What is in a mystery? Part Two

I thought with my cottage mystery trilogy coming out in October. I’d share a bit about the main characters. This week, here’s five things to love about Valor.

  1. He has a healthy love–obsession with pudding. Just like Bishan.
  2. Valor doesn’t care at all about having been raised in a titled family.
  3. He cherishes his friends.
  4. Bishan is the most precious, brilliant, amazing man in the world according to Valor.
  5. He runs a biscuit shop.

Next week, I’ll be back with another five ways the Grasmery Cottage Mystery trilogy surprised me.

What other things do you like knowing about book characters?



Author Interview: Julia Wolf

Are you a panster or a plotter?

Pantser with a little loose plotting mixed in. I have scenes I know I want to include, but I’m never sure how I’m going to get there until I’ve written it!
Do you believe in Writer’s Block? If so, how do you kick its arse?
I do. I haven’t had it completely, but I have felt uninspired to write. I kick its arse by writing anyway. Even if it sucks, I write. And I read! My favorite authors always seem to get my own ideas churning.
What book is your comfort read on a bad day? The one you go back to reread over and over. 
I’ve read Wallbanger by Alice Clayton more times than I can count. It hits all the right notes with me. Slow burn, funny, romantic, steamy. And the cat! I love Clive forever.
Describe your perfect writing space: 
Outside, in my backyard, on a sunny, cool day. The only sounds are the birds chirping and maybe someone mowing their lawn in the distance. If the weather is just right, I could sit outside and write all day.
Do you write your title first or story first?
I start the story first, and usually an element of the story inspires the title. 
And lastly, write a one or two paragraph flash fiction inspired by the last photo or text you got on your phone:
“We will leave in about 5,” my new neighbor, Jason said right before he disappeared behind his door.
What did he mean? Where were we going? Was I a part of the ‘we’?
I stood there, on the landing outside my apartment, stupefied.
We’d just had a meet cute, both reaching for the door handle to the building at the same time. Our eyes met, he smiled, and my heart went pitter fucking patter. On the walk up the three flights of stairs to our floor, I’d learned Jason had moved in over the weekend, worked as a computer programmer in Baltimore, and liked Indian food, like me. I’d told him the best spot nearby for Butter chicken, and he’d seemed intrigued. That was right before he left me standing there.
I fished my key out and slid it into the lock, when Jason’s door opened again and he stepped out. “Ready?”
I must have looked confused because he added, “For dinner?”
He smiled and my heart did that crazy thing in my chest again.
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What is in a mystery?

I thought with my cottage mystery trilogy coming out in October. I’d share a bit about the main characters. This week, here’s five things to love about Bishan.

  1. He has a healthy love–obsession with pudding.
  2. Music is his greatest passion. He practically breathes it.
  3. Gnomes are one of his favourite things.
  4. His family are amazing.
  5. He considers being autistic to be his super power.

Next week, I’ll be back with another five bits about Valor, Bishan’s long time lover and best friend.

What other things do you like knowing about book characters?



Book Reviews: Haka Ever After

“There comes along, once in a rare while, a book that leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzie inside. A book that is far too stinking cute for its own good. A book that wraps up an ENTIRE series in so few pages. A book that is simply, brilliant.” 5 Stars from Debbie A at Archaeolibrarian

Did you hear it?

The sound of panic at missing a deadline I’d set for myself.

I am currently five days passed where I thought I would be on my current work in progress.

Current mood: Panic.

That’s all I’ve got.

I hope you have enjoyed my brief dissertation on writing insanity.

This post was brought to you by coffee, tears, and an intense craving for french fries.

Book Review: Haka Ever After

“Haka Ever After is an absolutely delightful conclusion to the Sin Bin series. The story focuses on Taine and Freddie, and they are adorable together. We also get to visit with some past favorites from the series as this sweet couple gets ready to tie the knot. This one is easily read in an hour or less and is a great mix of sweet, sexy, witty, and charming. With zero angst, Freddie and Taine’s happily ever after is lighthearted fun with plenty of reasons to smile. ” Four Stars from Momma Says