New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 17

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I’m participating in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection coming out 27 December which is aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List. It’s called 25 Mysteries to Die For. So if you’d like to pick up some bargain reads and help us achieve our goal, you can get it NOW on preorder at only 99 cents.

Yup! That’s what I said – 99 cents.

If you love cosy mysteries, it’s a no-brainer!

Get to know another author featuring in the box set today…

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NIKKI HAVERSTOCK AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I live on the family’s cattle ranch with my husband and far too many family members J  I like to get involved in a variety of adventures. I love the sciences and technology. I’ve competed at the national level in archery for years. I travelled the world in college studying…

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New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 16

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I’m participating in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection coming out 27 December which is aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List. It’s called 25 Mysteries to Die For. So if you’d like to pick up some bargain reads and help us achieve our goal, you can get it NOW on preorder at only 99 cents.

Yup! That’s what I said – 99 cents.

If you love cosy mysteries, it’s a no-brainer!

Get to know another author featuring in the box set today…

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NELL GODDIN AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

At the moment I’m deep into mysteries and really enjoying figuring out ways to cover the tracks of criminals, researching poisons, and thinking about sociopaths. So I spend my time thinking about totally degenerate behavior! In my non-writing life, I have a big garden, too many ill-behaved pets, and unruly…

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New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 15

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I’m participating in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection coming out 27 December which is aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List. It’s called 25 Mysteries to Die For. So if you’d like to pick up some bargain reads and help us achieve our goal, you can get it NOW on preorder at only 99 cents.

Yup! That’s what I said – 99 cents.

If you love cosy mysteries, it’s a no-brainer!

Get to know another author featuring in the box set today…

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N M HOWELL AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I like to consider myself a compulsive creative. I’m always making something, whether it’s writing a book, designing a building (day job), laying out a magazine (other day job), designing and building costumes, taking photos, etc…

I’m currently in my eighth and final year of university, and am studying…

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New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 14

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I’m participating in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection coming out 27 December which is aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List. It’s called 25 Mysteries to Die For. So if you’d like to pick up some bargain reads and help us achieve our goal, you can get it NOW on preorder at only 99 cents.

Yup! That’s what I said – 99 cents.

If you love cosy mysteries, it’s a no-brainer!

Get to know another author featuring in the box set today…

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N GEMINI SASSON AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 

Sure, but it’ll seem like I have fifteen different personalities. Bear in mind that I get bored easily, so I’m always doing something.  I’m a lifelong runner (Boston Marathon qualifier), a Cross Country coach, a reformed home remodeler, and an avid gardener just trying to keep ahead…

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New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 13

We’re up to author interview 13, not counting my own interview with Sleuth Cafe that I posted a few days ago. This interview is with Maggie West, author of Picked to Death.

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I’m participating in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection coming out 27 December which is aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List. It’s called 25 Mysteries to Die For. So if you’d like to pick up some bargain reads and help us achieve our goal, you can get it NOW on preorder at only 99 cents.

Yup! That’s what I said – 99 cents.

If you love cosy mysteries, it’s a no-brainer!

Get to know another author featuring in the box set today…

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MAGGIE WEST AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m a copyeditor and writer and mostly a big fan of fiction! I think it’s the escape from the everyday that I love so much about fiction. I’ve read so much fiction that I think the next logical step was to write it. As hobbies, I love antiques and crafting…

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New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 12

Here is an interview with Lisa B Thomas one of the authors included in 25 Mysteries to Die For!

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I’m participating in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection coming out 27 December which is aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List. It’s called 25 Mysteries to Die For. So if you’d like to pick up some bargain reads and help us achieve our goal, you can get it NOW on preorder at only 99 cents.

Yup! That’s what I said – 99 cents.

If you love cosy mysteries, it’s a no-brainer!

Get to know another author featuring in the box set today…

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LISA B THOMAS AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Born and raised in Texas, I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Finally, after thirty-three years as a high school Journalism and English teacher, I released my first novel. Having grown up reading Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, and Agatha Christie, I was drawn to the mystery genre.

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New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 11

Here’s another great interview from Alannah Foley’s blog! This one is with J.D. Winters.

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I’m participating in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection coming out 27 December which is aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List. It’s called 25 Mysteries to Die For. So if you’d like to pick up some bargain reads and help us achieve our goal, you can get it NOW on preorder at only 99 cents.

Yup! That’s what I said – 99 cents.

If you love cosy mysteries, it’s a no-brainer!

Get to know another author featuring in the box set today…

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J D WINTERS AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was born in Pasadena, California, grew up on islands—first Balboa Island in CA, then Guam in the Pacific. Back to CA for college, married a Geology student and followed him to Washington DC while he did 5 years in the Army. I worked at the National Geographic while…

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Author Interview # 10 – Frankie Bow

We’re up to our tenth author interview! This one is with Frankie Bow who writes the Professor Molly Mysteries!

