In today’s episode, we discuss book three in one of my favorite PI series, Serena Manchester mystery series, Waning Innocence by Tyora Moody. It’s about a mother needing help finding her missing daughter. She believes her daughter’s boyfriend may have something to do with it.
We discuss potential suspects, some clues, the main characters investigative skills and more.
At the request of an old college chum, former CIA operative and private investigator Mari Ellwyn investigates the blackmailing of a CEO amid a high-profile IPO deal and a motivated witness determined to expose him for corruption and fraud. Mari’s new partner, Derek Abernathy tries to help uncover the truth behind the accidental death of two farm workers in the Central Valley, only to discover that they weren’t accidental and they’re connected to a seamy underworld of illegal drug manufacturing and toxic chemical dumping.
Lured by compassion and ties to their former lives, Ellwyn and Abernathy leverage their collective experience in the biggest challenge of their lives – bringing justice and staying alive in the process.
Lisa Towles is an award-winning, Amazon bestselling crime novelist and a passionate speaker on the topics of fiction writing, creativity, and Strategic Self Care. Lisa has nine crime novels in print with a new title, Salt Island, forthcoming in June of 2023. Her latest thriller, The Ridders, was an Amazon #2 Kindle Bestseller and won an American Fiction Award. Her psychological thriller, Hot House (June, 2022) was an Amazon #1 Bestseller (Kindle version) the first place Winner of the 2022 Book Fest Literary Award in Mystery & Crime. Her thriller Ninety-Five was released in November 2021 and won a Literary Titan Award for Fiction. Her 2019 thriller, The Unseen, was the Winner of the 2020 NYC Big Book Award in Crime Fiction, and a Finalist in the Thriller category of the Best Book Awards by American Book Fest. Her 2017 thriller, Choke, won a 2017 IPPY and a 2018 NYC Big Book Award for Thriller.
Lisa is an active member and frequent panelist/speaker of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She has an MBA in IT Management and works full-time in the tech industry.
In today’s episode, we discuss Goodbye, Love by Briuana Green, a coming-of-age romance book about a teenager dealing with the death of her father while trying to pursue getting into the college of her dreams.
We discuss some themes in the book, characters evolving throughout the story, family drama, unsuspecting twists and more.
In today’s episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Paranormal Crime Fiction Author J R Erickson. She was born in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in Mason where she lived with her parents and sister on a 40 acre pseudo-farm. Pseudo because there was no planting, to speak of, just a hodge podge of creatures from pigmy goats to raccoons. In addition to nature, reading and writing were her major passions and she passed many a summer scribbling horror stories on tattered sheets of notebook paper that her cousins Matt and Jen illustrated.
She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Psychology and has worked in a variety of fields from weight loss counseling to social work. Writing has always been her first love and she has returned to it at every stage of her life. These days, she lives in northern Michigan with her excavator husband and her endlessly happy baby boy. Life is better when you’re surrounded by water and sand dunes.
We discuss her Troubled Spirits series, inspiration behind her books, what draws her to paranormal crime writing, her upcoming projects and more.