INTERVIEW WITH HILARY DAVIDSON

One Small Sacrifice by Hilary Davidson is a procedural mystery that will keep readers guessing until the very last chapter. Each thread of the detailed plot unveils one surprising revelation after another. With the compelling characters this story contrasts how good people can go astray with horrible people that have no conscience.  The early chapters set the pace for the rest of the book with war photographer Alex Traynor apparently getting away with murdering his good friend Cori Stanton. At least that’s what New York Police Detective Sheryn Sterling believes. Alex suffers from PTSD due to his harrowing work in war zones around the world....

Five Reasons Why Authors Need Pets

I have a lot of pets. It’s right in my standard bio: Kelley Armstrong lives in Ontario with her family and far too many pets. No one asks where I live in Ontario. No one asks about my family. It’s the pet part that gets all the questions. What kind do you have? What are their names? We currently have one dog (a 14-year-old beagle—Joey) 3 cats (6-year-old Maine Coon siblings—Rafe and Annie—and an 8-month-old Bengal, Cam.) Also fish and one gecko. Yep, a lot of pets. As a writer, I’m convinced they’re a career requirement…or at least it makes a fine excuse for having them. So, here are five reasons authors needs pets. 1) Silent companionship....

INTERVIEW WITH LAUREN WILLIG

SUMMER COUNTRY by Lauren Willig is a very potent story. It allows readers to transport themselves into the minds of the characters during the 1850s in Barbados.  What Willig does best is to bring a story to life through heartfelt characters. This engaging tale of Victorian values has love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion. The story is powerful enough but Willig infuses into it a mystery surrounding the Peverills and Beckles sugar plantations. The action shifts back and forth between 1812-1816 and 1854 that includes the moral dilemmas of slavery and how each of the characters reacts. The emphasis is on two cousins: one free, a slave owner,...

Pet Spotlight: Becky Masterman and Boodle the Bald

Seriously?  You want me to write about my pet instead of crazed killers?  Oh joy. When I married Fred about fifteen years ago he had a black cockapoo named Raven.  He loved that dog so much that my sister commented she was glad we moved across the country to Arizona because she wouldn’t want to be in the same state when it came time for Raven to die.  Sure enough, when Raven passed on Fred took it hard for a year.  Luckily, as an episcopal priest he was busy as interim rector at a church until they found someone full-time.  But then what?  No work.  No dog.   Ever the Fixer, I...

INTERVIEW WITH GARY GROSSMAN AND ED FULLER

Red Hotel (Kensington Hotel Book 1) Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller  Beaufort Books; New edition edition March 19th, 2019 Red Hotel by Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller brings to life, in a thrilling novel, the dangers of soft targets.  Using his past experiences as an overseer of Marriott International’s Global Security Strategy, and now President of the Irvine, California-based Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium that provides business consulting services to corporations and governments, Fuller is able to help create a realistic plot with political thriller writer Grossman. The books opens with Dan Reilly, the Vice President of the...

INTERVIEW WITH WENDY WALKER

The Night Before Wendy Walker St. Martin’s Press May 14th, 2019 The Night Before by Wendy Walker Is a first-class psychological thriller with a lot of twists. Interestingly the premise begins with on-line dating that creates a tension-filled, suspenseful mystery. The plot delves into childhood memories, family relationships, secrets, lies, and betrayals. The story alternates between three time periods.  The day of Laura Lochner’s blind-date, the day after, which has her sister, Rosie Ferro, searching for her, and a few months earlier with Laura in therapy sessions speaking to Dr. Kevin Brody. When Laura does not return home,...