Please welcome our guest author, Sara Rosett, whose novel GETTING AWAY IS DEADLY, her third book in the mom zone mystery series about a military spouse who runs a professional organizing business, comes out this week. Sara might be slightly in touch with her protagonist’s heart, being a military wife herself, though the comparisons stop when murder comes into play.
DB: Tell me a little about your book.
SR: Ellie Avery, a military spouse and professional organizer, accompanies her pilot husband to a training class in Washington D.C. She wants a little r&r in the form of sight-seeing and shopping, but her getaway turns deadly when she witnesses a murder in the Metro.
DB: What got you writing in the genre in which you write.
SR: I’ve always loved mysteries. I grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon. I moved on to romantic suspense and devoured novels by Elizabeth Peters and Mary Stewart. Then I found mysteries by contemporary female writers like Carolyn Hart and Margaret Maron. Their books had modern “everyday” women as the main characters in American settings. I decided to attempt to write an amateur sleuth mystery with a mom as the protagonist. The result was the first Mom Zone Mystery, Moving is Murder. Getting Away is Deadly is the third installment in the series.
DB: Favorite thing about being a writer?
SR: I love meeting readers and booksellers. It’s so nice to connect with people who love books as much as I do! And I have to say it’s also pretty cool to open a box and see stacks of books with my name on the spine.
DB: Least favorite thing about being a writer?
SR: The day-in-day-out slog of writing the first draft, which is the hardest part for me. Once I actually get something down on paper I feel so much better. Revision is easy compared to the first draft.
DB: What is the most interesting thing that’s happened to you since becoming a published author?
SR: At one of my first book signings, a man asked me if he could have a kiss. I was thrown for a moment, until I remembered the chocolate kisses I’d put out to draw people over to my signing table. I guess they worked—maybe a little too well!
DB: Speaking of food, I like to ask guests this: What’s your favorite type of pie?
SR: Well, I’m more of a chocolate cake kind of girl, but if it *has* to be pie…cherry. J
Thanks so much for joining us today!
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