Monday, November 4, 2013

Mocha, Moonlight and Murder by MaryAnn Kempher: Interview


 



Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder

MaryAnn Kempher

 

Book Blurb:

Instead of feeding her late-night appetite, a midnight food run nearly gets 28-year-old Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman, and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.

 

Scott Mitchell left a broken engagement behind when he moved to Reno, and the

last thing he needs is more melodrama. But when he and Katherine are paired for a college project, that’s what he gets. It can be very distracting when someone is out to kill your lab partner. Together, they try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the murderer. Passion flares, but with Katherine’s life in danger, romance seems like more than a bad idea.

 

Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to

mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date.

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Interview:


Tell us about your current release. 
My current book is called Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder:
Instead of feeding her late-night appetite, a midnight food run nearly gets 28-year-old Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman, and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.
Scott Mitchell left a broken engagement behind when he moved to Reno, and the last thing he needs is more melodrama. But when he and Katherine are paired for a college project, that’s what he gets. It can be very distracting when someone is out to kill your lab partner. Together, they try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the murderer. Passion flares, but with Katherine’s life in danger, romance seems like more than a bad idea.
Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date.
 
Tell us about your next release.
I’ve just finished writing a Mystery with a dash of romance and a smidgen of humor. It’s set on a cruise ship. Two people are murdered and the Head of Security must solve the murders before the ship returns to port. I’m still working on the title.
 
Who is your favorite author(s)?
Jane Austen and Agatha Christie

What do you think makes a good story?
My first book, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder has a lot of humor in it. My second book, while it’s a murder mystery also has a lot humor.

Plotter or Pantser? Why?
Pantser. I write notes, and try to keep track of what scenes need to be written. But mostly, I just sit down and start writing. Some days I write a lot, some days not so much.

Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?
Yes, absolutely. Before you start writing, go to the library or bookstore and take out or purchase books about writing in the genre of your choice. Read books on how to write the beginning, middle, and ending. How to write suspense, or mystery, or romance. Don’t assume that just because you’re creative, you can write a book without first doing some research.

You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you'll buy?
I’d take a trip. I love New York city but can’t afford to visit as often as I’d like. I’d go there, then I’d go to London. I’ve always wanted to visit London too. Maybe I’d buy an expensive car? New clothes. Pay my credit card bill, yikes. J

 

 

 

Author Bio:

MaryAnn Kempher's writing is infused with romance and mystery. Her love of romance stories goes back to her teen years spent living in Reno NV where Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder is set. MaryAnn's travels have taken her to beautiful cities in Italy, Southeast Asia and the sultry desert country of Qatar. She met her husband on one of her romantic misadventures. She has two children andcurrently lives in Florida where she and her family share their home with two dogs and a cat. Her writing influences include favorite authors Jane Austen and Agatha Christie. She's also a huge fan of the Hercule Poirot mysteries. Her guilty pleasures include any and all sweets, including a good cup of Mocha.

 

For more about MaryAnn Kempher, visit http://mkempher.com

Easily connect w/MaryAnn Kempher thru her author FB page: Facebook

  

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