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Hi Frankie, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Like my protagonist, I actually am a professor in a business school. But I did not model Professor Molly after me. I’m kind of a risk-averse person who lives a sensible life, and I wanted my character to be a little more out there. So I thought, let’s start with a normal person and then dial up the neuroticism, obsessiveness, impulsiveness, and social awkwardness. So of course now everyone thinks she is me.

Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

It started with reading. I love murder mysteries. Especially cozy mysteries. So one day I was reading a pretty well-known cozy while I was exercising on the elliptical machine. So as I’m reading, there’s some pun in the narrative and the author said something like “and everybody laughed and laughed” and I thought, this isn’t very funny and I could do better. So that was it, it was how it started. I thought, “I could do better than this. I could write my own murder mystery and it would be funnier.”

What are you currently working on?

Right now I’m finishing up my latest novella in the Miss Fortune world, Bayou Busybody.

Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

Maybe The Black Thumb, because of a funny plot element centered around Molly trying to make an important decision. I can’t say more than that without spoiling it.

What books have most influenced you as a writer?

If I had to pick, I’d say E.G. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia stories. What’s brilliant about them is that there’s all of this plotting and scheming over really trivial stakes. It’s a great model for writing about academia.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

The hardest part is taking the outline and building it into the first draft. The most satisfying is doing the final polish. The most painful is having to excise big chunks of perfectly lovely writing that you worked really hard on, because it slows down the action.

What book is on your nightstand?

The Sybil in her Grave, by Sarah Caudwell. I’ve read all four of her mysteries several times. They’re beautifully written and still fun to read even when you already know who the murderer is.

What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

I’m thinking of writing another Professor Molly mystery, tentatively titled “The Bundle of Joy,” but in the short term I’ll be working on the sequel to Bayou Busybody.

Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

Thanks to Sleuth Cafe for hosting me and spreading the word about our cozy mystery box set!

 

AUTHOR LINKS

Website – www.frankiebow.com

Facebook author page – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorFrankieBow

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Frankie_Bow

 

AUTHOR BIO

Frankie Bow teaches at a public university and writes the Professor Molly Mysteries. Unlike Professor Molly, she is blessed with delightful students, sane colleagues, and a perfectly nice office chair. She believes if life isn’t fair, at least it can be entertaining. In addition to writing fiction, she publishes in scholarly journals under her real name. Her experience with academic publishing has taught her to take nothing personally.

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Author Interview # 9 – Cate Dean

I’ve got another great interview to share with you all. This one is with Cate Dean another author in our 25 Mysteries to Die For bundle.

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Hi Cate, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Cate Dean, and I write in several genres. Along with mystery, I write fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy, romance – especially time travel, and YA paranormal and fantasy. I love reading in multiple genres, so I write in the ones I love.

Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

I’ve been writing since I was seven, in some form. I knew I wanted to write, seriously write, in my early twenties.

 What are you currently working on?

I am finishing up the third book in my Maggie Mulgrew Mysteries – a Christmas mystery, just in time for the holidays. I am also working on two new paranormal series, The Witches of Amity Cove, and a spin off from that series.

Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

I will always have a soft spot for Rosamond’s Heart. It was the first book I published, and the one I learned the most from as I started my writing/publishing journey.

What books have most influenced you as a writer?

So many! I’ve been a rabid reader since I was five, and I haven’t stopped yet. I love Barbara Hambly – she taught me how to create vivid characters, and not be afraid to write the painful, violent action scenes. I am also a huge fan of Raymond E. Feist. His long-running fantasy series has kept me on the hook for years, and I learned how to integrate and spin off characters from him. For pure fun, I dive into Elizabeth Peters, and the Amelia Peabody Mysteries. As an Egyptology and history buff, these books satisfy the need for adventure and history.

 What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

The most challenging is typing fast enough to get the story out of my head and on the page. Dictation has helped with that in so many ways. The most rewarding is hearing from my readers, and learning that they love a character or story as much as I do.

What book is on your nightstand?

I have several. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Rick Riordan’s latest, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (I love his books!), Cinder, and Alan Turing: The Enigma (the book The Imitation Game was based on).

What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

More paranormal – there will be a second spin off from The Witches of Amity Cove in the spring, with the character who sees ghosts. More mystery – Maggie Mulgrew will keep solving mysteries, and I will introduce a new series: five sisters who are witches, and find mystery and adventure in their coastal town of Bliss Harbor. There is always more, with my overactive imagination.

Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

Thank you, for all your support! I love writing stories for you, and I’m thrilled that you enjoy them. It’s been a wild, wonderful journey, and I enjoy sharing it with all of you.

 

AUTHOR LINKS

Website link: http://catedeanwrites.com

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/catedeanwrites/

Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/catedeanwrites

 

AUTHOR BIO

Cate Dean has been writing since she could hold a pen in her hand and put more than two words together.

She grew up losing herself in the wilds of fantasy worlds, and has had some of her own adventures while tromping through the UK, and a few other parts of the world.

When she’s not writing, she loves cooking, scaring herself silly in the local cemeteries, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on.

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