Happy Wednesday readers!
Please welcome author Debra Doggett to the blog today as she introduces her latest book,
Bone of my Bones.
(Lovin' that awesome title!)
Tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.
Absentminded (I lose my glasses all the time), Bookworm (my family claimed I missed all the good sites on vacations because my nose was in a book) and Curious.
What are your three favorite things?
Rain on my roof, being alone in a crowd and wandering with no set plan.
Are you self- published or with a publishing company (if so, which one?)?
I am published with The Wild Rose Press. They are amazing.
Was there any particular inspiration for your characters or story?
I love funny zombie movies, especially Shaun of the Dead. When he keeps his friend chained in the garage at the end, I wondered what it would be like to have a rather amiable zombie rambling around while you tried to accomplish something. Of course, Eddie isn't all that amiable, which keeps things interesting.
Music is a big influence on my writing.
I have certain songs that inspire each chapter, or the whole book. What helps to inspire you?
Music will do it sometimes, although I don't listen to music when I write. Listening to a song or watching a film often gives me ideas. But the greatest number of ideas for me comes from people. I love to people watch.
What’s the one thing you would do if you could be your character for a day?
Get Matthias into bed.
Will there be more books in your series, or can you tell us about any previous books?
Yes, there will be more. Bone of My Bones is the first series I've done and I'm looking forward to doing a lot of stories about Rose and what happens to her.
Favorite writer, book?
I don't think I could ever pick a favorite, because there are always new books to choose from. I have two that I'm going to throw out here, both because of pretty much the same reasons: Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking. They are memoirs and not fiction, but they are two of the most honest books I've ever read. Plus Jenny Lawson's is one of the funniest. She is a hilarious writer and will keep you laughing so hard you have tears running down your face. And Amanda's will make you dream big.
Rose DeSalvo has had better days. Not many but a few. Especially since she left her cheating husband Eddie behind. But Eddie has turned up again to wreck havoc in her life. This time, though, he's buried among her prize roses. Rose knows she's got to find out who killed Eddie and get him back to the scene of the crime before she can be accused of his murder. That's the reason she suddenly finds herself with a dangerously hot necromancer, a zombie ex-husband and a wild assortment of people who seem to know far more about her than she does about them. If she could only get them to tell her what she needs to know before she runs out of time, she just might uncover not only Eddie's murderer but her own destiny.
There was something about the etched design in the faded cowhide, sort of a scripted “E” all fancied up, that looked all too familiar.
“Hey, those are Eddie’s boots. Whoa!” With the aid of the side of the house, Leon got to his feet and peered at me with bloodshot eyes.
“What?” I kicked at the dirt with my slipper, trying to push enough of it aside to get a better view.
“You bumped him off.”
“What are you babbling about?” I shined the light around the edge of the hole Leon had dug. They really did look like Eddie’s boots. Please, please, please, don’t let the rest of him be in them.
“You bumped Eddie off, didn’t you?”