|eBooks for Soldiers|
Where do you live? Southern United States / Georgia
Do you have a family member or close friend who has served in the military?
Yes, several. My grandfather and four of his siblings (boys and girls) served during WWII. Father-in-law served in the years following, and my brother-in-law served in Vietnam. Right now, several cousins and friends are serving in a variety of places.
What leads up to this excerpt from your book?
In this section, my main character has just realized that the chef she’d been dating could be the murderer.
Please share with us a paragraph/excerpt or two from your book
Gretchen sobbed into the pillow. When she left Melvin’s campsite, she didn’t want anyone to find her, so she picked up Half-Pint and some clothes, then went to Peg’s and locked herself in for a good cry.
This next excerpt is a couple of hours later:
She fought the locks – they were so good at keeping her safe inside that they wouldn’t let her out now. Finally, throwing back the last deadbolt, she pulled open the door, only to find the screen door locked too. She jiggled the handle, trying to force it open.
|Board to Death|
Our book consists of three mystery stories that we wrote around a theme of board games. Amy, Debbie, and I brainstormed a little – but not nearly as much as we should have before we wrote our stories. When they were done, we discovered that my story Sentenced, the third one, was too much like Debbie’s Mind Games. Since hers was second, and tied in so well to Amy’s Victim, we knew I needed to rewrite mine. But I discovered that just by changing a few small details, I totally changed my story so that it was vastly different from Debbie’s.
Greatest words of encouragement anyone has ever personally spoken to you:
Encouragement seems to come on days I need it most. A reader will brag on our books, or someone will send me a thank you note for some small kindness, or my husband will make me a pan of brownies. It’s the little things that keep me going. A friend once suggested I start an “encouragement” file (she called it some beautiful name, but it was foreign and I knew I wouldn't remember it, so I just dubbed mine Encouragement.) I file all kinds of correspondence there as it touches me, and when I’m having a down day, I go in and read some of them to help me.
I also read the Bible for encouragement. Reading the words of Jesus, David, or Paul always lifts my spirits.