I’ll try to be shorter and pithier today. I can’t take the time to read really long posts this month, and you can’t either (at least not if you’re participating in the A to Z Challenge.
Featured Author: Mike Befeler
Mike writes the Paul Jacobson geezer lit mystery series that began with Retirement Homes are Murder, released in 2009. Book six of the series, Nursing Homes are Murder, will be out in May 2014.
The story I like to tell about Mike is that he began his series while he was still working at a full-time professional job. He used the “morning page” concept from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way to hand write three pages before going to work. In the evening after work, he typed those pages into his computer, editing a bit as he went. I don’t know this for a fact, but I’ll bet he has a couple more manuscripts ready to go for future releases. Mike also has a blog which he posts to when he’s not out hiking the trails around Boulder, Colorado.
Featured Book: Broken Trust by Shannon Baker
Broken Trust is the second book in Shannon’s Nora Abbott mystery series. If you like good, well-researched tales about the modern west, native tribes, and especially the Colorado Rocky Mountains, you’ll want to start with book one, Tainted Mountain.
About Broken Trust from Shannon’s website: “Nora moves to Boulder and lands a job as at an environmental non-profit. But the trust is rife with deceit and corruption. Nearly half a million dollars is missing and one person has already been killed for knowing too much. Complicating matters are Nora’s uninvited visitors: her mother, Cole Huntsman, and a Hopi kachina that technically doesn’t exist. As the body count climbs, Nora races to stop a deadly plot to decimate one of the planet’s greatest natural resources.”
Word of the Day: Be
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a ballerina, but I was too short, too clumsy, and had bad knees.