Interview with Amira Cooper

Anastasia Pollack’s blog, Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers, featured us on Book Club Friday! It’s an interview with the main character of my latest book, The Taste of Rain. Stop by and read what Amira Cooper had to say about me and all the shenanigans we got into together.

The Taste of Rain is available for pre-order here and on Amazon.

Synopsis: College student and part-time health aide, Amira Connors, wants nothing more than to graduate and successfully launch a non-profit with her latest crush, Attorney Darius Browne. But when a nursing home patient (Claire Stewart) shares shocking details surrounding her husband’s death, Amira pieces together the fractured memories and helps law enforcement identify the actual killer. But is he? Or have Claire’s ramblings entangled Amira into becoming the next target?

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Books, Ramblings, and Tea

Final Harvest
Finding Home Book 1
by Barbara Howard
Genre: Mystery
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.
Backdrop: Homelessness, anxiety, food insecurity, gentrification.
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Charlotte’s Revenge
Finding Home Book 2
This is a continuation of the story of Traci Simmons. Her relationship with Officer Randall Wells unfolds and they embark on a new life together. As things get serious, someone from their past designs a scheme to ruin both of their lives…

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5 Questions with Barbara Howard

I Read What You Write!

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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