Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Interview with Miriam Auerback Author of Boca Undercover


Today we have the pleasure of having Miriam Auerbach sit down with Paula and answer so interview question.  She has a new book out Boca undercover!  Thank you for visiting Community Bookstop!

BOCA UNDERCOVER will be on sale on Kindle for $2.99, and two previous books in the series will be on sale for $1.99, May 18-31


What genre do you write?
I write humorous mysteries featuring a Harley-riding, butt-kicking, wise-cracking female private eye, set in Boca Raton, Florida, a beautiful town with a seamy underbelly.
Can you tell us what brought you to writing mystery?
Like most writers, I started as a fan.  A love of detective fiction goes back in my family at least three generations.  My mother introduced me to classics like Agatha Christie and Rex Stout.  Later, as a young adult, I discovered the work of Sue Grafton.  The first book of hers I read, somewhere in the middle of her “alphabet” series, was about a fraudulent chiropractor.  At that time, my first husband was studying to be a chiropractor, and I felt offended on his behalf, so I hated the book. A couple years later I divorced that husband, and suddenly that book became a lot more appealing.  Over the years I read all of Ms. Grafton’s books and discovered similar authors.  I’d always had some writing talent, so one day I decided to give murder a shot (pun intended!)
Who influences your writing?
In addition to the aforementioned Sue Grafton, I’m flattered to say that my style has often been compared to that of Janet Evanovich.
What type of books do you like to read?
The same kind I write – mysteries featuring strong, funny women!
What do you do when you’re not writing?
My pastimes are just a tad different from those of my protagonist.  She rides a motorcycle; I ride a bicycle – the kind with fat tires and one speed.  She practices martial arts; I practice ballet barre.  She has a pet alligator; I have two fluffy pooches who’ll lick you to death rather than bite your head off.  
If you were stranded on an island and could bring three things what would you bring?

Desalination tablets, a flare gun, and a fishing pole. (My fiction is over-the-top, but my life is down-to-earth!)
Thank you to Miram for stopping by and sharing herself with our viewers!

1 shout outs:

Miriam Auerbach said...

Thanks so much for interviewing me, Paula!