Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Interview: Debra Sennefelder author of The Uninvited Corpse & Giveaway

Recently I had the chance to sit down with Debra Sennefelder whose new  book The Univited Corpse is coming out and had a chance to visit with Community Bookstop and give us some insight into her.

What genre do you write?

I write cozy mysteries.

How did you come to write cozy mysteries?

The first cozy I read was Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Then I discovered Diane Mott Davidson and Katherine Hall Page in my local bookstore. I was hooked on cozies since then.

What is your favorite character to write about?  

I love writing a strong female character who is pushed out of her comfort zone to find justice.

Do you have a favorite villain in any of your books?  One that stood out more than others?

I don’t have a favorite villain. I do have one villain I feel the most sorry for and that villain is in THE UNINVITED CORPSE. Unfortunately, I can’t much more without giving away who the villain is.

Who inspires your books?

There is no one in particular. I’m always inspired by other authors and by my critique partner. I’m also inspired by snippets of conversation, news headlines and day-to-day life. Book 2 in my Food Blogger mystery series was inspired by an event that happened at a neighbor’s house one Sunday afternoon. Inspiration is everywhere for writers.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

I love to bake and cook, so you’ll find me in my kitchen a lot when I’m not writing. I also love to exercise. A good workout helps clears my head and sometimes it helps come up with an idea. I love to take walks with my two Shih-Tzus, Susie & Billy.

Do you have any new books coming out or books you want to share here?

The Uninvited Corpse, book 1 in the Food Blogger Mystery series, is my debut novel and releases on March 27th. In January 2019 I’ll have a new book, Murder Wears a Little Black Dress, released and it’s the first book in a new series, Resale Boutique mysteries.

What was one of your dreams when you were a child?

To be a published author.

Do you have a favorite drink?


If you were stuck on a deserted island and could take three things with you what would they be?

Mascara. Coffee. Sunblock. Lots of sunblock. I burn.

Thank you for taking the time to do this!

Your welcome thank you for stopping by Community Bookstop and sharing yourself with all of us!


I have one copy of this book to giveaway this copy is a physical book and is open to USA residents only all you have to do is tell me your favorite cozy author there is no right answer just wondering which ones people like also please include your email address!

9 shout outs:

Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for the interview with Debra Sennefelder the author of "The Uninvited Corpse" and for being part of the book tour.

I love that she writes about strong female characters. Although we have the love for being in the kitchen in common, she lost me on the workouts. :)

I would love the opportunity to read this book and appreciate the chance to win a copy. Thank you for the chance!
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Becky Richardson said...

I read a lot of Laura Childs' books. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dianne Casey said...

My favorite cozy author is Jenn McKinley.

Jana Leah B said...

There are so many great cozy authors out there. I think Donna Andrews may be my favorite.

John Smith said...

Does Dorothy Sayers count as a cozy author? It would be hard to improve upon her!

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Marla Bradeen said...

I love too many to have a favorite, but one cozy author I really like is Ellen Byron. Her books are funny, and who doesn't love reading about New Orleans?

Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for the interview with author Debra Sennefelder. I always love learning more about the authors of books I want to read. I definitely have "The Uninvited Corpse" on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Kay Garrett said...

My answer to who my faorite cozy author is may seem like two but they are one in the same. I love Maddie Day who is also Edith Maxwell.

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of The Uninvited Corpse!
2clowns at arkansas dot net

holdenj said...

I loved the Mrs. Pollifax books by Dorothy Gilman and for more recent books, Jenn McKinlay writes several series that I like! Thanks!