FEATURED BOOK: TO FETCH A THIEF
ABOUT THE BOOK
To Fetch a Thief, the first Mutt Mysteries collection, features four novellas that have gone to the dogs. In this howlingly good read, canine companions help their owners solve crimes and right wrongs. These sleuths may be furry and low to the ground, but their keen senses are on high alert when it comes to sniffing out clues and digging up the truth. Make no bones about it, these pup heroes will steal your heart as they conquer ruff villains.
Title: To Fetch a Thief
Authors: Teresa Inge, Heather Weidner, Jayne Ormerod, and Rosemary Shomaker
Genre: Cozy mystery
Series: Mutt Mysteries
Publisher: Bay Breeze Publishing, LLC (November 8, 2018)
Print length: 263 pages
On tour with: Great Escapes Book Tours
LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH HEATHER WEIDNER
Things that hamper your writing: Telemarketers and other interruptions .
Easiest thing about being a writer: I think the writing is the easiest part.
Hardest thing about being a writer: It’s more than just writing. It’s editing, proofreading, social media marketing, book marketing, and query letters. The list is long.
Things you love about where you live: I’ve lived in Virginia all my life. We’re outside of Richmond, the capital right now. I love that we’re just hours from the beach, mountains, and Washington, D. C.
Things that make you want to move: It was fairly rural when we moved here. Civilization has found us, and the traffic is getting worse.
Things you never want to run out of: Chocolate, cool pens, caffeinated drinks, and toilet paper.
Things you wish you’d never bought: Those shiny 90s pink bridesmaids’ dresses with the puffy sleeves and the giant bow on the back.
Favorite foods: Pizza and chocolate.
Things that make you want to throw up: Brussel sprouts, broccoli, and that shaved carrot/raisin/mayonnaise salad.
Things you always put in your books: I always have pop culture references somewhere in my stories and novels.
Things you never put in your books: There’s no graphic sex or violence in my stories.
ABOUT THE AUTHORHeather Weidner, a member of SinC – Central Virginia and Guppies, is the author of the Delanie Fitzgerald Mysteries, Secret Lives and Private Eyes, and The Tulip Shirt Murders. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series and 50 Shades of Cabernet. Heather lives in Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers, Disney and Riley. She’s been a mystery fan since Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew. Some of her life experience comes from being a technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, IT manager, and cop’s kid. She blogs at Pens, Paws, and Claws.
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LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH JAYNE ORMEROD
Things that make you want to move: Land is at a premium, so houses are VERY close together. Sometimes I desire a little more elbow room. If I had more room, I would have more dogs. I would quite possibly become The Crazy Dog Lady.
Things you never want to run out of: Diet Coke and Black Box Cabernet.
Things you wish you’d never bought: A piano. We moved 19 times in conjunction with my husband’s military career. Pianos are not fun to move! Especially up a steep exposed-aggregate driveway on a dewy morning. It was a miracle it didn’t roll down the hill and crash on the road!
Favorite music: Music from the 1960s and 1970s when songs told a story and had pleasing harmonies.
Music that make your ears bleed: Rap. I can’t understand the words, and there doesn’t seem to be any melody.
Favorite smell: Gardenias and honeysuckle in the garden. Sea breezes. Baking bread.
Something that makes you hold your nose: Fish markets and dirty feet.
Something you wish you could do: I wish I could sing…on key!
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: Use Facebook. I resisted for a very very very long time. But now I find myself checking many times a day.
Things you always put in your books: There’s always a food reference, and often a mention of an adult-beverage.
Things you never put in your books: Maiming or killing animals.
ABOUT THE AUTHORJayne Ormerod grew up in a small Ohio town then went on to a small-town Ohio college. Upon earning her degree in accountancy, she became a CIA (that’s not a sexy spy thing, but a Certified Internal Auditor). She married a naval officer and off they sailed to see the world. After nineteen moves, they, along with their two rescue dogs Tiller and Scout, have settled into a cozy cottage by the sea. Jayne is the author of the Blonds at the Beach Mysteries, The Blond Leading the Blond, and Blond Luck. She has contributed seven short mysteries to various anthologies to include joining with the other To Fetch a Thief authors in Virginia is for Mysteries, Volumes I and II, and 50 Shades of Cabernet.
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LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH ROSEMARY SHOMAKER
Things you need to throw out: Loose papers I’ve saved for unimportant reasons; cans and boxes of food I’ll never prepare; clothes I’ll never wear; and more towels and sheets than I’ll ever use.
Words that describe you: Round, intense, intelligent, noncommittal, abrupt, unpredictable.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: Round, intense, unexpressive.
Favorite music: Bluegrass and classic rock.
Music that makes your ears bleed: Rap and Hip-Hop.
Favorite beverage: Water – yes, water.
Something that gives you a pickle face: Tomato juice.
Something you wish you could do: Play the piano.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: I can’t think of anything.
Things you’d walk a mile for: Most anything – a mile is not very far – especially if I have my dog for company!
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: People who repeat themselves when they talk.
Things you always put in your books: Big words, and I use them inappropriately sometimes – like in a young person’s dialogue. I think this comes from reading a lot and loving the precision of words. Still, it is a liability because it puts off some readers – and it’s downright wrong to use complex words in dialogue.
Things you never put in your books: Witches.
ABOUT THE AUTHORRosemary Shomaker writes about the unexpected in everyday life. She’s the woman you don’t notice in the grocery store or at church but whom you do notice at estate sales and wandering vacant lots. In all these places she’s collecting story ideas. Rosemary writes women’s fiction, paranormal, and mystery short stories, and she’s taking her first steps toward longer fiction, so stay tuned. She’s an urban planner by education, a government policy analyst by trade, and a fiction writer at heart. Rosemary credits Sisters in Crime with developing her craft and applauds the organization’s mission of promoting the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.
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LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH TERESA INGEA few of your favorite things: Mysteries, dogs, wine, and car shows.
Things you need to throw out: Old home décor items, clothes, and some donated books.
Things you need in order to write: Laptop and a quiet space.
Things that hamper your writing: People talking and asking a lot of questions!
Things you love about writing: Creating characters, locations, and the whodunnit.
Things you hate about writing: Editing.
Easiest thing about being a writer: Creating titles and characters.
Hardest thing about being a writer: Getting my ideas on paper.
Things you love about where you live: Country setting.
Things that make you want to move: My husband collects too many cars.
Things you never want to run out of: Sweet tea and wine.
Things you wish you’d never bought: Some clothes.
Words that describe you: Hard worker, dedicated, family oriented, and animal lover.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: Hard worker.
Favorite foods: Salad, vegetables, and chocolate.
Things that make you want to throw up: Bad tasting wine.
ABOUT THE AUTHORTeresa Inge grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Today, she doesn’t carry a rod like her idol, but she hotrods. She is president of Sister’s in Crime Mystery by the Sea Chapter and author of short mysteries in Virginia is for Mysteries and 50 Shades of Cabernet.
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