Friday, September 7, 2012

Dying for more time!

By Lizzie Turner from 
A Killer Read, the first in the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries.

School’s back in, as everyone well knows, so I’ve been hard at work these last few weeks getting everything ready. As a reading specialist, I work with the students, teachers and parents so there’s never a dull moment. Which is why, I really don’t need to be chasing murderers around all the time!

You’d think my author would get that. The kids need me and my bosses really would prefer I spend all my work hours focused on just that. But no, she has to ramp up my life with a body, like the poor guy who was found outside Molly’s house right after our first ever book club meeting wound up. Did I mention he was dead?

While I’m really thrilled that the second book in the series, Read and Buried, will be available in bookstores at the beginning of Dec., I’m more than a bit concerned that there’s yet another body demanding my time.

Of course, we’re leading up to Christmas holidays in it, so there’s less pressure on the job but also, more on my plate – our annual choir Christmas concert, signing at the Christmas Eve service, visiting my mama, book club meetings, buying gifts and decorating the house. Of course, that gets me into a lot of trouble, in more ways than one.

Christmas. Time of peace and goodwill. Sigh.

Not for everyone in Ashton Corners. At least, I have some time off to look forward to.

Are there some people in your life you’d like to ask to just back off and give you some space? If so, how do you do it without doing in the relationship?


A Killer Read, #2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List
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  1. Hmmmm. I suppose asking your author to back off and leave you more space might ruin *that* relationship...

  2. Oooh, that's a tough one! Mostly I just do what I can and feel guilty about the rest!!