What scares you? Serial killers? Tornados? Axe murderers? Vampires?
As a character in the Domestic Diva Mysteries, I can tell you that while killers are frightening, book reviewers are terrifying. Let’s face it. If a book reviewer complains about the fact that I wear my hair pulled back in a ponytail -- it’s likely to be cut. If a book reviewer thinks I should give Humphrey, the pale mortician looking for love, a chance -- dear heaven, he’s likely to coming trotting right over to my house.
Consequently, I was a little bit nervous when Krista took me along on a Molly Weston Tour. I’d heard that Grace had been on one, and she seemed none the worse for the wear, but still, you never know what a book reviewer might say.
Well, turns out Molly Weston is a hoot and she loves cozy characters. Whew! Molly would insist that she’s not a domestic diva, but we know that the most important quality of a domestic diva is making our guests comfortable, and she certainly knows how to do that. She invited us to her charming home, nestled in the shade of trees, and was the quintessential hostess, followed constantly by her adoring Lhasa Apso, Rags, who would have nothing to do with the rest of us.
If you’re lucky enough to live in North Carolina, look for Molly’s author panels, especially at the Cary and Apex libraries. She fooled Krista by never asking the same question twice. That means no canned responses from those lazy authors! Molly’s presentations pack the house, and the library hosts are lovely. But if you’re Hannibal Lecter or Stephanie Plum, forget about the Molly Weston tour. Molly only invites mystery characters, uh, authors who aren’t best sellers that everyone has already heard about. Molly delights in finding new mystery authors and telling the world about their books.
Molly shares her new finds at her blog Meritorious Mysteries, where she reviews mysteries and invites authors to guest blog.
~ Sophie Winston
Domestic Diva Mysteries