Tour Schedule and Assignments
October 2-Reading Is My SuperPower (Guest Post, 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book)
October 3-Bibliophile Reviews (Review, 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book)
October 4-Singing Librarian Books (Review, Author Interview (via SLB), Author's Top 10 Favorites, 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book, Quote Memes (pre-made by SLB))
October 5-Joy of Reading (Review)
October 6-Karen Sue Hadley (Review, 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book, Quote Memes (pre-made by SLB))
October 7-Fiction Aficionado (Review, 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book)
October 9-A Baker's Perspective (Review, 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book)
October 10-allofakindmom (Review, Author Interview (via SLB))
October 11-The Power of Words (Author Interview (you ask the questions)
October 12- By The Book (Review, Author Interview (via SLB))
October 13-Ponderings of a Poet & Procrastinator (Review, 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book, Quote Memes (pre-made by SLB))
October 14-Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Review, Author Interview (via SLB), Author's Top 10 Favorites, 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book)
Helpful Tour Information
1. The tour kit for The Case of the Clobbered Cad is now live.
2. The tour landing page will go live 11:30pm the night before the tour begins.
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Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master's Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her all–male classes at the University. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archives room, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, the same would-be lothario she’d hoped never to see again.
As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather for the murder. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? How can she clear her name? The police and the American Consul have plenty of suspects, but only two seem to have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish historian she longs to believe in.
Debra E. Marvin is a member of ACFW, Sisters in Crime, a Grace Awards Judge, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. She’s one of the founders of Inkwell Inspirations Blog, and is published with WhiteFire Publishing, Forget Me Not Romances, Journey Fiction and contracted with Barbour Publishing. Debra works as a program assistant at Cornell University in upstate NY, and enjoys her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends.
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1. Who or what inspired you to be a writer?
I started making illustrated books as a child, then became a student who wrote two thousand words for a five hundred word essay. Hanging around with readers and authors just feels right, because we are all compelled to step into a story. I love beautiful words and images and there’s not quite so satisfying as finding just the right word. There may have been a time when I read a story and thought… I can do that! (Oh how naïve! I can do it but it’s darn hard work!)
2. What did you want to be when you grew up? Did being an author ever cross your mind?
Despite the fact I tend to be a bit driven by all I want to get done now, I wasn’t a particularly focused child. I recall a few years of wanting to be an astronomer, but basically I just liked to make things and spend time daydreaming. I was an art major (and we know how difficult that is as a career!) and then all of a sudden I was a housewife and mother who obsessively made things. Finally, I took a creative writing class in my thirties and it all just took off. Writing satisfies like nothing else!
3. What is your current WIP? What can you tell us about this project?
Currently, I’m working on my second contemporary romance novella. Somewhere along the way this project became a difficult emotional journey and was put aside while I finished this mystery and a colonial era novella. The first contemporary romance was a breeze—I wrote 17,000 words in three days. This one is like picking up egg whites, but I’m determined to see it through! It takes place on Cape Hatteras and will be out later this year from Forget Me Not Romances.
What inspired the idea for The Case of the Clobbered Cad? Oh I wish I knew how to explain the tangled lines that became this story. Ideas just seem to pop up and then explode into a puzzle that needs to be solved. When my setting changed from Sturbridge Village to Edinburgh, Scotland, research pulled me into the University’s archeology department. I had that lovely lightbulb moment upon seeing some reference to an artifact. I’d contacted the secretary of the History and Archeology departments and it happened that a retired archeology professor gave me all sorts of information on the very vibrant archeology department of the 1950s.
4. What do you want readers to take away from reading The Case of the Clobbered Cad?
This story doesn’t quite fit into a nice, neat genre and so I hope readers find it unexpected, fresh, enjoyable, entertaining and creates nostalgia for the days when a girl detective story kept them up late on a school night!
5. When you are not writing, what hobbies do you enjoy?
I love to make things that involve color, texture and handwork. It might be decorative painting, knitting, gardening and the occasional fairy house. But mostly I’m like to design and sew—quilting or making costumes. (I have a little problem with buying fabric.)
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October 2-Reading Is My SuperPower
October 3-Bibliophile Reviews
October 4-Singing Librarian Books
October 5-Joy of Reading
October 6-Karen Sue Hadley
October 7-Fiction Aficionado
October 9-A Baker's Perspective
October 11-The Power of Words
October 12-By The Book
October 13-Ponderings of a Poet & Procrastinator
October 14-Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
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