Tuesday, December 1, 2015

BOTM: Interview with Jim Lavene


Recently I had a chance to sit down and talk with the December Book of the Month Murder Fir Christmas author Jim Lavene.  The following is the interview I got to ask him so much questions.  Don’t forget to check out this great new series!


  1. What Genre do you write?
Cozy Mystery and Urban Fantasy. 
  1. Tell us somethings about yourself that readers may not know?
I like dragons of any kind. I like tv mystery shows as well as supernatural shows. I like to make Lattes for friends.
  1. How did you come to write cozies?
Joyce and I were writing romances for Avalon Books and the editor said we write so much plot in our books that we should write mysteries. She said she had an opening for a cozy mystery line so we sent her an idea and she let us go for it. That was the Sharyn Howard mystery series.
  1. What is your favorite character to write about in all your books
That would be like asking which of my kids or grandkids is my favorite. I love them all. They are just different. No favorites.
  1. Which series is your all time favorite?
Right now my favorite series is the Christmas Tree Valley Mysteries. I get so involved in the characters when we write them that the one I’m writing or just finished writing is my favorite.
  1. Who inspires your books?
Moms, sisters, daughters, sons, fathers and families of all sorts. Our stories are basically set around families and their lives.
  1. What do you do when you’re not writing?
I like to visit museums and historic sites. I like to read about the future and the past, Let my imagination soar.
  1. How did you come to decide to write books?
Joyce and I have always talked about her writing. I kept saying that when the kids were grown we should write together. So when our kids got in high school that is what we did. We had to figure out how we could write together, when we figure out that, everything else was history.
  1. What is your favorite pet?
I like my pet dragons best, although I don’t tickle them for fear of getting burned.
  1. If you were stuck on a deserted island what three things would you take with you?
I’d take my tablet with my Kindle app on it with a solar panel for charging and a solar powered cook stove for heating food.
  1. Do you have any upcoming books that will be released in 2015/2016
We have Murder Fir Christmas in December 2015, Fat Tuesday Fricassee in December 2015, Sweet Pepper Hero in January 2016, we are rereleasing the Sharyn Howard Mysteries in EBooks and a new Retired Witches Mystery in the fall of 2016. 
  1. Do you plan to continue writing?
I have asked my son to help me continue writing our series next year. I am not sure how often the new books will appear but we are going to continue.


2 shout outs:

amreade said...

Great interview. Jim and Joyce's books are so much fun to read! I'm especially looking forward to reading Murder Fir Christmas, which is on my TBR. Thanks for the wonderful post!

Cheryl Corbitt said...

Interesting and informative interview. I am looking forward to reading Murder Fir Christmas as well as A Dickens of a Murder.

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