (one presumes) a paid, professional editor to boot, what do people expect from the little people like myself, too broke to hire an editor, having to self-edit my own novels?