Multi-genre author Susan Whitfield writes the Logan Hunter Mystery series: Genesis Beach, Just North of Luck,Hell Swamp, Sin Creek and Sticking Point. She authored Killer Recipes, a unique cookbook, and wrote a women's fiction, Slightly Cracked. She is currently writing an historical fiction titled Sprig of Broom. Susan interviews authors and industry experts on the blog. Web site: www.susanwhitfieldonline.com
Linda Weaver Clarke is
from Color Country, which is located in southern Utah. It’s a beautiful area
full of red mountains, which sits likes an oasis in the middle of the desert.
throughout the United States, teaching and encouraging people to write their
family history and autobiography. She is the mother of six daughters and has
several grandchildren. Clarke is the author of several historical romances, a
mystery/adventure series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series. All her
books are family-friendly.
How many books have you written?
I have written 18 books and am working on book number 19. I
have written cozy mysteries, mystery suspense, historical romance, children’s,
and non-fiction. Each genre was fun to write but my favorite is cozy mystery.
Give a short synopsis of your most recently published book.
Her Lost Love: Amelia
Moore Detective Series is the fifth book in this cozy mystery series. Amelia
Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing
persons. Julie Anderson feels a need to find the man she fell deeply in love
with during her youth. When Julie went off to college to become a lawyer, she
lost contact with her high school sweetheart. She now wants to know what became
of Joey and why he stopped writing to her? This is an assignment that intrigues
Amelia. The thought of finding a long-lost love seems quite romantic.
What challenges did you face while writing this book?
One of the challenges an author faces when writing mysteries
is to not divulge too much information and make it too easy for the reader to
figure out. I have to give just enough to the reader to make him want to read
more, but not enough to have him figure it out too soon. So far, I have been
able to fool most of my readers. One reader said an author has never fooled her
before, and she was able to figure out the mystery every time. Then she went on
to say that I was the first author who surprised her. This book is my fifth
cozy mystery and I was able to fool her every time.
Do you travel to do research or for inspiration? Can you
share some special places with us?
I travel on the Internet if I can’t go there in person.
Because of the intense research I do, I have had people tell me that my
descriptions were so well done that they thought I had visited that country. People
who actually went to Ireland said I had portrayed it perfectly in The Shamrock Case. I not only research
the landscape but the history in that area so I can bring a bit of Ireland to
my reader, or a bit of Bali Island in The
Bali Mystery, and so on.
Can you tell us your future writing goals/projects?
Absolutely! This cozy mystery series is going to be on audio
and I’m so excited about it. The narrator is fantastic and she portrays my
characters so well. The accent she uses for someone from another country is impressive.
I’m so pleased. She just finished the first book in this series and is about to
begin with the second one. As I listened to the audio, I could see everything
unfolding before my eyes… or inside my head. Haha.
Where can folks learn more about your books and events?
Are your books available in print and ebook formats?
My books are available in print form and e-book at Barnes
and Noble and at Amazon. If you go to http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/purchasebook.html,
then that site will lead you to the correct bookstore with one click.
Best of luck with all endeavors, Linda!