Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat Mystery)
Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery (Book 4)
Publisher: Berkley (January 3, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01E4WAHRA
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE TELLING TAILS?
TELLING TAILS began the same way every book I write does, with me saying, “What if?” In this case, it was what if you saw a dead body but people didn’t believe you because the body had disappeared. The more I thought about it, the more intrigued I was. In TELLING TAILS it’s Rose Jackson who sees the body. Rose is a senior citizen, so some people immediately assumed she’d had a stroke or was just confused from being hit over the head.
WHAT CHARACTER IN TELLING TAILS IS THE MOST/LEAST LIKE YOU, AND IN
Mr. P. has to be the least like me. He’s a whiz with a computer, me, not so much! I’m like Sarah in the sense that I like coffee. But she’s a lot braver and has better hair than I do. I’m a better cook.
The fact that the seniors like to drink a lot of tea comes from my mother and her friends. No matter what they were doing, they always began by making tea. My mother was British so there was no dunking a teabag in a cup. She always used a teapot.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART IN TELLING TAILS?
There’s a scene early in the book, when Rose is in the hospital, that I really like. I also like any scene that takes place during Thursday Night Jam at the pub. Sarah and her best friend Jess have some great conversations at The Jam.
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART TO WRITE?
The hardest part to write was probably the scenes with Rose and the dog who found her after she’d been hit over the head. The dog was inspired by my neighbor’s dog, Mona, who died recently. She was a great dog!
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER BOOKS/STORIES IN THE WORKS?
I do. I’ve just finished the next Second Chance Cat book, tentatively titled THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST. And there will be a new Magical Cats mystery this fall, A TALE OF TWO KITTIES.
Thanks for having me.
Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of author and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan. Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores. And she admits to having a small crush on Matt Lauer.
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