Sunday, February 7, 2016



The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal town of South Cove, California, but before Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More — can sample the eats, she has to shift gears and put the brakes on a killer.

Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm — not even when someone vandalizes the vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.

Murder on Wheels
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher: Lyrical Underground (February 2, 2016)
Paperback: 198 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601834201


Lynn, do you have a writing routine?

I goal for 2,000 words a day, 10,000 words a week. I get up early and write, then try to finish up at night after dinner.

Do you write every day?
If I’m on deadline and/or I’ve blown off other days when I should have been writing. So mostly, yes.

What do you wish you’d done differently when you first started the publishing process?
Listened to the advice of branding and only publish in one genre. Right now I have cowboys, witches, a medical romance, and of course, my cozy mysteries. But honestly, I don’t know what story I wouldn’t have written. Each one has added to my maturity as a writer.

How often do you read?
Every day when I drive into work. I’m a big audio book fan!

I am too. Love them. What do you think makes a good story?
It’s characters who you care about. With the Tourist Trap series, I feel like I’m going home every time I start writing the next book. I like catching up and seeing what’s going on in their lives.

What five things would you never want to live without?
Flavored sparkling water (Dasani Black Cherry is my fav); contacts; unlimited supply of books; notebooks; yoga pants.

Name one thing you’re really good at and one thing you’re really bad at.
I’m really good at planning. Event planning, process management – I’m your girl.  I’m bad at the networking thing. I want to like everyone, I just want to like them on my time and in my own way. It’s an author thing . . .

What do you like to do when there’s nothing to do?
Is there ever nothing to do? I’m always looking for time. I guess I’d make cookies. Or finish a quilting project. Or maybe clean my office.

Do you give your characters any of your bad traits?
My inability to diet.

What’s in your refrigerator right now?

Puff pastry that I bought to make an appetizer with. It may or may not go bad before I use it.

What’s one of your favorite quotes?
Never give up, never surrender.

Where is your favorite library, and what do you love about it?
This is easy, the central library in Indianapolis. When the zombie apocalypse comes, that’s where I’m holding up. They have a fiction reading room that’s lovely. A fire place, and a glass atrium where we can grow crops inside.

If you had a talk show who would your dream guests be?
Diane Keyton, Oprah, Miranda Lambert, Caroline Kennedy, and Tina Fey.

How do you like your pizza?
Full of fresh veggies. Minus the olives. 

Oh, we'd get along great! What are you working on now?
As you read this, I’m deep into writing the second book in The Cat Latimer Mystery series. Cat, my heroine, runs a writer’s retreat in a Victorian mansion in a small Colorado college town. Love this setting and my cast of characters. 


Lynn Cahoon is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. Guidebook to Murder, book 1 of the series won the Reader's Crown for Mystery Fiction in 2015.

She's also the author of the soon to be released, Cat Latimer series, with the first book, A Story to Kill, releasing in mass market paperback September 2016.

She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies.

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