My Review: Mini is a young woman with a powerhouse personality in a small body. An employee at Read, Drink and Be Merry: A Fine Book Salon and Coffee Emporium, she seems to be the only one who cares when her boss is brutally murdered on Black Friday. The suspect list is endless as the victim seemed to have had an argument with everyone that day. Mini's comfortable little world starts looking a bit iffy depending on who in Colin's inner circle takes over ownership of the store, and who his killer is! Many times this little lady had me laughing out loud with her inner thoughts, and I really hope Mini's adventures will continue in her very own series!
Is this going to be a series?It could be! I always dreamed of writing more Mini Monroe books, but only time will tell. In other words, if enough people like the first and want more, I'll write more! I'm very easy that way.
Who are the kitties on the cover?Skook is the white one, Milo is the black one. I once had cats with those names who looked like that and Mini does too.
What do you have for pets?A tiger cat named Yoyo. He's very smart.
I understand you used to be a bookseller. What are some of you favorite books/authors?Favorite adult novel from a dead author: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Favorite adult novel from a live author: Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Favorite recent YA novel: Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. Favorite series mystery author: Martha Grimes. Favorite children's author: Roald Dahl.
How many books are in your TBR pile?Like grains of sand on the beach, too many to count. OK, maybe not that many, but it is a lot - a real teetering menace!
What is your favorite spot to read?Anywhere. I am an indiscriminate reader, when it comes to location. I've been known to whip out a book while waiting in a long line.
Finish the sentence - one book I wish I had written is...The Great Gatsby - it really is the perfect novel. And, since I couldn't do that, I did the next best thing: I wrote a contemporary re-visioning of it called Z: A NOVEL about a writer who returns home to Danbury where she meets and falls in love with a window washer who just might be Zorro. The biggest differences between my version and Fitzgerald's: there's comedy as well as drama in mine and no one dies in the swimming pool. Well, and his version is great while mine has, you know, Zorro.
Thanks so much for having me!