In Linda O. Johnston’s Feline Fatale, Kendra Ballantyne’s dearest friend Darryl Nestler, owner of the Doggy Indulgence Day Resort, has fallen hard for Kendra’s fellow pet-sitter Wanda Villareal. Wanda lives in a large condominium development that allows pets, and she has become the main sitter for them all.
When a nasty member of the condo’s board of directors attempts to rid the development of pets and turns up dead, Wanda’s accused of the killing… and Kendra must once more find the real murderer.
By Mary Kennedy
Recently, I sat down with Melanie Jackson, author of The Ghost and Miss Demure to talk about her new release, where she finds her inspiration and her lifelong love of history.
On your website, you invite readers to take a walk on the Wildside, visit the past and explore new worlds. Are you drawn to any particular genre as your “first love” or do all genres attract you?
I’m a voracious reader of most genres and also non-fiction, but the first adult books I read were Gone With The Wind and Conan The Barbarian.They kind of wedged themselves in the subconscious and an awful lot of the stuff I’ve written is some weird hybrid of the two.
Suspense-thriller writer Avery Aames has not sold one of her novels yet she has a book coming out in early July. How did that happen?
According to Avery, an agent who liked her work knew about this work-for-hire series. “A Cheese Shop Mystery,” she said. “Think you can write it?”
Seems like Avery could.
She auditioned and got the job. “I’m truly lucky. I couldn’t be more passionate about a topic. Life is great; cheese makes it better!”