Thursday, January 2, 2014

Amanda Flower/Isabella Alan's Characters Share Their New Year's Resolutions

India Hayes from the India Hayes Mystery Series (Maid of Murder and Murder in a Basket)
Chloe Humphrey from the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series (A Plain Death, A Plain Scandal, and A Plain Diasppearance)
Angie Braddock from the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series (Plainly Murder and Murder, Plain and Simple)

Amanda/Isabella: Hi, ladies, thanks for visiting today. It’s not often I see all three of you together.

India: No, you don't. In fact, I haven't seen you all year, Miss Author. What do you have say about that?

Amanda/Isabella: India, I know it's been a long time, but good things will come. Now, did any of you make New Year’s resolutions?

Chloe: I did. I hope to get to know the Troyer family better, especially Timothy.

India: That is so sweet. Amanda/Isabella/whatever-you-call-yourself-nowadays, did you create Chloe because you got tired of my sarcasm?

Amanda: Of course not. I love you all equally.

Angie: Hey, I’m sarcastic, and she created me.

India: Not at my level, I'm afraid. But I saw you got a French bulldog as a sidekick. You are so lucky. My black cat, Templeton. I love him, but he never leaves my duplex and he has an attitude.

Amanda/Isabella: Templeton is a good cat. He’s misunderstood. Can we get issue at hand? Angie, what’s your resolution?

Angie: I haven’t really thought about it. I’ve been so busy this year with my aunt’s quilt shop. I guess resolve to keep Running Stitch, the quilt shop, afloat and not find any more dead bodies. The dead bodies are starting to creep me out.
Chloe: Me too. No more dead bodies.

India: I second that!

Amanda/Isabella: Ladies, you are amateur sleuths. If you didn't find dead bodies, I would have nothing to write about and we'd all be out of the job.

Angie: Huh, I never looked at it that way.
 Amanda/Isabella: India, care to share your resolution?

India: My New Year’s resolution is to have the rest of my story told. I’m looking at you, Flower. You do know you left readers hanging at the end of Murder in a Basket, don't you?

Amanda: Don’t worry. This will be the year I write your story. You will all have new books written this year. India, yours might not come out until early 2015 though.

India: Figures.

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  1. I really enjoyed Murder, Plain and Simple. A very successful blending of cultures and the characters within each culture along with a very well written mystery. I enjoyed it very much and have recommended it to several of my friends.

    1. Thank you, Dianne! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!

  2. I like all the series but since India was my first, I have a soft spot for her and am glad there will be a new book...even if it doesn't come out until next year.

    1. I have a soft spot for India too. I miss her. :)

  3. Cute! I like that your characters are having a conversation.