Thursday, July 19, 2018

FEATURED AUTHOR: MARY FELIZ




ABOUT THE BOOK

Professional organizer Maggie McDonald manages to balance a fastidious career with friends, family, and a spunky Golden Retriever. But add a fiery murder mystery to the mix, and Maggie wonders if she’s finally found a mess even she can’t tidy up . . .
 


With a devastating wildfire spreading to Silicon Valley, Maggie preps her family for a rapid evacuation. The heat rises when firefighters discover the body of her best friend Tess Olmos’s athletic husband—whose untimely death was anything but accidental. And as Tess agonizes over the whereabouts of her spouse’s drop-dead gorgeous running mate, she becomes the prime suspect in what's shaping up to become a double murder case. Determined to set the record straight, Maggie sorts through clues in an investigation more dangerous than the flames approaching her home. But when her own loved ones are threatened, can she catch the meticulous killer before everything falls apart?


Book Details:

Title: Disorderly Conduct

Author’s name: Mary Feliz

Genre: Mystery
 

Series: Maggie McDonald Mysteries, book 4

Publisher: Kensington Lyrical (July 10, 2018)

Print length: 233 pages

On tour with: Great Escapes Book Tours








LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH MARY FELIZ


Things you love about where you live: I live next to the Pacific Ocean on Monterey Bay and share my backyard with hundreds of species of birds and whales, seals, sea lions, sea otters, and many other oceanic creatures.
Things that make you want to move: We live in a tiny condo with zero storage. And by the end of the summer, we’re ready for the summer people to go home.

Things you never want to run out of: Patience, love.
Things you wish you’d never bought: Fancy china
.

Words that describe you: Nature lover, dog and cat lover, gardener, bird watcher.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: Plump. Overscheduled.

People you consider as heroes: Annie Jump-Cannon and her fellow under-sung female astronomers, Martin Luther King Jr., The Parkland School Teens, those who stand up for the little guy, even when they’re scared or tired or have other things to do.
People with a big L on their foreheads: Those who are self-righteous or convinced that they have all the answers.



Last best thing you ate: A ripe Watsonville strawberry, warm from the field.

Last thing you regret eating: A cookie that looked pretty but wasn’t worth the calories or carbs.

Things you’d walk a mile for: A latte.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: Pomposity. Overly sweet scented candles.

Things you always put in your books: Dogs, humor, irony, and one or two characters who’ve are suffering personally from aspects of a complex social issue.

Things you never put in your books: Torture. Sex. Overt violence.

Things to say to an author: I love your books. Your books remind me of Louise Penny.

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: “I read your book…”.  “Oh, I bought your book last year, but I haven’t read it yet. I don’t know why.” “I’m not much of a reader…

Favorite places you’ve been: Almost any beach in the off-season.
Places you never want to go to again: Almost anywhere with long lines, crowds, and heat. If they’ve got all three, I probably won’t go, no matter what the draw.

Favorite genre: I’m a promiscuous reader and read in many genres, but mystery is my favorite.

Books you would ban: Anything with torture or violence against women or animals.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Mary Feliz writes the Maggie McDonald Mysteries featuring a Silicon Valley professional organizer and her sidekick golden retriever. She's worked for Fortune 500 firms and mom and pop enterprises, competed in whale boat races and done synchronized swimming. She attends organizing conferences in her character's stead, but Maggie's skills leave her in the dust. Address to Die For, the first book in the series, was named a Best Book of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews. All of her books have spent time on the Amazon best seller list.

Connect with Mary:
Website  |  Blog Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads 

Buy the book:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo


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