When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed
Boy, have we all been there, right? This week we’re celebrating the stick-to-it-ness of Indie Authors with:
About D.E. Haggerty:
I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on from my mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed.
College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although I did manage every once in a while to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear.
A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. Another job change, this time from lawyer to B&B owner and I was again fed up and ready to scream I quit, which is incredibly difficult when you own the business. Thus, I shut the B&B during the week and in the off-season and started writing.
Several books later I find myself in Istanbul writing full-time.
Join the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives as they solve the murder of Izzy’s grandma, figure out who is stealing money from Jack’s store, and clear Dee of murder charges. But don’t worry. Solving crimes won’t prevent the knitters from matchmaking Izzy, Jack, and Dee.
Who knew walking in on my husband getting it on with his skanky secretary and returning home to take care of my sick father would lead me to a new career as a professional blogger and into the arms of love?
★ Just released April 11th! ★
A little Q&A with D.E. Haggerty:
What genres do you normally focus on?
I started with writing a bit of everything from military suspense to historical mystery, but the vast majority of my novels are now cozy mysteries. In addition to the mystery part of the novel, I always like to add lots of laughs and a bit of romance.
What are you working on now?
Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker, which was recently released, is the first of the Death by Cupcake I’m working on two more books in the series.
When can we expect your next release?
I’m thinking mid- to end July. Assuming I can tear myself away from the sunny terrace.
What was the last book you read that you loved?
I absolutely adored Madison’s Song by Christine Amsden. Her Cassie Scot series is one of the reasons I started to read fantasy. Her books are so much fun!
If you had to compare yourself to 3 other authors, who would they be and why?
I love, love, love Janet Evanovich. Her books are just good fun. I hope readers find my books fun as well. Helen Fielding. One of my reviewers compared my last book, Molly’s Misadventures, to Bridget Jones’s Diary. I can only hope my book was half as funny. Hmmm… maybe Sam Crescent. I don’t write in the same genre as her, but her writing is somewhat reminiscent of mine – getting straight to the point.
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Thanks so much D.E. Haggerty for sticking it out with me this #WriterWednesday!