In celebration of her latest release, Nancy has agreed to give away two (2) copies of "Basket Case" (winner's choice of either a hard copy or eBook). You can enter by going to the Rafflecopter box at the end of this post. You must do this by September 17, 2015 to be eligible to win. If you are one of the randomly chosen winners, I will contact you to get your information to pass along to the author. Good luck!
A Word from Nancy …
Greetings, Leslie and Readers! What a high it is to be here sharing some things that inspired me to write Basket Case. The first point of inspiration has to be growing up in a small town – namely, Sapulpa, OK. Sapulpa had (still has!) a main drag rather than a town square, and there was I time I think I knew every inch of it.
The second and perhaps most important factor that inspired the book was being witness to my parents’ forever friendships - with people in our neighborhood, with those they’d met via my dad’s time in the Marine Corps, and those they’d met through work, volunteering, etc. Watching my parents and their friends age wasn’t always pretty, but they taught me the grace of growing older. Now I’m privileged to have my own relationship with my parents’ friends – and with their children.
Basket Case is set in fictional Lilyvale, Arkansas, but the town is based primarily on Magnolia, AR. A funny thing happened to me there, and though I don’t want to give it away, I did use an exaggerated version of the incident in the book. That paired with the fact that one of my older friends was raised in Magnolia sealed the deal in using the town as a template. I hope you’ll have fun meeting the Silver Six, their family, and their friends!
(I gave it 4/4.5 stars.)
Nancy Haddock is an award-winning and national bestselling author of mystery romance who now writes cozy mystery. Basket Case, the first book in the Silver Six Crafting mysteries, will be released in Sept. 2015 with Berkley Prime Crime. Her earlier books, also with Berkley, are La Vida Vampire, Last Vampire Standing, and Always The Vampire, feature Cesca, aka Gidget with fangs, and are set in Haddock’s current hometown, St. Augustine, FL. Nancy draws on historic wealth, southern culture, and the plain old quirkiness of places for her books. She lives with her husband and rescue dog Baron.
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