Recently I had a chance to sit down with Lynn Cahoon author of the Tourist Trap Mysteries and the recent author of A Story to Kill. Thank you Lynn for stopping by Community Bookstop. Thanks for having me over.
Cozy Mysteries – Light on gore, light on sex, high on fun. I have two mystery series, The Cat Latimer series which starts with A Story to Kill. And the Tourist Trap series, which starts with Guidebook to Murder.
I also write sweet to saucy small town romance.
How did you come to write cozy mysteries?
I’ve always loved reading cozies so I wrote Guidebook to Murder and then sold it in 2013. The series has just expanded and since I love writing the small town of South Cove, it drew me into mystery.
The Cat Latimer series started because I was driving to my old stomping grounds and wondered what if I stopped and started a new life in Colorado.
Who is your favorite character to write about?
I adore writing Toby, the part-time deputy, part-time barista. He’s a dreamboat and knows it but he really cares about his friends and it’s nice to have a solid guy around you can talk to.
I wouldn’t say who – but where. I’m moved by setting first, then character, and finally plot. I love writing the little college town of Aspen Hills because it makes me feel like I’m in the mountains, waiting to take off on a hike.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I love going to our cabin and riding the side-by-side with my husband. Of course I love reading and for my TV preferences, I’m more of a reality competition nut. I love Project Runway, Top Chef, and shows like that. And I love to cook, when I have time.
If you were stuck on a deserted island what three things would you take?
A good seafood cookbook; a kindle filled with books, and a quilt. I’m always cold.