It's so great to have you on my blog today.
You have a new book to tell us about, and I'm very excited to read this one.
But first, settle back on the tiltback chair, have a cup of tea with me, and tell us where you get your story ideas.
Hello Lorrie. Thanks so much for hosting me today on my second stop on the virtual book tour for my mystery/sweet romance, Coda to Murder, just released by MuseItUp Publishing last Friday.
Readers, thank you for visiting today. Please leave a comment to win a $10.00 MIU Publishing gift card and free e-books in the random drawing at the end of the tour.
In the News by J.Q. Rose
Authors are famous for borrowing from their life experiences to use in the lives of their characters. So many of us include people we know as characters in our stories. Hopefully they don’t recognize themselves. I like to mix up several people’s characteristics into one person in my story. Perhaps I will use a gesture like my brother’s humming softly and a physical characteristic like my mother’s gorgeous blue eyes and an idiom I learned while traveling. Combining all these traits into one character makes for an easily identifiable person for the reader.
Many times an article in the news will find a place in my stories.
In Sunshine Boulevard, the very real problem of the animal’s natural habitat disappearing to become malls and housing projects was very important to the story. In Coda to Murder Pastor Christine finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation, not something typically included in a pastor’s studies in seminary. But that is not the only unusual circumstance she faces as the spiritual leader at Dayspring Church. The one in the following excerpt from the book was drawn from a news story in the Tampa Tribune. This incident is a turning point in Christine’s life, but I can’t tell you why or how because it will ruin the ending for you!!
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