Saturday, March 29, 2014

Interview with Deborah Malone & Book #Giveaway!!

Hey readers!! Today I have a new author to introduce to you all. Deborah Malone has graciously offered a copy of her new book, Terror on Tybee Island, to one of my blog readers. And I am sure after you hear about the book, many of you might even want to go out and purchase it for yourself. You all know how much I love a good mystery:)

Thank you for being with us today, Deborah!!
Thank you for having me!

How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
Even as a child I thought of writing a book.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?
Here is the back cover to Terror on Tybee Island – A homeless cat. A diamond bracelet in the moonlight. A corpse buried in the dunes. Strolling on the beach one moonlight evening, Trixie Montgomery stumbles on a body buried in the sand. Full time historical writer and part time amateur sleuth, she waves bon voyage to her relaxing vacation, and becomes entangled in the search for who-done-it. With best friend, Dee Dee Lamont, in tow, the duo springs into action when Trixie’s beloved aunt Nana goes missing as she closes in on the killer. Who’s taken Nana, and how will the girls save her from becoming the next buried treasure in the pirate’s booty? Smell the salty breezes, and savor the delicacies fresh-from-the-sea in Terror on Tybee Island, a seaside cozy mystery from popular author, Deborah Malone.

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
I don’t have any deep messages in my books. I want them to be able to come home from a hard day’s work or from a stressful day and be able to take a few minutes and read a clean, funny book that will make them forget about stress. There are themes throughout them, but nothing preachy. 

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
There are several places but if somebody asked me right now where I’d like to go I guess I’d say Hawaii.

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
Hmmm, I think it would be my mother and father who have already passed from this earth. I’d love to have just a little more time with them and let them know how much I loved them.

What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
That’s easy – HistoricalJ

Do you have a favorite hobby?
I am an amateur photographer

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
My dad was from Opelika, AL and my mother was from Cincinnati, OH. It’s so true when they say opposites attract. My dad had moved there to work for General Electric. While they were there they had my two older brothers, Bill and Curtis. In the early 1950’s they moved to north Georgia where my dad was transferred to work at GE. I wonder sometimes how I would have turned out if we’d stayed in Ohio – I’d be a *&^% YankeeJ This past summer we had a reunion of twelve cousins in Cinn on my mother’s side. Some I hadn’t seen for 40 years. It was so much fun!
My mother had RA (rheumatoid arthritis), but Dad never missed a church service taking us kids to church.  I have had my ups and downs with my faith, but I’ve never given up on God. I’ve come to the conclusion there are some things we will not have the answers to while on this earth. And that is alright – in Pro. 3:5 we are told to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” That is the verse Trixie holds on to in “Death in Dahlonega.”

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Write and the write some more. If you don’t get the words on paper then you don’t have anything to work with.  Of course read books, go to conferences and most of all don’t give up no matter how long it takes.

And how can they connect with you?
Deborah Malone, facebook

Thanks so much for being a guest here today!

Thank you for having me Charity!

This giveaway is open to US only. Giveaway will end 4/14. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
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15 comments:

DEBIJOT said...

I would travel to Scotland because then I could follow up on the family tree.

DEBIJOT said...

entered Shadows of the Past book giveaway

Amy C said...

Northern Ireland to meet my aunts, uncles and cousins.
amyc

Cozy in Texas said...

I would like to go back to Scotland and spend time researching the family tree. This sounds like a good read. Thanks for offering the giveaway.
Ann

Nancy said...

I'd like to go to Sweden because I have not yet been in that region. My husband's grandmother was Swedish.

Mary Hart said...

I'd like to go to Hawaii. My husband was stationed there for a while when he was in the service & would love to go back! Would love to try a new author!

Cozette said...

Favorite hobby?
Not counting reading, of course, I'd say walking on the beach.

Cozette said...

Just realized I did the hobby question one the one for this book.

I would go to Hawaii. My husband and went there and he got very sick so it wasn't a great time.
I'd like a do over.

Evelyn said...

Would love to vacation on Tybee Island!

Linda Kish said...

I would like to go to Hawaii. I was there once, in 1969, and would love to go back.

Mary Jo Robertson said...

Europe - there is so much beauty and history

Deborah M said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments.

Debbie

Connie R. said...

This book sounds awesome!

Connie R. said...

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would love to go to Rome or Greece to look at places that were present in Biblical times and that Jesus most likely saw.

Kristie said...

I would love to go to Hawaii. I've never been and heard that it's wonderful! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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