Saturday, December 8, 2018

FEATURED AUTHOR: DEBRA H. GOLDSTEIN




ABOUT THE BOOK


For culinary challenged Sarah Blair, there’s only one thing scarier than cooking from scratch—murder!
 


Married at eighteen, divorced at twenty‑eight, Sarah Blair reluctantly swaps her luxury lifestyle for a cramped studio apartment and a law firm receptionist job in the tired hometown she never left. With nothing much to show for the last decade but her feisty Siamese cat, RahRah, and some clumsy domestic skills, she’s the polar opposite of her bubbly twin, Emily—an ambitious chef determined to take her culinary ambitions to the top at a local gourmet restaurant . . .



Sarah knew starting over would be messy. But things fall apart completely when her ex drops dead, seemingly poisoned by Emily’s award-winning rhubarb crisp. Now, with RahRah wanted by the woman who broke up her marriage and Emily wanted by the police for murder, Sarah needs to figure out the right recipe to crack the case before time runs out. Unfortunately, for a gal whose idea of good china is floral paper plates, catching the real killer and living to tell about it could mean facing a fate worse than death—being in the kitchen!


Includes quick and easy recipes!


Book Details:


Title: One Taste Too Many

Author: Debra H. Goldstein

Genre: Cozy mystery

Series: A Sarah Blair Mystery, book 1

Publisher: Kensington (December 18, 2018)

Print length: 304 pages

On tour with: Great Escapes Book Tours





LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH DEBRA H. GOLDSTEIN


A few of your favorite things: Pizza and ice cream.
Things you need to throw out: The clothes that are too small on me.


Things you need in order to write: Show music.
Things that hamper your writing: Life’s obligations.


Things you love about writing: The joy of when I’m in the zone.
Things you hate about writing: When the words don’t flow.

Easiest thing about being a writer: Coming up with ideas.

Hardest thing about being a writer: Sticking to a schedule. It’s very easy for me to put off writing for days on end.


Things you love about where you live: I love that we rarely get snow and that the people are so gracious and kind.
Things that make you want to move: There really is nothing that would prompt me to move. Having lived in different places throughout the country, I feel a sense of peace and happiness in the South.

Things you never want to run out of: Dark chocolate and kisses from children and grandchildren.
Things you wish you’d never bought: The on the stove smoker (used once); my kitchen (infrequently used – may still have tags on some of the appliances).


Words that describe you: Judge, author, wife, step-mom, mother of twins, innovative, and loyal.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: Pudgy.

Favorite foods: Dark chocolate, pizza, and ice cream.
Things that make you want to throw up: The smell of fish cooking and cottage cheese. 

Favorite music or song: I love show music.
Music that make your ears bleed: Heavy metal.

Favorite beverage: Coca-cola.

Something that gives you a pickle face: Lemonade.

Favorite smell: The powdery smell of a baby; the unexplainable smell of a print book.

Something that makes you hold your nose: Rank garbage–a bag that’s been sitting around for a day or two with fish or Chinese food.

Something you’re really good at: Reading fast.

Something you’re really bad at: Dancing.

Something you wish you could do: Be in more places at the same time.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: For me, everything is an experience. I could do without having learned the concept of hatred, but most everything else, good or bad, is something I wouldn’t trade.

Something you like to do: Enjoy time with family and friends.
Something you wish you’d never done: Fall on my bottom trying to skate with grace and beauty.

Things you’d walk a mile for: To help someone; being able to obtain a good book.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: Realizing I’m in a gym and I need to exercise.

Things you always put in your books: Humor.

Things you never put in your books: Intentional slurs.

Things to say to an author:
“I enjoy your work.”
“Wow! Do you write well. I couldn’t put your book/story down.”

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: “Your writing stinks.”

Favorite things to do: Reading; going to a musical; sharing reading; and attending shows with others.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: Most kinds of exercise.

Things that make you happy: My family; a good book; a quiet moment; being told my words or actions have impacted someone.

Things that drive you crazy: Stupidity, people who simply don’t care.

Biggest lie you’ve ever told: “I like your book.”

A lie you wish you’d told: “I like your book.”

Best thing you’ve ever done: Being honest; Enjoyed something through the eyes of a child or grandchild.

Biggest mistake: Trying to cook a dinner, I made soup from scratch but then I threw noodles in at the last minute and it soaked up all the broth. My appetizer became chicken flavored seasoned noodles.

Most daring thing you’ve ever done: Walking away from my lifetime appointment as a judge to follow my passion for writing.

Something you chickened out from doing: Skydiving.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR 


Judge Debra H. Goldstein is the author of One Taste Too Many, the first of Kensington’s new Sarah Blair cozy mystery series. She also wrote Should Have Played Poker and 2012 IPPY Award winning Maze in Blue. Her short stories, including Anthony and Agatha nominated “The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie’s Place,” have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, and Mystery Weekly. Debra is president of Sisters in Crime’s Guppy Chapter, serves on SinC’s national board, and is president of the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

Connect with Debra:

Website  |  Blog Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads

Buy the book:

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Books-a-Million  |  IndieBound  |  Walmart Hudson Booksellers











4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the interview with Debra H. Goldstein. I love the love it or leave it way you do it. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.

    "One Taste Too Many" sounds like a wonderful book and one that I would very much love the opportunity to read. Absolutely adorable cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  2. THANK YOU for having me today. Love it or Leave it was so much fun ...and revealing.

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