What motivates you to write?
The excitement of a new story.
What writing are you most proud of? (Add a link if you like)
I wrote a piece about my Mom on my blog that got great response and my mom loved it. She is the person who taught me to read when teachers had given up on me and now she had Macular Degeneration and struggles to read now. It was a very personal story that I never thought I’d share because I’m intensely private. http://sostacythought.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/if-it-wasn%E2%80%99t-for-my-mom-i-wouldn%E2%80%99t-be-a-writer-now/
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
My family. My husband is an amazing person and so is our little girl. Without them I would be a bitter old shut-in.
What books did you love growing up?
So many. I can’t wait to read the Boxcar Children with my little girl. Also the Little House on the Prairie books. But my all time favorite book was Pipi Longstockings. I read it so much that my family started to call me Pipi. My Dad still calls me Pip.
Who is your favorite author?
Stephen King has to be at the top. I also love Anne George, Jodi Picoult, and of course Agatha Christie.
The irreverent detective is back, and this time she’s on vacation. God help us all…
St. Paul, Minnesota Homicide Detective, Catherine O’Brien, and her loving husband Gavin, are vacationing on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. When a local is murdered, Catherine is tapped to help the small town Sheriff until the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrives to take over the investigation. Catherine is surprised when her partner Louise and Diggs, the forensic pathologist, whose crush on Louise is only dwarfed by his own genius, show up to assist instead of the BCA. Before long, Catherine and Louise discover this sleepy little town has a dark side hidden beneath its placid lake charms. Somewhere in the tangle of cheating and deception is a motive for murder.
Genre – Mystery
Rating – PG13