We’ve gone through the first week of our indie book blog tour, which I am co-hosting with the talented Kate M Colby, http://katemcolby.com, and haven’t we had fun! Today is a writer who likes a mystery as much as I do, Jackie Phillips. JL Phillips is a dreamer. Now she is a writer of stories. Being a dreamer is nice but it’s not perfect until you put those dreams in writing and let other people see them. Here she introduces her book, A Case of Deceit:
Private investigator DeeDee Watson receives a desperate phone call from an old college roommate. Dee can’t turn down a plea for help from a friend, so, along with Tee, her trusty sidekick, she agrees to help. It doesn’t take long for Dee to find herself in the middle of something sinister. The more clues she finds the more she realizes all is not what it seems. With a cast of quirky characters and lots of twists and turns, Dee must find a killer before turning into their next victim in this case of deceit.
Prequels/Sequels: The Canine Caper (A short story)
What was the inspiration behind your book?
I’ve always wanted to write books. I have also had this character DeeDee Watson in the back of my head for a long time. I finally decided to put her down on paper (or computer). I wanted her to be a strong woman who loves animals. Her sidekick Tee came about by surprise but I love him and think he’s a great addition.
Who is your favorite character?
I would have to say besides Dee, of course, is Tee. He is a small dog with a huge personality.
What is one thing you want readers to know or “get” about your book?
To just have a good time reading. That’s what it’s all about. A good time.
Who is your ideal reader? Or, who will enjoy your book?
My ideal reader is someone who loves books as much as I do. Who loves a mystery with lots of action. Who loves a strong, yet vulnerable main character.
What three writing tips do you have for aspiring authors?
- Just write! It really is that simple, yet that hard. If you have a story in you, sit your butt down and write it.
- Have someone else read your book before you publish it. Get a trusted friend who you know will be honest with you to point out mistakes.
- Have confidence in yourself and your story.
Where can readers buy your book?
For the US – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014JXPB34
For the UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014JXPB34
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14833994
Where can readers learn more about you?
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JLPhillipsAuthor
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JackieP97