Hi, Deborah! So glad you stopped by. First question.
Which author would you never get tired of, and why?
Deborah: This is a hard one. I have enjoyed a lot of authors over the years. It’s hard to pick one when there are so many good Christian authors. I will say Ann George and Patricia Sprinkle influenced my writing cozy mysteries. Even though their books would not be considered Christian fiction (I didn’t even know it existed then) their books taught me a lot about writing cozies.
I do enjoy a good mystery. 🙂 Especially if there is an interesting villain.
Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Deborah: Oh, I don’t think I’ve ever thought of this before. If I had to pick one it would be Bob Ewell in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” That man was downright mean and was out to get Scout and Jem. That was such a tense scene (in the book and in the movie) when they were coming back from the costume party and he is after them. Love Boo Radley 🙂
A great southern novel. Last question:
What project are you currently working on?
Deborah: Glad you ask this. I just finished up edits on my latest book “Buckhead Dead.” This is the first book in a new series with new characters. The Skye Southerland Cozy Mystery Series happens in and around Atlanta, GA. Skye is an interior decorator and her husband, Mitch, deals in antiques. Honey Truelove is Skye’s best friend and assistant at Stylish Décor. Honey’s cousin, Ginger, who is a recovering exotic dancer has come to stay with Honey for a while. Of course they have all kinds of adventures, even going to the Caribbean while solving a crime. As you can see I’m super excited about this series. I’m hoping it will be out in time for Christmas! Thank you for having me, Jennifer and crew!
Oh, good! A new book for me to read. Thanks so much for the visit.
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Chilled in Chattanooga
Trixie Montgomery, her best friend Dee Dee, and her beloved Nana are out to experience the city of Chattanooga, while Trixie attends a writer’s conference and works on a murder mystery for Georgia By the Way. But who would have guessed that Trixie would not only uncover a body in the deep freeze but also end up a prime suspect in the murder case? With a killer on the loose, Trixie and Dee Dee have to work fast to find out who is responsible for the crime before Trixie ends up getting locked up for a murder she clearly didn’t commit but is surely being framed for! Join Trixie and Dee Dee as they, along with Trixie’s Nana, sort through suspects and get to the bottom of yet another murder mystery while still finding time to enjoy the sights in Chattanooga!
Deborah Malone’s first novel Death in Dahlonega, finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Category Five writing contest! Deborah was also nominated for 2011 and 2012 Georgia Author of the Year in Novel category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, for the historic magazine “Georgia Backroads” since 2001. She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in “Tales of the Rails,” edited by Olin Jackson, as well as the “Christian Communicator.” She is a member of Georgia Writer’s Association, Advanced Writer’s and Speaker’s Association and the American Christian Fiction Writers.
You can find Deborah at: www.deborah-malone.com