Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder...

Tourist season has hit Bushwhack and Andie Sullivan--owner of Sullivan's Adventure Company--is ready for her town to fill up with city slickers, snotty teens, and the dollars she needs to keep her business afloat after her messy divorce from Bucky Gunn--local celebrity rafting guide and Sullivan's main competition. With all her guided tours booked, it finally seems lady luck is on her side.

But then Bucky is found dead. Not great.

And she's the prime murder suspect. Double not great.

Being framed for murder sucks worse than a rabid chipmunk bite. Andie's determined to clear her name, and this time her survival training skills won't be used to fetch an ice pack. But how long can she stay one step ahead of a killer before she becomes the final victim?

Book Details:

Title: The Killer Outdoors

Author: Jodi Linton

Genre: cozy mystery 

Series: A Southwest Exposure Mystery, book 1

Published: October 5, 2020

Print length: 162 pages
On tour with: Great Escape Book Tours



If you could talk to someone (living), who would it be and what would you ask them? 

Easy. Reece Witherspoon. I find her to be a fascinating person. She’s a mom, businesswoman, and lover of books. She’s also from the south like me, and after reading her cookbook I know we’d have fun cooking together.

If you could live in any time period which would it be?
I’d like to visit the sixties so I could see my mom as a teenager.

If you could step back into a moment or day in time, where would you go?
I’d revisit high school Jodi, and tell myself that everything will turn out just fine. You don’t have to impress anyone, just live your life for you. Everything else will fall into place. I’d also say don’t stress about not having a prom date, because one day you’ll meet a wonderful man and all thoughts about that silly prom will vanish.  

If you could be anything besides a writer, what would it be?
I’d be a chef. Cooking is a favorite pastime of mine. I have acquired many kitchen gadgets and cookbooks, and I love creating fancy dinners as well as fun everyday meals. My hope is to in a year to have a new kitchen (either move or remodel) so I can have more workable space.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where in the world would it be?
That’s a big question, and one I’ve thought a lot about. Before getting married and becoming a mom, I was a traveler. I visited several European countries as well as Turkey (which was a fascinating trip if I do say myself. But if I had to choose one place to live, I’d choose Greece. There’s something magical about the endless blue oceans and beach villages. To me it seems like a very relaxing place to live out your life. 


5 things you never want to run out of:
 •    coffee
 •    creamer
 •    gas in my car
 •    moisturizer
 •    lipstick

5 things you always put in your books:   
•    beer
•    sassy heroine
•    over-the-top town people
•    mullets
•    small town diner

5 favorite places you’ve been:   
•    Istanbul
•    Paris
•    New York
•    Disney World
•    Denver

5 favorite books:   
•    Little Fires Everywhere
•    Sharp Objects
•    No Exit
•    Salem Falls
•    The Doctor’s Wife


What’s one thing that very few people know about you?
I was first published at the age of 14 when I won a poetry contest in Texas. 

What’s your favorite vacation spot?
Red River, New Mexico, or Salida Colorado.

What’s your favorite quote?
“I think we can agree that all wine tastes the same, and if you spend more than $5 on wine, you are very stupid.” April Ludgate, Parks and Rec.  (This is so me. I always buy the cheap wine. Lol.)

What’s your favorite color?
Emerald green.

What’s one thing you never leave the house without?

What’s your latest recommendation for:
Food: Cauliflower pizza crust
Music: Flora Cash
Movie: Oldie, but Father of the Bride with Steven Martin. Just finished watching it with the kids. They are Steve Martin fans for life!
Book: My Lovely Wife
TV: Parks and Rec
Netflix/Amazon Prime: Dead to Me, Red Oaks
Miscellaneous: Wander Beauty Baggage Claim under the eye patches. I told my husband if I could only take one item to an island the eye patches would win over him. lol


Jodi Linton is an author of several romance novels and cozy mysteries. She pens funny, romantic, whodunnits during her days in between being a carpool mom. She lives in Texas with her husband, who she runs the family day business with, and two kids. When she isn’t writing her next page turner, she likes to delve into her hobby of finding all the cool, new makeup products to buy.

Connect with Jodi:
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1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really good. Thanks for the article. And your dog is beautiful!!


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