Why do you write cozy mysteries?
I love cozies! I love a good/clean mystery that will take you into the hearts of a small town and get to know the cozy characters.
Do you have an ideal reader in mind when you write? If so, please describe that reader.
My target audience is the cozy mystery reader.
Please describe your writing routine.
Every morning I get up around 5:30 and do business stuff until 8. Then I go exercise for an hour. I return home and write until 1 p.m. I only stop to eat lunch and watch Days of Our Lives (hahahhaa!). After lunch I will do another hour of business stuff (like these interviews and emails) before my husband and kids get home.
What advice do you give new writers just starting out?
After you finish the book, start the next one.
More about Southern Fried:
In the South, it’s better when the food is fried and the secrets kept buried
After the dead body of a beloved Cottonwood resident is found tangled up in an electric fence, Sheriff Kenni Lowry has a hunch that somethin’ ain’t right. Her investigation heats up with a fierce cook-off competition, a euchre game where the intel is sweeter than the brownies, and a decades old family recipe that may just be the proof in the pudding.
The icing on the cake: Kenni is fighting an attraction to the recently sworn-in deputy sheriff, and election season is hot on her tail. When the killer comes after who she holds most dear, even her poppa’s ghostly guidance might not be enough to keep her and her own out of the frying pan.
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