Posts Tagged ‘reader questions’

Answers to Reader Questions …


January 11th, 2020 Posted 12:10 pm

… on Of Mutts and Men, the next Chet and Bernie novel. (They can be read in any order!)

1. Am I a wine connoisseur? No, but I’m interested in it, and the varietal called Mourvedre is a factor in the story.
2. Can I write faster? Possibly, but it might not be good.
3. Yes, Of Mutts and Men will have an audio version. Here’s to the reader, Jim Frangione.
4. Yes, there will be a book tour, and I hope Book Carnival in Orange CA will be on it. If anyone has a favorite store in their town where a decent turnout could be expected, please let me know and Mrs. Publicist will make inquiries.
5. Why Arizona as the setting for most of the series? I go into this at the book signings, but it just comes down to how much I love to write about it.
6. Will Suzie play a role in Of Mutts and Men? Oh, yes. Be prepared for a surprise or two.
7. And what about Shooter, Chet’s offspring? Oh, yes.
8. Where to preorder? From all the usual sites like Amazon and B&N, as well as your local independent.



Reader Participation Day!


January 10th, 2020 Posted 8:13 am

The next Chet and Bernie novel (and these can be read in any order) is called Of Mutts and Men and comes out in early July (but is now available for preorder!). Today we’re welcoming any questions you might have about it. Answers tomorrow.


Reader Q&A


August 28th, 2019 Posted 8:48 am

Over on Chet’s FB page, on Saturday we invited questions. Theresa Treep asked: “What inspired you to write mystery novels from a dog’s perspective? Chet has a very unique “voice” that makes him an entertaining narrator. I’m sure it’s challenging, though.”

The answer: One day my wife said, “You should do something with dogs.” I’d had dog characters in previous books – Buster in Oblivion, Nigel in the middle-grade Echo Falls series, even Garth in The Fury of Rachel Monette, my very first book – but you never saw inside their heads. I knew right away what my wife meant, went to my office and wrote the first page of what became Dog On It, just to see if it worked. It seemed to. All fiction writing is challenging, in my experience, but just between you and me, there’s a lot of fun to be had in writing in Chet’s voice.


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