The Famous Author hasn't introduced me yet (I wonder why?), but meet this week's redhead. Her name is Susan Goodwill and she writes mysteries--BrigaDOOM is the first of her new Kate London Mystery Series. Her tradepaper novel is published by Midnight Ink, and you can find it just about everywhere right now. It's hot. Very hot. In fact, Susan's hot. Being a living person, she's out of my league, of course, but maybe this Kate London character needs some...help with her investments.
So Susan, tell us, what are the main differences between Kate London and you?
Kate's younger, a little more impetuous, more into the shoes these days, but we both have the same curly auburn hair and snarky sense of humor.
Ah, ha. I knew it. Tell us about you book.
BrigaDOOM combines a retired B-grade starlet, a run-away port-o-potty, a not-quite-right theatre group, and the Naked Bandit. Throw in a hefty dose of murder and some deep-discount Jimmy Choo's, and wrap it all in an old theatre on the shores of Lake Michigan, and you get the idea. The series is my admittedly peculiar take on small town living, murder, amateur theatre, and romance gone awry.
Are you a shoe freak?
I had a sales career for a couple of decades. When I was out in the business world every day, I probably owned sixty pair of shoes—some really cool ones. Hair and shoes are a few of the joys and responsibilities of being female, you know? Now that I work at a computer most days, I'm partial to a couple pair of yummy-but-ugly clogs. Out in public, I'm a bit like Kate, good boots, a sweater, and a nice pair of jeans, and I'm happy.
Will you have dinner with me?
Well, it was worth a shot. Being a stockbroker teaches you quickly--always ask for the order.