Wednesday, November 11, 2015

FEATURED AUTHOR: D.E. HAGGERTY



ABOUT THE BOOK

In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, or Dee as she wishes everyone would just call her already, is the granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives and her life is in a bit of a shambles. She finally manages to pry herself away from her husband’s clutches, move out on her own, and start her own business. But then her estranged husband is murdered and she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. As if Dee doesn’t have enough problems, the knitting detectives decide that Delilah being a widow is the perfect opportunity to find her a new man and decide to put their matchmaking skills to use. Will Dee end up in prison for a murder she didn’t commit or will she be taking another walk down the aisle?




INTERVIEW WITH D.E. HAGGERTY


How long is your to-be-read list?
I actually have two TBR lists. One is for books that I’m reading and reviewing for other authors. I’ve learned – the hard way – to try and keep that list down to one or two books a week and only agree to reviews for the next two months. I can’t even tell you how long my private TBR list is because it’s like ginormous. I have at least 5 pages of samples on my kindle at any one time. I should probably start a support group but who has time with a TBR list like that?

What other books do you currently have published?
Unforeseen Consequences -
Buried Appearances / Begraven in het Verleden
Life Discarded
Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem
Jack Gets His Man

How often do you tweet?
Too often for my own good! I belong to a group of writers that help each other by tweeting about each other’s books, etc. And then I try to tweet daily about my own reading blog, Readsalot. It can be a bit overwhelming.

How do you feel about Facebook?
I have mixed feelings. I am (or I guess was) a huge defender of Facebook. I even wrote a blog entitled In Defense of Facebook. But then I got angry with them. It’s just ridiculous that a blog post I tell my readers about on Facebook is delivered to less than 1% of my followers. Grrr . . .

3D movies are . . .
Should be illegal! I’m extremely far-sighted and wear bifocals, which means I have little to no depth perception. 3D movies are wasted on me, and I hate those plastic 3D glasses, which I have to place over my own glasses as I can’t wear contacts.

If you had a swear jar, would it be full?
Totally! My husband jokes that sailors run out of bars when my mouth gets started.

What's your relationship with your TV remote?
A bit scary. The remote doesn’t work very often (we have TV via the Internet and the Internet in Turkey can be notoriously slow so that those pesky government officials have enough to peek over our shoulders). I may or may not be famous for throwing the darn remote across the living room.

Do you spend more on clothes or food?
Food (and alcohol)! I don’t follow fashions at all and am perfectly happy to stay in my pjs all day, but I’m a complete foodie. The hubby and I go out to eat a few times a week. We’re a little limited on ethnic foods in Istanbul, but that doesn’t slow us down – much.

What's your favorite treat for movie night?

Popcorn! I LOVE popcorn, but when I make it at home I do the ‘healthy’ thing – air popper and just a bit of melted margarine. When I’m at the movies, I get the ‘real’ thing. Yummy!

What would your main character say about you?
Dee would probably think my mouth is way too big and I’m a bit too opinionated. That notwithstanding, I’m sure we’d be good friends. Well, until I drag her to the crowded bar for girls’ night out. That’d probably annoy her.

Where is your favorite library, and what do you love about it?
The library in Alexandria. It’s just completely and totally awesome. On the outside it has words engraved in all written languages of the world. It has great big windows looking out into the sea. It’s so big that there are nooks and crannies everywhere – a true library-lover’s paradise. Plus I’m a total history geek so the fact that it stands on or near the original library, which is one of the wonders of the ancient world, totally does it for me.

What are you working on now?
Now that the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives series is over, I’m starting on a romantic comedy. I had a lot of fun and lots of great comments on the light-hearted series and thought I’d keep going with that. Here’s a bit of a teaser:

Molly’s life is in the crapper. Her husband left her for another woman and she had to leave her job to go back home and help her sick dad. She enters the dating world and discovers dating is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Lightning round:
Cake or frosting? Frosting! Yummy! I’ll just use my finger.
Laptop or desktop? Laptop. Does anyone – besides government employees – use a desktop anymore?
Chevy Chase or Bill Murray? Bill Murray. They both drive me crazy, but Chevy Chase drives me completely crazy.
Emailing or texting? Texting because I’m too lazy to write emails.
Indoors or outdoors? Indoors with a book, comfy chair, and huge cup of coffee.
Tea: sweet or unsweet? Sweet, hot, and biological. Surprised you there, didn’t I?
Plane, train, or automobile? Anything that's fast works for me!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

D.E. Haggerty was born and raised in Wisconsin, but thinks she's a European (and has the EU passport to prove it!). After spending her senior year of high school in Germany, she developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. Her flying Dutch husband and she have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany, and now Istanbul. They still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. She's leaning toward somewhere she can learn to surf even though the hubby thinks that’s a less than sound way to decide where to live. Although she's been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, she thinks with writing she may have finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up. That’s assuming she ever grows up, of course. Between playing tennis, running much slower than she would like, trying to adopt every stray dog within a 5-mile radius, traveling to exotic new locales, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, addictively watching new movies, and reading books like they are going out of style, she writes articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, reviews other indie authors’ books, writes a blog about whatever comes to mind, and is working on her seventh book.

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me on your blog today. I had lots of fun with this interview :-)

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  2. The story line reminds me a little of Anne George's 8 book "Southern Sisters Mysteries" series, which were very enjoyable. I know I will be purchasing these two for my mother. I find that my mother and her friends really enjoy reading cozies with older gal sleuths, so I know these books are definitely going to do well in the above 50yrs market for sure! I know I will enjoy them as well!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Cindy.

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    2. I'll have to check out Anne George's books now! Thanks for your kind words

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