Welcome to Dear Jane, a weekly column based upon reader mailbag questions on anything relating to e-books. No question is too simple or too mundane.
Author Tamara Leigh may have set Nowhere, Carolina, her latest Southern Discomfort novel, in the heat of the South, but her heroine Maggie is the one who has big trouble on her hands. When her teenage daughter demands to know who her father is, Maggie must sneak around stealing DNA from each of the three potential fathers!
In 2012, the world came to a grinding halt as radiation hit from a massive solar storm. Crops died, animals perished, cities fell and humans became little more than beasts themselves. Under the threat of starvation, civility was reduced to mere memory. Only the strongest men survived, and physically weaker women and children wasted to nothingness.
Queen Betsy fans, you may want to start planning a trip to Germany. We have it on good authority from Queen Betsy creator MaryJanice Davidson herself that the beloved paranormal series is being adapted for television in the European country. Just how will Besty sound in German? We'll have to wait to find out, but you can bet this is one overseas TV show we'll be pushing the SyFy Channel to import - with subtitles please.
What do you think? Would you like to see Queen Betsy on the air or just in the books? Comment below.
Author Jaime Rush plots murder and mayhem where ever the mood strikes her!
Ever hear a murder plot in progress?
Been enjoying your latte or pasta primavera and overheard someone plotting murder? If you have, it was probably a writer. (At least I hope so!) You'd think that writers, being solitary souls holed away in their cave of ideas, would do their brainstorming in private. And I'm sure many do, even me. But sometimes murder and mayhem is the topic of at lunch or dinner out in public.
I often brainstorm with my mom or my husband. A few weeks ago I was trying to figure out some plot points in book five of my Offspring series. Precisely, how my heroine becomes the target of an assassin not assigned to kill her. We sat at the bar sipping margaritas while waiting for our table. I confess that while immersed in story and plot issues I am not thinking about who is around me. I'm sure the bartender got an earful!
One of the funniest incidences was what we now call "The Red Lobster story." My mom and I were plotting, trying to figure out how my villain, a serial killer, would get rid of the bodies of the young women he's killed without leaving trace evidence. We went into the restroom on the way out. You know how you walk into a restroom and it just feels like no one in there? Yeah, that's how it felt.
We went into our stalls, and my mom said, "What if you burned the bodies?"