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Arrowed: Resort to Murder 4
by Avery Daniels
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Arrowed: Resort to Murder 4
4th in Series
Publisher: Blazing Sword Publishing Ltd. (March 1, 2021)
Paperback: 266 pages
It all began when a dying man with an arrow in his chest grabs her ankle.
During a heatwave at a Santa Fe resort, Julienne has the resort owner pressuring her to solve the murder. The victim is a high profile businessman who made enemies rather than friends, leaving Julienne with a roster of suspects. She was supposed to be training the staff and spending quality time with Mason rather than investigating a murder. The heat turns up when an old girlfriend of Mason’s checks in and is determined to get back together.
Hi, Avery, Thanks for taking the time to share a bit about yourself with my readers and me!
Tell us a little about yourself.
Colorado Springs is my home town. I love the relatively mild winters, and mild warmth in the summer, low bug population, and great outdoors. It is the home of a five star resort that I grew up enjoying, so it was natural to write a mystery series based at that resort under a fictional name. I have two black cats, Dani and Codi are brothers and I love and spoil them.
How long have you been writing?
When I was in my teens she wrote a short story about an injured fawn and a girl’s journey to nurse it back to health. I wrote the story for fun, not a school assignment or even extra credit. I loved every minute of writing the story. Fast forward many years and I still had the bug. I spent around ten years or so taking classes on writing fiction, attending writer’s conferences, reading books about how to write etc. I eventually got to the point where I just had to get down to the actual writing and the Resort to Murder series was born.
I love that you got your love of reading from your mother and grandmother. Can you share a memory of talking about a specific book at the dinner table?
I don’t remember any book titles, but my mother and grandmother were discussing a historical fiction book about one of Henry VIII’s wives. They got in-depth into his wives and which died in what manner. For a long time I was the weird third grader who knew all about the morbid way Henry VIII’s wives died. I suspect my teacher was a little concerned about that.
What is the first book you remember reading as a child? What was one of your favorite books you read as a child?
I read so much! During the summer I could read a Nancy Drew a day. I remember reading an age appropriate book on Betsy Ross that I loved. I also preferred the Three Investigators mystery books to many others at the time. They were written by different authors over time, but I think most of the ones I read were by William Arden or Robert Arthur.
Did you always want to be an author? What made you choose the cozy mystery genre?
Yes, I pretty much wanted to write since my youth. An author advised me to write what I read the most. That narrowed it down to mystery, but I liked the lighter focus of cozies in general so I got started on the Resort to Murder series, but I was also working on a Thriller at the same time.
Do you prefer to read cozy mystery books, or do you have another favorite genre? What are you reading now?
I prefer cozies for fun, historical mysteries, police procedurals, amateur sleuths, paranormal mysteries, thrillers (except psychological thrillers). I occasionally will read high fantasy and sci-fi. I tend to read several at a time (and I don’t get them confused!) I am reading The Alchemical Detective (Kirsten Weiss), The Assassins (Gayle Lynds), The Order (Daniel Silva), Murder at Queen’s Landing (Andrea Penrose), Deadly Fashion (Kate Parker), Deja Moo (Kirsten Weiss), and Verse and Vengeance (Amanda Flower) currently.
Do you like audiobooks, physical books, or e-books better? Why?
I tend to use an e-reader for convenience, but I still use print books a lot. Not so much on the audio books.
If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in that same setting, where would you choose?
Paris, France. I got to vacation there in 2010 and loved it! I found the people, for the most part, helpful and warm. Although London would be an amazing second, and easier with language.
What or who has influenced you the most as a writer?
Mary Stewart ( 17 Sept 1916 – 9 May 2014) was a master of suspense and made the setting a character. Absolutely love her writing. Her Merlin trilogy is an experience not to be missed. Disney made her book The Moonspinners into a movie.
Do you have any author friends who support you while you’re writing? Do you belong to any writing groups?
I am a member of Sisters in Crime. I have a few authors I know who support me even after our critique group disbanded.
Finally, what are you working on now? Can you tell us a bit about it?
I am starting a paranormal cozy series with the main character a newbie vampire who reads self-improvement books. I am looking forward to it. I am plotting the next Resort to Murder book, Stoned. And I’m researching for my next thriller book (under pen name C.G. Abbot).
Thank you again! I really enjoyed reading your answers. The Moonspinners is such a good movie! I’ll have to check out her Merlin trilogy!
About Avery Daniels
Avery Daniels was born and raised in Colorado, graduated from college with a degree in business administration and has worked in fortune 500 companies and Department of Defense her entire life. Her most eventful job was apartment management for 352 units. She still resides in Colorado with two brother black cats as her spirited companions. She volunteers for a cat shelter, enjoys scrapbooking and card making, photography, and painting in watercolor and acrylic. Avery inherited a love for reading from her mother and grandmother and grew up talking about books at the dinner table.
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