Among the many talents of my friend Craig Lancaster (if you like beautifully written literary fiction, check out Craig’s bestselling 600 Hours of Edward) is that he has great timing! He tagged me in this author blog game Monday, and I sent BURIED LEADS off to my editor last night. I thought this would be a perfect time to give y’all a sneak peek at Nichelle’s second adventure.
What is the working title of your book?
It already has an actual title! BURIED LEADS: A Nichelle Clarke Headlines in Heels Mystery. I’m thrilled to no end about this after The Great Title Search of 2012, which finally led us to FRONT PAGE FATALITY.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Oh, boy. This is not my favorite question, because my characters look like themselves to me, not like actors. But I hate copping out, so here goes: Alexis Bledel or maybe Anne Hathaway as Nichelle. Jenna is a Keri Russell type. Grant Parker could (should) be played by Trevor Donovan, and Ned Beatty would make a decent Bob Jeffers. And then there’s Joey … well, in my version, Joey would be played by Christian Bale. If he could nail the accent.
What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Politics and scandal add up to a story Nichelle Clarke can’t ignore, and unearthing the truth could get her Manolos one step closer to her dream job—as long as she lives to see deadline.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A little more than three months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’ve seen a lot of “this is great for fans of” floating around the Internet for FRONT PAGE FATALITY, and since BURIED LEADS is the second Nichelle Clarke story, I’ll swipe one of my favorite comparisons from a review: “literary love child of Janet Evanovich and Kathy Reichs.” That one made my day!
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I have to go with Nichelle on this one. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to her or her friends, and I had such fun getting to tag along on another adventure with them.
What else about your book might pique a reader’s interest?
Readers who enjoyed FRONT PAGE FATALITY will be excited to know that Nichelle’s favorite sexy Mafia guy is back, and so is ATF Agent Kyle Miller. There are more laughs, too, and, of course, more bodies and more fabulous shoes!
When and how will it be published?
It will be on sale wherever you can buy books on October 15, 2013, from the wonderful folks at Henery Press!
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