Can you tell us about your novel?
Damned If You Don’t, set in the Catskill Mountains, features Hannah Fox, a community activist and teacher, daughter of sixties radicals whose childhood was dominated by her parents’ politics. Though it wasn’t part of her plan, Hannah’s social conscience leads her on a similar path. With the backing of a tight-knit group of activist women friends, Hannah takes on the power brokers behind a fraudulent eminent domain scheme that ends in murder. When her friend becomes a suspect, Hannah is drawn into the police investigation—and into a relationship with the lead detective that complicates her already shaky marriage. As she probes the dead man’s past, Hannah faces hard choices, convinced the murder was a heroic act even when it’s clear she may be the killer’s next victim.
What was it like dealing with your publisher?
It’s been a pleasure working with Lisa Smith and Linda Houle at L&L Dreamspell. Linda gets the credit for the book cover, which has gotten many positive responses. It’s also been great having the chance to connect with other L&L writers.
You have some great reviews. As a first-time novelist, how did you persuade well-known authors to read and write blurbs for your book?
Is Hannah Fox going to be a continuing character? If so, what characteristic and skills does she have that make her interesting enough so readers will want to follow her adventures?
Do you often get mistaken for the silent movie star who shares your name? :-)
What question would you like be asked and what is your answer?
Warren, thank you once again! This has been fun.