We have a new author to check out with her book Death by Donut. This is her fifth book in the series and it sounds delicious! I just hope when I go my obituary doesn’t read she died while stuffing her face with a donut. Scroll down for your chance to win one of three books in Rebecca’s giveaway (also posted on my Giveaway Page) but first let’s take a minute and learn more about the book and its author.
Cozy Mystery 5th In Series
About Death by Donut
Election day’s almost here, and the island’s new pool is on the line. JJ should be all in with the campaign, but when a prominent Island businessman drops dead at her feet in the Have-A-Bite Bakery, someone has a mystery to solve. JJ’s fiancé—police chief Ron Karlson—is out of town. Who else is there?
JJ is missing her sweetheart, tired of the winter rains, and distracted by everybody’s questions about when the wedding’s happening. Even more worrying, her foster-daughter’s father has failed to show up on schedule. No wonder JJ’s struggling to wrap this one up before someone else bites into the wrong donut. There’s no time to lose, because something truly essential is on the line: saving the bakery—and JJ’s favorite espresso brownies!
A Visit with Rebecca M. Douglass
How did you come with an idea for your book?
Since this is the 5th book in a series (6th if you count the novella), the cast and setting were there waiting for me. The mystery, of course, has to be invented new each time! I honestly don’t know how I got to the donut, but the cause of death was an outgrowth of an incident in my novella, “The Christmas Question.”
What scene do you hope your readers enjoy the most?
That’s a surprisingly hard question! I hope everyone is excited to read the final scenes, but maybe I most hope people will enjoy the opening—and keep on reading. I also always have some purely fun(ny) scenes in my books. I hope to give my readers a good chuckle, at least, at some of JJ’s struggles.
What other things have you written or what projects might we see in the future?
In addition to the Pismawallops PTA series, I have written 4 children’s novels. Three are in the Ninja Librarian series, and are a lot of fun for readers of all ages. I’m also in the process of putting out several collections of my flash fiction.
My next project, besides finishing the flash fiction collections, will be a new mystery series. It’s still in pretty early development, but I will say that the heroine is even less “traditional” than JJ. I hope to be able to start writing on that story this summer.
If you could write any other genre what would that be?
I enjoy writing fantasy and science fiction as well as mystery, and would very much like to someday finish a work of historical fiction I’ve been tinkering with for years, aimed at a middle-grade audience.
Is there a giveaway or promotion with this book?
Yes, I am giving away two copies of the ebook.
Where can readers leave reviews of your book?
Please feel free to leave reviews anywhere you like! Amazon reviews are especially helpful, but wherever you bought your copy is the best place in most cases.
Rebecca M. Douglass was raised in Washington State on an island only a little bigger than Pismawallops. Though she has lived most of her adult life in California, the salt waters of Puget Sound continue to call to her and she enjoys owning an island in the Salish Sea, even if she had to invent one to do so! Rebecca has written a number of children’s books as well as her Pismawallops PTA mysteries and has had short stories published in several anthologies. When she isn’t writing, she likes to spend her free time hiking and biking, and her vacations exploring the outdoor world by camping, hiking, and backpacking.
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Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5755891.Rebecca_M_Douglass