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I’m so excited to be a Guest Chick! Please check out my post at Chicks on the Case blog. What a wonderful community of writers and readers of crime fiction. I’ve found another “happy place” to hang out!
Did you miss the Festive Mayhem 2 Author Chat Live? No worries, the fabulous Stella Oni has the video posted on her Facebook page and you can view it here. We had a great time discussing the anthology and the writing life. Can you tell we have truly bonded over this project and it’s a joy to share it with you? Let me know what you think!
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Traci Simmons must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town — Final Harvest (Finding Home) by @BarbaraHoward
What inspired the idea for your book?
I was inspired by my observations and the people in the different cities and towns where I have lived. I wanted to write a series that lands between standard mystery (without the blood and grime) and the cozy mystery (without the sugary sweetness). The theme involves homelessness and coping with anxiety and how much strength it takes for some people to achieve what others may consider simple milestones in life. So that required well-developed characters and a strong setting because that’s what I look for when I read a book.
What was the most surprising thing you learned in writing this book?
I received reader feedback that the story touched them at a very emotional level…
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Please join me as I travel around to these great book blogger and reviewer communities hosted by Great Escapes Book Tours! I would love to meet you in the comments! You can find the schedule and itinerary here.
PS: There’s a GIVEAWAY!!!
This was the most interesting interview that I’ve had so far. Check it out!
“In this episode, Tenecia Nicole sits with Barbara Howard and they discuss the backstory behind her book Final Harvest. The conversation Tenecia Nicole has with Barbara centers around character development, reader feedback and the Texas winter storm. Visit Barbara Howard on her website: https://authorbarbarahoward.com/ and check out the promos she mentioned during the episode. About Final Harvest: Traci Simmons has been fired from another job and must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town. But, when her elderly neighbor dies mysteriously, she is pulled into leading a crusade to save the neighbor’s urban farm and find the killer. Through her new and unexpected relationship with these invisible people, Traci faces her own insecurities to learn what home really means.”