INTERVIEW WITH BEATRIZ WILLIAMS, LAUREN WILLIG, KA...

THE GLASS OCEAN by the three Amigos, aka Team W, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White, is a captivating mystery that has as its backdrop the Lusitania and its sinking. As with all good teamwork they effectively created a story that blends their three styles into one. Readers take a journey with the characters as the suspense ratchets up to that fateful day when the Germans sank the Lusitania in 1915, leaving people to wonder who will live and who will die. Telling the story are three women narrators, two a century in the past, and one in the present time. The first character introduced is Sarah Blake who in 2013 is a struggling...

Interview with Judy Penz Sheluk

PAST & PRESENT has a different tone than your other series The Glass Dolphin Mysteries. What was the inspiration for this series? I started writing SKELETONS IN THE ATTIC (book 1 in the Marketville Mysteries) while I was shopping for a publisher for THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE (book 2 in the Glass Dolphin Mysteries). Everyone told me to write the sequel, but I couldn’t bring myself to write a second book in a series if the first book didn’t sell. The idea for SKELETONS IN THE ATTICS came to me while waiting in my lawyer’s office with my husband, Mike. We were there to update our wills, but our lawyer had been delayed in court. While...

INTERVIEW WITH McKENNA TATE FROM “A TALL, DA...

A TALL, DARK COWBOY CHRISTMAS (A Gold Valley Novel Book 2) Maisey Yates HQN Pub September 25th, 2018   Thank you for doing this. You have had some hard knocks in your life. You appear to have trust issues considering how your mother abandoned you at an early age and you went through foster care.  Now you are on a quest to find your birth father and to find friends who you can form a bond with to get a sense of belonging. It was interesting how you went to an abandoned cabin at a Dude Ranch to find shelter; yet, you found a life for yourself, and had a great Christmas surprise.  Elise Cooper: You seem like the type of person that keeps...

INTERVIEW WITH KITTY ZELDIS

  NOT OUR KIND by Kitty Zeldis brings to life post World War II in New York City.  1947 was an enlightening year for two women and a child, brought together after a traffic accident.  Eleanor, a young Jewish teacher and a WASPy married woman, Patricia, find an unexpected connection, after Eleanor is hired to home school Patricia’s daughter Margeaux, who sees herself as a polio cripple. This story delves into class issues, differences of religion, women’s roles, love, friendship, motherhood, and coming of age. Those who enjoy the popular made for TV show THE MARVELOUS Mrs. Maisel will definitely enjoy this novel since both concentrate...

INTERVIEW WITH KRISTINA MCMORRIS

SOLD ON A MONDAY By Kristina McMorris brings to life a story anchored in reality, by an actual photograph. The saying “a picture is worth a 1000 words” It all started with a picture that became the inspiration for an article by a struggling journalist, Ellis Reed, as it expressed the desperate days of the American Great Depression in 1931. He took a picture of two boys sitting under a sign that read, “2 children for sale.” After the picture is brought to the chief’s attention by his secretary, Lillian (Lily) Palmer, Ellis is offered his chance to write worthwhile stories that begins with this one about the boys. But his chance to advance...

INTERVIEW WITH CAZ FREAR

SWEET LITTLE LIES by Caz Frear is a police procedural that overlaps with the psychological thriller genre.  This story follows Met detective Cat Kinsella who is investigating why and how Alice’s body is found close to her father’s pub. Cat’s troubled past comes into play as it becomes obvious that Alice was murdered and it is related to another woman vanishing eighteen years earlier. She wonders if her dad had something to do with Maryanne’s disappearance? Memories flood Cat, as a child of eight on a vacation in Ireland, she had to deal with why Maryanne had gone missing and her dad’s denial of ever knowing the seventeen-year-old girl,...