Happy Thursday readers.
Please join with me in welcoming back author Brenda Whiteside.
Brenda has brought her wonderful characters Lacy and Phoebe with her today for a little chat.
Let's get started.
Angela, thanks so much for having me back.
I thought everyone might be tired of hearing from me, so I decided to let best friends, Lacy Dahl and Phoebe Anderson, answer a few questions. These two ladies are the heroines in the first two books of my Love and Murder Series.
Me: First off, would you two introduce yourselves?
Lacy: I’ll go first since book one, The Art of Love and Murder, is my story and takes place mainly in Flagstaff, Arizona. I own the Lacy Latte in Scottsdale, Arizona. I bought the coffee café after my husband was killed in a mountain climbing accident three years ago. I have two children, August who is twenty-three and Dylan, who is twenty. After my husband died, I lost both of my adoptive parents. I’m a bit on shaky ground.
Phoebe: Judas Priest, Lacy, you’re stronger than you know. I mean, what about…whoops, can’t talk about that. As for me, I’m a somewhat successful murder mystery author—
Lacy: I’d say more than somewhat!
Phoebe: (clears throat) Anyway, my story is told in book two, Southwest of Love and Murder. I’ve been single forever since I divorced my low-down, cheating husband after one year of marriage. Actually, I have to thank him a little—when I killed him on paper seventeen years ago, the book launched my career.
Me: You two seem very different. How did you meet?
Phoebe: I discovered Lacy’s coffee café not long after she opened. We just clicked. I spend my mornings writing up in the loft while I consume luscious lattes and a delicious scone. Lacy usually joins me for a visit after her morning run…difference number one.
Lacy: We do practice yoga twice a week together.
Phoebe: Does that count as exercise? (pats her waistline) I do enjoy it. Lacy is a dark haired, green-eyed beauty with a figure to kill. She wears a rose-patchouli essential oil mixture and is a shoe nut. She drives a fancy, crimson red BMW Z4.
Lacy: And my dear friend Phoebe, is a blonde—
Phoebe: With a few streaks of pearly gray!
Lacy: Mostly blonde, sometimes braided, lovely Scandinavian woman. She’s healthy looking in her filmy blouses and airy skirts. She wears Holland and Barrett essential lavender oil and drives a VW bug. And she dates the most interesting, artsy men.
Phoebe: Well, at least I date!
Me: Okay, Okay. So you’re like night and day but it works for your friendship.
Phoebe: Well, yes, but we do get tangled up with brothers. Sheriff Chance Meadowlark shares the story with Lacy. I have more than a tumble with his twin brother and rancher, Mason Meadowlark in Chino Valley, Arizona.
Me: It sounds like there’s enough romance and physical contact to go around?
Lacy and Phoebe: Oh yes!
Me: But murder too?
Lacy: I discover some old murders that turn my world upside down. Add the new murder to that, and it gets dicey and intriguing…dangerously so.
Phoebe: I write about murder every day, but I don’t expect it to happen in my real life. An obsessed fan brings my books to life and puts Mason in a world of hurt. Damned if I’ll let that happen—
Me: Wait, Phoebe. Let’s not say too much. Let’s share a teaser on the two books and call it good for today. Thanks, ladies!
The Art of Love and Murder
A mother she never knew, the identity of her father disputed – secrets, threats and murder. Lacy’s past and present collide spinning her deeper into danger and further from love.
Southwest of Love and Murder
Writing murder mysteries is all in a day's work until an obsessed fan brings Phoebe's stories to life.
The Wild Rose Press:
Although I didn’t start out to write romance, I’ve found all good stories have to involve complicated human relationships. I’ve also learned, no matter a person’s age, a new discovery is right around every corner. Whether humorous or serious, straight contemporary or suspense, all my books revolve around those two facts.
Visit Brenda at www.brendawhiteside.com.
Or on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/BrendaWhitesideAuthor
She blogs on the 9th and 24th of every month at http://rosesofprose.blogspot.com
She blogs about prairie life and writing at http://brendawhiteside.blogspot.com/
Thank you Brenda, Lacy, and Phoebe for being here today. It was wonderful having you all.