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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Interviewing author, Linda Weaver Clarke

Today I’m interviewing an awesome author, Linda Weaver Clarke. 



Linda Weaver Clarke is from Color Country, which is located in southern Utah. It’s a beautiful area full of red mountains, which sits likes an oasis in the middle of the desert. She had traveled throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history and autobiography at libraries. She is the mother of six daughters and has several grandchildren. Linda is the author of several historical romances, a mystery suspense series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series. All her books are family friendly. Visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.


Linda, I noticed you are writing a cozy mystery series. This is different from what you’re used to writing. What made you decide on cozy mysteries?

After writing historical romances for a while, I wanted to reach out and challenge myself a little more by trying another genre. The writing process between romance and mystery is quite a change for me with a completely different mind set. With romance, you plan out the plot around the meeting of a couple. As you write, you develop some sort of charisma between the characters, making the reader feel excited that one day they're going to fall in love. You, as the reader, know the outcome. But with a mystery, the reader is in the dark. The author has to come up with a plot that no one can figure out until towards the end of the story. In a way, it’s more challenging. This genre is quite popular and it’s one of my husband’s favorites. 


That does sound like it would be fun to write! So it looks like your new release is #7 of the Amelia Moore Detective Series. Tell us briefly about The Lighthouse Secret.

I call this series a “romantic” cozy mystery. Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. With the help of her good-looking partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing. Rick Bonito’s uncle supposedly drowned five years ago and his body was never found, but something did not seem right about the report. Uncle Antonio was an excellent swimmer. His disappearance seems quite suspicious to Rick’s father. He never felt the complete truth had come out about his brother. It is now up to Amelia and Rick to find out the truth about his uncle.


Wow! This story sounds like something I'd really love to read. Will there be any more books in this series?

After writing seven romantic cozy mysteries and four mystery suspense novels, I decided to go back to historical romance, which is my favorite, after this last book. I’ve already started a new series and I’m very excited about it.


Where can readers find you on social media.

You can visit my website called Make Believe at www.lindaweaverclarke.com and read sample chapters.
I also have a blog where I write about my books at https://lindaweaverclarke.wordpress.com
Another blog is where I interview authors and have book giveaways at http://lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com.
My books are available in print and e-book form at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you go to http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/purchasebook.html, then it will lead you to the correct bookstore with one click.


Thank you, Linda. I know you'll do great with this series. 

**CONTEST**
Leave a message on this blog with your name and email, and you will be entered to win a free ebook of Linda's newest release, "The Lighthouse Secret".


6 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

I am glad Linda decided to write cozy mysteries, she is a natural at it. I love this series. Looking forward to reading this latest one. Thank you!
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

Melanie Backus said...

This book sounds like a must read! Thank you for the opportunity. mauback55 at gmail dot com

Sonja said...

Linda, I have this book, so don't enter me, just wanted to say that I love your books!
Sonja

Library Lady said...

Romance and Mystery together!
Be still my heart!
Can't wait to read it!
Janet E.
von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

Diane Dean White said...

Linda is a gifted writer and interviewer. I love the cover of
her latest book and can't wait to read it. Keep writing, Linda!

Shirley Strait said...

I already have a copy of Linda's book, but want to encourage others to read her books. Her cozy mysteries are all wonderful reads. You won't be disappointed with any of her books.