Saturday, August 2, 2014

Author and Protagonist Brainstorm Next Book

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.


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  1. This series needs to be on TBR LIST

  2. I am SO looking forward to 3, 4, and 5 - love the series so far!!

  3. I just started reading this series and I am hooked! Thank you!

  4. Looking forward to reading this series. Going to the top of the TBR list

  5. My 93-year-old mother is currently reading the second in the series. I haven't read the first one yet, but she really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to reading them soon!

  6. Looks like a great series to read!

  7. I love this series, and I am looking forward to future installments of Angie's story!

  8. The cover of the upcoming addition is FANTASTIC! I love it and want to jump right in!