Thursday, August 3, 2017



Gwen Bishop, wife, mother, and struggling real estate agent, has two big fears: claustrophobia and being buried in suburban obscurity. When she signs her dream listing, a multi-million dollar beachfront property in Laguna Beach, California, she’s sure her problems are behind her. And they would be, if it wasn’t for the secret in the basement and the body in an upstairs bedroom.

When the crime scene tape comes down, Gwen enlists the aid of a handsome co-worker with a background in construction to help her ready the house for sale and bolster her flagging courage. But every time they’re ready to put it back on the market, something goes horribly wrong. Gwen must face old fears and new ones, temptations and buried truths, if she’s going to survive.


A few of your favorite things:
Wine, dogs, gardens.
Things you need to throw out:
Clothes that are too small!

Things you need in order to write:
A laptop and a cup of coffee.
Things that hamper your writing:
Facebook, Facebook, Facebook

Things you love about writing:
Losing myself in an imaginary world.
Things you hate about writing:
When the door to the world is locked, and I can't find the key.

Hardest thing about being a writer:
Easiest thing about being a writer:
Dressing for work

Things you love about where you live:
The beach, the hiking trails, the writer community, the wineries.
Things that make you want to move:
The crowds; the heat in the summer.

Things you never want to run out of:
Coffee, wine, and chocolate (do you sense a trend?).
Things you wish you’d never bought:
Cheap clothes, things I already have in the attic but forgot about, books I don't enjoy

Favorite music or song:
I love everything from classical to blues to pop.
Music that make your ears bleed:
Anything with whiny electric guitars, heavy metal.

Favorite beverage:
Wine (dah).

Something that gives you a pickle face:
Hard liquor.

Favorite smell:
Night-blooming jasmine
Something that makes you hold your nose:

Something you’re really good at:
Listening and encouraging people
Something you’re really bad at:
Any kind of game that involves a ball

Something you wish you could do:
Run (I used to be a runner, and I miss it!)
Something you wish you’d never learned to do:
Sneeze loudly.

People you consider as heroes:

C.S. Lewis, our troops, my father, my husband
People with a big L on their foreheads:
People who feel the need to call anyone who doesn’t agree with them evil, stupid, or ignorant. Those kind of people are just evil, stupid, and ignorant. 

Last best thing you ate:
Veggie everything gluten-free pizza

Last thing you regret eating:
Hummus that was past its due date.

Things you always put in your books:
A pet, a murder (or two), an interesting villain, a flawed protagonist, settings I'd like to spend time in
Things you never put in your books:
The "f" word, graphic sex or violence, anything that would demean a race or group of people. I do my best to avoid negative stereotypes.

Things to say to an author:
I could relate to your character(s). I was hooked from the first chapter. Your story made me think about my own life. Your story made me forget about my own life. 

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book:
I don't get why the bad guy had to kill all those people.  So, is this like a memoir? Meh.

Favorite places you’ve been:
New York, London, Boston, the Central Coast of California, Southern California beach towns, Disneyland .

Places you never want to go to again:

Favorite genre:
Thriller, suspense, moody atmospheric horror, and some science fiction
Books you would ban:
I'm not big on romance novels where the plot revolves around stuff I'd rather do than read about. They make me feel like a voyeur, and that creeps me out.

Things that make you happy:
My family, my home, my dog, making music, writing when it's going really well

Things that drive you crazy:
Writing to the middle of a book and knowing something else needs to happen but I don't know what. Guitar strings that won't stay in tune. People who leave shopping carts all over parking lots.

Biggest lie you’ve ever told:
I once gave a 5 star review of a friend's book that I never actually read. Peer pressure, what can I say. 
A lie you wish you’d told:
"Honey, that was beautiful," when my husband sang a love song to me.


Greta Boris is the author of the 2017 releases, A Margin of Lust and The Scent of Wrath, the first two books in her 7 Deadly Sins domestic suspense series. She's also the Director of O.C. Writers, a community of over 800 published and aspiring authors in Orange County, California.

She's published articles on culture, health, and entertainment for a variety of national magazines including Victorian Homes, Zombies, 50 Scariest Movies, Exodus, and Women of the Bible. She's also the author of the Amazon Kindle Bestseller The Wine and Chocolate Workout - Sip, Savor, and Strengthen for a Healthier Life.

She describes her work (and her life) as an O.C. housewife meets Dante's Inferno.

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