If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our July author interviews: Ellen Byerrum (7/5), Day of the Dark anthology authors (7/12 and 7/19), and Nancy Cole Silverman (7/26).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in July: 7/1--Fran Stewart, and 7/8--Nancy Cole Silverman. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 7/15--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/22--Kait Carson, and 7/29--E. B. Davis.


“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.”

In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on October, 18, 2017. Look for the interview by E. B. Davis here on that date!

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An Interview with Bernadine Fagan



 I happened upon Bernadine Fagan’s books while perusing Amazon Kindle titles. Her first book, Murder by the Old Maine Stream, hooked me. Her second-in-series, Murder in the Maine Woods, kept me laughing. In short, her series is a hoot and a comic relief to readers. Bernadine is a SinC member and the Vice President of her local Long Island SinC Chapter. Please welcome Bernadine to WWK. E. B. Davis
 
1. What’s Nora Lassiter, a nice uptown girl, doing in the backwoods of Maine?
 After losing her job and her fiancé in a single day Nora decided to accept an invitation to attend the reading of her great- grandmother’s will, and reconnect with Maine relatives she hadn’t seen since she was a child.

2.  Why do the townspeople think Nora is a NYC detective?
Great-aunt Ida, a mystery buff, believes she overheard two people plotting a murder, but when she informs the sheriff he believes she is an alarmist (based on a prior incident) and does not investigate. Miffed, she announces that her niece, a hotshot NYC detective, is coming to investigate. Later, she regrets the fib and apologizes to Nora. But word has spread and a few investigative jobs come Nora’s way.

3. Nora’s finding her roots, but unfortunately she keeps tripping on them. How many designer outfits can she destroy?
It’s painful to mention a number. Fashion-conscious Nora loves clothes.

4. How did Nora end up with moose paranoia, and why does she attract them?
 Nora is afraid of large animals. Okay, many small ones too. As a child her brother teased her about the possibility of a moose eating her. She knows this is not true, but the fear lingers.

5. Your female main character’s name is Nora. Her romantic lead’s name is Nick. Is this your tribute to Dashiell Hammett?  
That Nick and Nora Charles reference? Oh, yes. Corny, I know, but I couldn’t resist.

6. Will she ever go back to NYC to tell off her ex fiancé?
Maybe.

7. Nora has a few ironic moments, but none more so than having her childhood nemesis and nightmare, Mary Fran Kendall, who now owns a hair salon, become her sidekick. Nora doesn’t want a sidekick, but will she let Mary Fran style her hair?
I can not picture such a thing, but stranger things had happened.

8. Nora’s relationship to her mother is complicated, but she seems to have no problem using her moxy with Nick’s mom. Why?
Nick’s mom is not HER mother. Like most children, Nora always wanted to be close to her mother. That never happened. But a part of the child remains in the woman and she doesn’t want to sever all ties.

9. Even though Nora’s field and stream challenged, how does she demonstrate her technical acumen?
Nora is an ace on the computer. She could be a major hacker if she wanted to be. She is THAT good. She is also willing to learn new things. Her driving has improved (marginally) since going to Maine. However, she’ll never be an ace in that department.

10. Will Nora ever get a hot shower?
That is uncertain. Perhaps she will try to fix it herself???

11. What merchants carry your books, Bernadine?
My books are available on Amazon.com as e-readers for Kindle or as paperbacks. 
 
Bonus: How did you ever get a good picture of yourself using iMac Facetime? Do you wear makeup when you write?
Who said that was a good picture that I spent hours posing for? WHO? And makeup? What makeup?

Bonus: You live on Long Island, but you set the series in Maine. So which do you prefer, beach or mountains?
 I spent a lot of time in the mountains and in rural areas when I was growing up and also when I was in my twenties. Hard to say which I prefer…..there were those wonderful summers at the beach.

12 comments:

Shari Randall said...

This sounds like a fun series - thank you for the interview, E. B. and Bernadine!

Warren Bull said...

I can imagine the books from the interview here. Nice job E.B. and Bernadine.

E. B. Davis said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bernadine's books. This is a fun series that I recommend for beach reading!

Paula Gail Benson said...

Bernadine, thanks for joining us at Writers Who Kill. E.B., thanks for a great interview.

Gloria Alden said...

Great interview, E.B. and Bernadine. I wrote the books down to order because they sound like books I'd enjoy, especially since I've loved the vacations I've taken in Maine.

SBPB7VVhyta7mGymDIOMq3kiBb1TN70- said...

I loved the description of the books!

I grew up on Long Island, and now live in a rural area, so I can relate. Although not so much to the fashionista part. But it's great character building & I'm sure leads Nora to many sticky situations never encountered by those of us who don't worry if our shoes get muddy or jeans get torn.


Sarah Henning said...

Welcome, Bernadine! The interview was fabulous!

Toby Speed said...

I enjoyed this interview, Bernadine. Fun to learn that you spent a lot of time in rural places before L.I. And yes, that IS a great photo of you!

Marilyn Levinson said...

Great interview, E.B. and Bernadine.

E. B. Davis said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. And thanks Bernadine for the interview.

bernadine fagan said...

Thanks, Shari. It was a fun series to write.
Bernadine

bernadine fagan said...

Thanks, Warren. If you're imagining funny you are right on target.

Gloria, I hope you enjoy the books. Keep me posted!

Elaine, Thanks for inviting me to blog. I'm glad you enjoyed my books.

Paula, Sarah, Marilyn, Thanks for reading my interview and taking the time to comment.

Toby, You really like the photo? Bless you! And thanks.


Bernadine