Monday, March 16, 2015

Tour Kick Off - Murder, Mystery, & Dating Mayhem by @denaehaggerty

Humorous Chick Lit with a Dash of Murder/Mystery
Date Published: March 1, 2015

My name is Izzy. I drink too much, am clumsier than a newborn foal, and my brain-to-mouth filter often malfunctions. My daredevil husband killed himself in a parachuting accident five years ago and my best friend Jack has decided it’s time I jump back in the dating pool. He’s perfectly happy to throw me in if I don’t listen. Just when things in the dating world start to heat up, my grandma dies. Only her knitting group of Jessica Fletcher wannabes is sure it’s murder. I’m not convinced but I’m always up for a bit of excitement as long as it doesn’t lead to a night in jail. Well, more than one night anyway. Will I miss my chance at love because I’m chasing imaginary killers? Did someone really kill grandma or am I and my merry band of geriatric thieves imagining things?

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes, definitely! And someday I hope to make more than enough money to pay for coffee (even if they are the expensive lattes)

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
After I finish a book, I feel really adrift. I have lots and lots of ideas, but I’m a bit afraid to start all over. Can I pull it off again? Can I actually finish another book?

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
I have a group of girlfriends who are very supportive and read my manuscripts in advance to give me critique and helpful comments.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’m working on two novels at the moment. One novel stars the characters of the currently touring book Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem. It will be another chick lit novel with a bit of a mystery. I’m also working on a spy thriller with a side of romance that plays in Istanbul during the Second World War. It’s a long-term project as there are few research materials available in a language I speak.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I am completely and totally addicted to reading. Seriously, it’s a problem. I read a book a day and I just finished Workman’s Complication.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
A humorous chick lit w/a side of murder. Will Izzy & her old lady gang figure out who murdered grandma & will Izzy find love?

This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3?
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Mashed Potatoes
#4 – Comedy or Drama?
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Nicholas Sparks
#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
#7 – Call or Text?
#8 – Public School or Home School?
Public School
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
#10 – eBook or Paperback?

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my fifth book.

March 17 - What is That Book About - Guest Post
March 18 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
March 19 - Celtic Lady Reviews - Excerpt
March 20 - Texas Book Nook - Excerpt
March 21 - Satin's Bookish Corner - Excerpt
March 22 - Andi's Book Reviews - Guest Post
March 23 - Snarky Mom Reads - Excerpt
March 24 - IEquals Alissa - Excerpt
March 25 - Cooking From a Stay at Home Mom - Review
March 25 - Indie Writers Review - Excerpt
March 26 - Steamy Side - Review
March 27 - A Life Through Books - Interview
March 29 - A Place in the Spotlight - Excerpt
March 30 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review
March 31 - Harps Romance Book Blog - Review
April 1 - StarAngels Reviews - Review
April 2 - Word Menagerie - Review
April 3 - Books and Pearls - Review
April 5 - Books Direct Online - Excerpt
April 6 - Storey Book Reviews - Excerpt
April 7 - Mikky's World of Books - Excerpt
April 8 - Reeca's Pieces - Review
April 9 - Natural Bri - Review
April 10 - Tea and A Book - Review
April 10 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

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