Welcome to my blog, Dorian. Tell us…
1. What is your ultimate goal?
Dorian, taps a cigarette from a crumpled pack and lights up. “To be rich, famous and loved,” she intones blowing a plume of smoke in my direction.
2. What makes you so driven to accomplish this goal?
She scratches under her bun and thinks, “The usual, an unhappy childhood. I was never a pretty girl. Ms. Kern, my dear, dear friend, is more my style. But if I were her, I’d dress better. She has seven suits in her closet all the same color, dirty midnight. And, they don’t show off her figure. Yeah, I’d want to look like her—the sallow little twit.”
3. If you could choose anyone from the literary world as your partner in crime, who would you choose and why?
Grinding her cigarette into an objet d’art, “Well it sure wouldn’t be another agent. I’m THE agent people should use. I’d choose publisher friend Morey. If nothing else, I like his earring, really. But seriously folks, I’d pick Robert Louis Stevenson’s Mr. Hyde. He had interesting drugs.” Laughs.
“Maybe he’d silence that talking Mynah bird of Penny’s. Bilgie lived among the barflies on the docks in a beach town. He’ll be the death of me yet.”
4. Describe yourself in three words or less.
Opening another pack of smokes: “Ambitious, ambitious, ambitious.”
While the smoke clears around here, read on for more information about the cozy mystery, Kill Fee:
When Penny Olsen’s uncle is murdered during a bridge tournament, she inherits fifteen million dollars, servants and his moldy mausoleum, a ninety-eight-year-old beach house on an environmentally sensitive property.
But who, in this town of genteel seniors would kill this beloved man and the editor of EARTH-be-WARE Magazine? Perhaps the same person, or persons, who are after Penny. What secret do Penny and Cole share that bonds them together—and almost tears them apart?
Buy Links: http://bit.ly/1p1DPlR
Visit Julie's Web site at www.books-jepainter.com
Or follow her here:
Julie is also a regular blogger on http://thewritersvineyard.com/ , and feature writer for Her flash fiction appears under http://bewilderingstories.com/bios/painter_bio.htm