Saturday, August 2, 2014
Author and Protagonist Brainstorm Next Book
Interview with Author Isabella Alan and Protagonist of the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series, Angie Braddock
Isabella: Great news! I’ve just learned there will be a book 4 and 5 in the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series. Angie, aren’t you excited?!
Angie: That’s great news! I’m so glad my story will continue.
Isabella: I know! I can’t wait to put you in more fun situations!
Angie: Hey wait, I think we have a difference of opinion over what a “fun” situation is. What do you mean?
Isabella: Solving crimes and chasing down crazy Amish killers, of course!
Angie: I don’t know how great this is… does this mean I will have more near death experiences while trying to catch a murderer? I mean, how many times will I be threatened with a pitchfork? I HATE pitchforks.
Isabella: Ehh. It’s no big deal.
Angie: Maybe to you! You’re not the one almost dying in every single book.
Isabella: If you feel so passionate about it, how about you help me think of an idea for the next book. We need a hook… in the biz that’s the thing that grabs readers…
Angie: I know what a hook is. You can be so annoying!
Isabella: (sigh) Okay, give me an idea.
Angie: How about a quiet weekend at an Amish B&B with the sheriff….
Isabella: That is suddenly raided by the Amish Mafia!!
Angie: OMG! You know as well as anyone that the Amish Mafia isn't true.
Isabella: What about pirates?
Angie: Are you insane? There are no pirates in Holmes County. I can’t even believe I’m having this conversation.
Isabella: I think I have an even better idea. Yes, this will be epic.
Angie: What? What is it?
Isabella: You will have to wait and see.
Angie: Hey, that’s not fair! The protagonist is always the last to know. I have rights, you know!
Isabella: There will be a happy ending. I promise.
Angie: There better be or… or… I’ll sic Oliver my French bulldog on you.
Isabella: Oliver loves me.
Angie: I know. Darn.
Murder, Served Simply coming in December!
Isabella Alan is the pen name for Agatha Award-nominated author, Amanda Flower.