Today we get write to the point with Carole Brown. Carole visit Genesis 5020 last year. You can read her first interview here. Read to the end, she has a giveaway for you.
Tell us about your newest book.
A dead body, a missing motorcycle, a strange key, and dope are at the bottom of the trouble Denton and Alex Davies, and Taffy, their Jack Russell Terrier, run into when they head for their first stop in the Smoky Mountains immediately after early retirement.
All Denton wants is to fish and recapture his wife’s love. Instead, they find the body of Anthony Risler with a bullet hole in his head. None of the campground people, or even the sheriff, pretend to like Denton and his snoopy questions, and everyone seems to be lying.
Denton figures Risler’s missing bike has to hide some kind of evidence that incriminates the murderer. Archie McGhee, the campground manager is self-centered and greedy enough to hide the motorcycle for the murderer, so why doesn’t he know where the bike is now? The Stillwells, although good-looking and popular, brag way too much to suit the Davies. The expensive S-shaped, ruby watch they foist onto Alex ought to play into the mystery, yet Denton can find no evidence of it. The drug-using, gun-toting man who chases Taffy knows more than he’s telling and raises questions in Denton’s mind even when forced to partner with the man.
Why is the sheriff ignoring obvious clues, and why would he leave a bribery note lying around where Denton’s suspicious eyes can see it? When Denton finds the keys with the strange looking C charm Alex and Denton realize only their pastor’s wife, back in Ohio, and the small, cherry-wood box Risler gave her, can provide the final clue they need to reveal the killer.
Denton wrestles with his personal demons of self-blame over his nephew’s death while riding a bike. Alex resents Denton’s riding roughshod over her feelings. When he thinks her love is fading, he’s determined to woo her back. But if he doesn’t find the young man’s murderer, their love may stretch to the breaking point.
Amazon print: http://amzn.to/1tavg0p
Amazon kindle: http://amzn.to/1giz9bZ
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I love being around my family. We enjoy our grandsons, whether at home with activities on our mini-farm (hobby) or traveling with them to special events. We love cook outs, swimming (some of us!), boating, fishing, dinners, vacationing, and lots of other things.
Reading, a little gardening, my fish pond, walking, traveling (we’ve done a lot through the years!), and lots of other things that keep us busy as we head to the state of “retirement.” lol
Where do you get your ideas?
- My husband comes up with some of my ideas.
- Current events that capture our attention.
- Fun episodes of “what if?” give us ideas.Mostly seat of the pants. I don’t ever outline, but I like to have scenes ready, if possible, and a general idea of where I’m going.Being a traditional and Indie author makes that a mute question, but my agent is getting ready to submit a contemporary suspense that hasn’t seen success yet. We’ll see how it goes since I’ve edited and changed a definite part of the story. Love what the changes did to the story. Not that the plot was altered, but the interest might just have increased a bit. JNot totally, but I suppose I use a trait here and there that is similar. (Use what you know! Lol)
Are you working on a new project now?
Yes, I’m finishing the second book in the Denton and Alex Davies mysteries, called Bat Crazy. It will be set in New Mexico with the threat of vampire bats. J
And I’m hoping to soon get back to a historical, light suspense (Caleb’s Destiny) I’m working on, and then
The second book in the contemporary suspense series (mention above) and set in Montana.
One of these is a historical book set in WWII (in the WWII Spy series) that should release sometime this fall. It’s called With Music in Their Hearts, and the second book will be: A Flute in the Willows. I’ll finish up the series with a book I’m calling: Sing Until You Die. Follow your dreams. Nothing is impossible, if you fight for your dreams and follow God’s direction.
Anything you would like to add?
Follow your dreams. Nothing is impossible, if you fight for your dreams and follow God’s direction.
Thanks for visiting with us again, Carole. It’s great to hear how God continues to work in your writing life.
Readers, Carole is giving away and ebook of her her book to one commentator. Leave a comment by July 15th at 5:00 p.m. to be entered.