Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Interview: Julie Chase Author of Cat Got Your Secrets

What genre do you write?

I write cozy mysteries and romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue.

How did you come to write cozies & Harlequin Intrique?

 I fell in love with Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books and the Harlequin Intrigue line. I knew I wanted to write those kinds of stories, so now I do.

Who is your favorite character to write about? 

This would be like choosing a favorite child. I can’t. I love them all for different reasons. I love writing about Lacy in the Kitty Couture Mysteries because she has such spunk and a giant heart for people, animals and her community.

Who inspires your books? 

My mind is a busy place. Stories just pile up there and eventually spill out. My stories aren’t inspired by anyone. They’re more likely the result of nearly two decades of sleep deprivation.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

Mostly, I manage the lives of my three super-busy non-driving children, husband and puppy. I also consume vats of black coffee and say how tired I am quite often.

If you were stuck on a deserted island what three things would you take? 

Sunscreen, a tent, food rations … I’m just kidding. I have no idea. I’m a total indoor cat who wouldn’t survive an hour on a deserted island.
Thank you,

Cat Got Your Secrets, Kitty Couture Mystery, book 3

Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, she’s busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle’s bark-mitzvah, Lacy stumbles into yet another murder scene―and the last person to see the victim alive was her own father.

It’s up to Lacy to clear her dad’s name from the suspect list before Detective Jack Oliver has to cage him for good. But just when she starts pawing at the truth, she receives a threatening letter from a mysterious blackmailer bent on silencing her with her own secrets. And Lacy’s not the only one with bones in her closet.

Time’s running out in this deadly cat-and-mouse game in Cat Got Your Secrets, the delightfully funny third novel in Julie Chase’s Kitty Couture mystery series, perfect for “all those feline fanciers who love to read Rita Mae Brown” (Suspense Magazine).

About the author:

Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey.

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