Whoot! I’m thrilled to have MSW alum Deborah Coonts — terrific writer and all-around great gal — back to blog, celebrating the release of her fifth Lucky book! I *met* Deb through Mysterious Galaxy owner Maryelizabeth Hart. I was the guest speaker at San Diego RWA and Maryelizabeth was the bookseller … she had a few other titles available, including Deb’s WANNA GET LUCKY? which I bought for my mom … and pre-ordered the second book, because Deb was coming in for a signing. I didn’t know her, but the book sounded terrific, and Maryelizabeth sang its praises. She was SOOOO totally right. I loved the book, and so did my mom, meaning TWO BIG THUMBS UP for the Lucky series from two avid readers. I was “lucky” to meet Deb at the RWA conference in (New York???) well, one of them, and we had drinks when she was a double RITA finalist. Obviously, I’m not the only reader who thinks Deb Coonts rocks. So welcome her back to Murder She Writes for the day!
By Deborah Coonts
As a writer, often I am asked where I get my ideas. Well, 1-800-GET-IDEAS, of course! I wish! (Clearly I wasn’t behind the door when the snark was passed out.)
When I wrote the first book in my current series, WANNA GET LUCKY?, I was certain that story was the only decent idea I’d ever have. I’d worked so hard to capture that one I just couldn’t see being able to grab any more. I was wrong.