Once more this author of probably thirty-five or more books has written another one while I’m only in the process of writing my second book in my series. Her latest is in her Tempe Crabtree series. Let’s hear what she has to say. – Linda
The Character Named Linda Thorne
Linda won my last contest to have her name used in a Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. The Linda Thorne in Not as it Seems is one of the bridesmaids chosen by Blair’s fiancée to be in their wedding. Linda is tall and has long red hair—and she also has some secrets. And, the big fact about her is she’s a suspect in a murder.
When giving a character the name of a real person, you can be sure that the character will neither look like nor be like the person who has shared their name. Another criteria is that in most cases, they will not reappear in another book in the series.
I warned Linda the character who sported her name might not be the nicest person—and she didn’t seem to mind.
I’m not going to say any more because I don’t want to spoil the mystery. What I will say is I loved writing this book as it’s set in a real place that I love to visit, Morro Bay.
Thank you, Linda, for allowing me to borrow your name for this character. I really had fun writing her.
Tempe and Hutch travel to Morro Bay for son Blair’s wedding, but when the maid-of-honor disappears, Tempe tries to find her. The search is complicated by ghosts and Native spirits.
Character Naming Contest:
Once again, I’ll name a character after the person who leaves a comment on the most blogs.
Tomorrow I’ll be stopping by Evelyn Cullet’s http://Evelyncullet.com/ and telling where the idea for Not as It Seems came from.
Marilyn Meredith now lives in the foothills of the Southern Sierra, about 1000 feet lower than Tempe’s Bear Creek, but much resembles the fictional town and surroundings. She has nearly 40 books published, mostly mysteries. Besides writing, she loves to give presentations to writers’ groups. She’s on the board of the Public Safety Writers Association, and a member of Mystery Writers of America and three chapters of Sisters in Crime, including the Central Coast chapter.
Tomorrow I’ll be visiting Dames of Dialogue https://damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/ and Betty Dravis asked me to tell how I got started writing.Please share: