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Hello Elena. Welcome to the blog! I am glad to have the
Chance to chat today!
Thank you so much for having me!
Before we get into the new book let’s have a little fun with
some quick fun questions.
As I am writing these I’m thinking about lunch. Mine is a BLT.
What’s your favorite sandwich?
This is really hard. I love sandwiches. Who doesn't love food you can eat with your hands? I think I'd have to say a Turkey Club is my go-to - but I usually request it with only two pieces of bread. That makes it "healthy" right?
So let’s talk about chocolate! Dark or Milk Chocolate? With nuts?
Dark. Yes to nuts, though I have to say, my absolute favorite chocolate candy is fudge, for which I am a purist, no nuts, no fancy flavors, just chocolate.
Let’s pretend (maybe we don’t have to) it’s been a long day of writing
and your settling in for some peace and quiet. Your pour yourself _______.
I'm married to a wine collector, so usually this would be "... whatever is open on the counter." We drink a lot of reds (I love a good Zin!) but when I do drink white, it's usually a Sauvignon Blanc (big fan of Oyster Bay) or a Riesling (shout out to our local Chateau Ste. Michelle).
I am glad your back touring with Great Escapes again. What is your favorite
part of the tour?
So much to enjoy on a Great Escapes tour. I love the chance to interact with bloggers, so answering questions is a lot of fun. I enjoy guest posts as well, especially character posts. I love writing from my characters' point of view outside a novel.
If you could go anywhere in the world to write your next Eddie Shoes
mystery where would you go? How long do you think you would stay?
You have hit on one of the great dilemmas of my life. I LOVE to travel, but I hate being away from my animals. If I could have a total dream escape, it would be to a sprawling ranch in Wyoming, so I could bring both my horses and my dog along with me. I would probably stay about a month. I could get a lot of writing done and have time to hang out with my favorite boys. (Plus hubby, I'd bring him along too).
Let’s get into the book! How does it feel to have #3 published?
Totally surreal! It feels like just yesterday I was launching book one and wondering if I could actually finish book two. But surreal in a wonderful, joyful way.
Of all 3 of the books in the series which one was the hardest to write?
Definitely book three. I never realized how hard it would be to support the current books and write the next one. With book one, there was no pressure, as I didn't have a book deal until after it was written. Then, I had a lot of time to write book two, mostly before book one was actually on the market. But with the launch of book two, I was already into promotion for both those books while writing book three. I'm not very good at promotion and marketing, so learning how to do that aspect of being an author was challenging. Lots of different hats to wear and everything happens at once.
I love the location. How did you choose the location?
I knew I wanted to send Eddie and her mother on vacation for book three. I didn't want to always have to keep them in Bellingham, I wanted a little flexibility. The Leavenworth area is so beautiful, and the "Bavarian Village" is such a fun, touristy spot, it felt like a great fit. I like that it's both close to Bellingham, in terms of driving there, but also has a remoteness to the landscape. It gave me a lot of options to play with.
If you could choose any of your characters to spend the day with
Who would you choose? What would you do?
Definitely Franklin. We'd go to the dog park with my dog Polar so those two could play together and end up later in a big pile on my bed to watch BBC mysteries.
So can you give us a little peek and fill us in on how things are
Going with Eddie and Chance? Are things heating up in the romance?
I LOVE that people are engaged in the dynamic between these two. It's a challenge, because the unresolved nature of it is part of the intrigue, but simultaneously, at some point, they have to make a decision. Let's just say ... I don't think readers will be disappointed.
And one last one. Can you give us a sneek peek of book 4?
Excellent question! I can tell you, it does take place back in Bellingham and a nearby community, and we may see some development in the relationship between Eddie and Chance.
Thanks for taking the time to chat!
Anytime! I love chatting with you.
And I thought
There are some series. There are some plots. And then there
are some characters that just 'get and ' pull you into their lives and
and stories and won't let you go.
Eddie and of course her quirky mama 'Chava
did do that to me.
Just riding along with them on a new adventure that intends to be a nice weekend retreat and turns into a mystery to solve is a twisty road and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
When Eddie finds herself involved in a couple of murders and then daddy comes in to help out and keep his girls safe
The story is fast paced and will keep you turning the pages and trying to catch the curve balls thrown out to keep you off track to figuring it all out until the end.
A perfect cozy mystery!
Although Three Strikes, You're Dead is book 3 in the Eddie
Shoes series you won't be left in the dark or playing catch up
to what is going on!
Pick up any of the series and enjoy a few hours of mystery solving.
This is one of my favorites series. Check it out.
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