What’s the story behind the story? What impressed you to put in writing Silent Winter Solstice?
I’ve at all times loved studying thriller tales, together with these by Agatha Christie, and thriller packages, similar to Homicide She Wrote. I see my protagonist, Beth Williams, and her finest buddy Evie Hanson, as youthful variations of Miss Marple or Jessica Fletcher. Once I determined to put in writing mysteries, I wished to set them in a fictionalized model of Northwestern Minnesota, the place I grew up, which has its distinctive attraction. And, at a time in current historical past when every little thing appeared to be altering.
Should you needed to decide theme songs for the primary characters of Silent Winter Solstice, what would they be?
For Beth, With A Little Assist From My Associates, by Joe Cocker; For Evie, I Heard It By the Grapevine, by Marvin Gaye.
What’s your favourite style to learn? Is it the identical as your favourite style to put in writing?
I get pleasure from mysteries, spy tales, historic fiction, and historic nonfiction. I don’t write nonfiction books.
What books are in your TBR pile proper now?
Arctic Daughter a Wilderness Journey, by Jean Aspen; Hamnet a Novel of the Plague, by Maggie O’Farrell; The Matchmaker : A Spy in Berlin by Paul Vidich.
What scene in your guide was your favourite to put in writing?
The massive reveal.
Do you could have any quirky writing habits? (fortunate mugs, cats on laps, and so on.)
Not too quirky. I do have a blue desk lamp and a favourite blue and tan espresso cup, that I’ve had for many years, that make my desk really feel like mine.
Do you could have a motto, quote, or philosophy you reside by?
Life is brief, get on with it!
Should you might select one factor for readers to recollect after studying your guide, what would it not be?
I hope they keep in mind being engaged in an fascinating and entertaining story.
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