My friend Janet Rudolph writes several blogs: one on chocolate, one on her business on Team Building, and one on mystery related topics. Sometimes she has authors guest blog on the mystery site. And sometimes Janet says if people post comments they will have a chance to win a book by that day's author. Last week the guest blogger was Sue Ann Jaffarain. I commented and I won!
I was allowed to pick the book I wanted from Sue Ann Jaffarian's three series. One series I hadn't read yet, so I picked the first book of the series, The Ghost of Granny Apples series. Ms. Jaffarian writes with humor, plots well, throws in surprises, and has clear characters. I never forget who characters are in her books. And trust me some books I have to keep a score card to remember everyone.
These are highly entertaining books but not fluff. If you haven't read her work, pick a series and enjoy a good read.
A statement she ended the blog with I have heard other authors make. "The series writes itself, I am just the medium." I often wonder what it would be like to have all those characters running around in my head. The authors must feel a desperate need to write and let the characters take over.
A big thank you to Ms. Jaffarian for writing books that are so enjoyable. And a big thank you for the book I have won.