A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon – Interview + Giveaway

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a-story-to-killA Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon
A Cat Latimer Mystery #1
Kensington
August 30, 2016

Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers’ retreats in the big blue Victorian she’s inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband! Now it’s an authors’ getaway—but Cat won’t let anyone get away with murder…

The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and bestselling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. Cat doesn’t know why he came all the way from New York, but she’s glad to have him among the quirkier—and far less famous—attendees.

Cat’s high school sweetheart Seth, who’s fixing up the weathered home, brings on mixed emotions for Cat…some of them a little overpowering. But it’s her uncle, the local police chief, whom she’ll call for help when there’s a surprise ending for Tom Cook in his cozy guest room. Will a killer have the last word on the new life Cat has barely begun?

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authorinterview
Hi, Lynn! Thank you so much for visiting Brooke Blogs today and agreeing to answer a few interview questions for Fast Five at Brooke Blogs!

1) What does your writing space look like?

thorCluttered. 🙂 My desk is horrible right now. (Okay, so it’s usually that way.) The writing part of the job is typically done on a desktop (I just bought a new one since mine was dying a slow death and scaring me.) I write daily (hint from Stephen King) and have a weekly word count goal. The desk also holds all my accounting stuff I never get to, books to read, bills to pay, and typically, Thor, my cat.

2) If you could write from anywhere in the world, where would you like to write from and why?

Honestly, I can write anywhere. A lot of authors like to go on writing retreats or lock themselves up in a hotel room to finish a book. I like being home and writing. I can write for an hour (usually about 1000 words), then do something around the house, including letting my dogs outside. I get coffee and/or food, and head back upstairs for another round. I’ve worked an 8-5 job for most of my life, so I see writing as the same thing. You sit down and the muse comes out to play. You can’t wait for the muse to visit. It doesn’t work that way for me.

My other answer is San Diego. I went for the first time this year and LOVED it. So, either home or SD. 🙂

3) What is your favorite part of being an author?

I adore it when readers love my characters as much as I do. The South Cove crew is near and dear to my heart. So when I started writing Cat and her sidekicks, I wondered if I’d love them as much. Of course, I do. And I just got an email today from an early reader who said the romance sisters in A Story to Kill are keeping her in stitches. (She said they even made her spit out her coffee. Comments like that make an author grin!)

That and working at home in my pajamas all morning.

4) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

date-nightOf course, I love reading. I’m a big King fan, (fantasy and horror mix well). I adore Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series. And I love to travel. Of course, my husband, the Cowboy, likes to go to our cabin and ride the trails in our side by side. He calls it date night. I also love walking my two pom boys.

5) What are you currently working on?

Tourist Trap #9 – tentatively called, Killer Party. Greg’s gang of old high school and college friends are gathered for a bachelor party weekend – with the women in their lives, of course. I love visiting South Cove and figuring out what the gang’s been up to since I’ve been away. After I finish this, I have another Cat Latimer book to write before the end of the year.

My Thoughts

A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon is the first book in her new Cat Latimer series. I’m almost finished with this one (and I’m listening to the audiobook as well) and I’ll be sharing a more in-depth review after I’m done listening to the story. I love the setting of the story~a B&B with writers’ retreats is the perfect setting. Cat is an interesting character and I look forward to seeing her develop throughout this series (which I’m hoping is long 🙂 ). The mystery is so good and I haven’t yet figured out whodunit.

About the Author

CahoonNew York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and two fur babies.

Author Links
Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5857424.Lynn_Cahoon
Twitter – https://twitter.com/LynnCahoon
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LynnCahoonAuthor
Website – http://lynncahoon.com/
Amazon Author Page – http://amzn.to/2c0g2ZA

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