Kathy: Do you believe in ghosts?
MJ: I believe in the possibilities of ghosts. I just haven’t seen one first hand.
Kathy: Why do you think Senior Sleuths are popular? Or do you think that they're not popular?
MJ: I think they are popular, but maybe not the most popular. This is definitely a growing genre that isn’t oversaturated as of yet. Readers love the idea of senior aged characters solving crimes.
Kathy: What first drew you to cozy mysteries?
MJ: They are not graphic and humor based so what’s not to love. It’s the one genre that is branching out.
Kathy: Do you write in any other genres?
MJ: I also dabble in romance.
Kathy: Tell us about your series.
MJ: My series depicts two senior aged ladies digging up clues with enough laugh out loud antics to make James Bond blush.
Kathy: Do you have a favorite character? If so, who and why?
MJ: Eleanor Mason, she can say anything or do anything. She also gets the best lines.
Kathy: Did you have a specific inspiration for your series?
MJ: I used to work at a nursing home and the residents pretty much inspired all the characters and the series. What I wanted to do was take them out of the nursing home and let them run lose in a town.
Kathy: What made you decide to publish your work?
MJ: I knew it was a great idea and it was unique. When I finished editing I swear I got the chills. My series was written for the baby boomers, but many readers are much younger.
Kathy: If you could have a dinner party and invite 4 authors, living or dead, in any genre, who would you invite?
MJ: 1. Janet Evanovich (I’m a huge fan of hers.) 2. Lisa Jackson (I love her thrillers.) 3. Johanna Lindsey (I grew up reading her books.) 4. Kat Martin (I love her romances.)
Kathy: What are you currently reading?
MJ: I’m currently reading Montana by Debbie Macomber.
Kathy: Will you share any of your hobbies or interests with us?
MJ: I love to play basketball with my kids. I also love to camp and go fishing.
Kathy: Name 4 items you always have in your fridge or pantry.
MJ: Diet Coke, milk, animal crackers, and popcorn.
Kathy: Do you have plans for future books either in your current series or a new series?
MJ: I’m working on a third installment of my series. This time around my ladies are going to Florida for the winter.
Kathy: What's your favorite thing about being an author?
MJ: I love the interaction with readers. I love when they message me and tell me how much they love my books. I also interact with readers on Facebook.
Kathy: Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
MJ: Thanks for asking some great questions and for having me on your blog.
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