Get your glass of sweet tea because today we are chatting with June Shaw, author of Dead on the Bayou. I am intrigued by the element of twin sisters as characters. She is from Southern Louisiana, a part of the country I am proud to have family members and I am also proud to share that we got through the entire interview without any mention of LSU. Go June!
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How did you come up with an idea for your book?
In South Louisiana, where I live and set the Twin Sisters mystery series, countless families own fishing camps along our numerous bayous and canals. The camps are places to do nothing but relax, although most of the men and many of the women enjoy time there cooking, playing cards, fishing or hunting. The twins secretly care about the same man, who’s moved in from out of town and wants their help fixing up an old camp he purchases. None of them could imagine discovering a dead body there—the body of someone they all know. Surely none of the gators in the area could have pulled her in, done the death dance with her on the bayou’s floor—and then tied her inside the camp—could it? I thought it would be fun for readers to try to discover the killer before the twins become the next victims.
What scene do you hope your readers enjoy the most?
I hope readers have fun with the entire book. Most might like racing through the conflict and having them face the killer the most.
What other things have you written or what projects might we see in the future?
A FATAL ROMANCE was the first book in this series; A MANOR OF DEATH will follow DEAD ON THE BAYOU.
If you could write any other genre what would that be?
I wrote a nonfiction about my amazing mom, a children’s book (HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PET GHOST) with my youngest grandchild, and a YA dystopian (JUST ONE FRIEND) with my teen granddaughters who wanted to write a book with me. All were great fun for us!
Is there a giveaway or promotion with this book?
Absolutely! An e-book of DEAD ON THE BAYOU will be given in a random drawing. Your readers can enter below!
Where can readers leave reviews of your book?
Reviews really help authors. If you enjoy my book, I hope you will leave one on Amazon, NOOK, iBooks, KOBO, or Goodreads.
It may be easier to patch up an old home than a broken heart. But along the Louisiana bayou, where beauty and danger mingle all too seamlessly, thoughts of romance may have to simmer on the back burner . . .
Twin sisters and fellow divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have established their home repair and remodeling business with an eye toward quality and personal attention. So when they’re approached by hunky Dave Price to fix up his bayou fishing camp, they’re more than happy to take the job—especially since they both secretly think he may prove to be more than just another satisfied customer . . .
The ramshackle campsite could certainly use a woman’s touch. What it does not need is a dead body—but that’s what the trio stumble across. Clearly, the poor soul was murdered—and once the town tongue-waggers get going, Sunny, Eve, and Dave come under suspicion of the police, not to mention potential clients . . .
Now, with their futures on the line, their brewing love triangle will have to wait. Helped—and harried—by the twins’ mother and her retirement home’s cadre of amateur sleuths, the trio starts snooping on their own. But when another dead body turns up, they’ll have to get their hands dirtier than a swamp-bottom snake if they hope to clear their names . . .
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