I'm happy to welcome Amy Metz back to the blog today. Amy writes the Goose Pimple Junction Mystery series. Rogues and Rascals in Goose Pimple Junction is the fourth in the series and was released last month.
Kathy: Was there a specific inspiration for Rogues and Rascals in Goose Pimple Junction?
AM: Actually, my ex-husband’s divorce attorney was inspiration for this story. And yes, my ex-husband provided a little inspiration too. I went through a divorce last year, and the storyline changed as things happened in real life.
Kathy: Wynona enjoys drinking sweet tea. What makes this beverage so popular in the South?
AM: Because it’s delicious! And no, you can’t just add sugar to regular tea and get sweet tea. You have to boil the water and sugar together (lots and lots of sugar) and then steep the tea. The South definitely makes the best sweet tea in the world. It’s my favorite beverage.
Kathy: Are you able to share any future plans for the folks of Goose Pimple Junction?
AM: I think all I should say right now is that Wynona and Caledonia will be back in the next book! That’s pretty much all I can say, since I’ve just started writing it.
Kathy: When it comes to writing I understand there are 2 general camps-plotters, who diligently plot their stories, and pansters, who fly by the seat of their pants. Are you a plotter, a panster, or do you fall somewhere in between?
AM: I fall in between. I start out with a general idea of the beginning, middle, and end. I start writing and just write. As I get to the last chapters, I map out a little more carefully, but only generally. I like to let my characters tell me what’s next.
Kathy: Authors are required to do a lot of their own marketing, especially for a new release. What's your favorite part of marketing your work? What do you dislike about marketing?
AM: Marketing is tough. I like to do blog tours like this one, but I don't like to try to organize one myself. It’s so depressing to send out fifty queries asking for a spot on a blog and only get maybe ten replies. And of those ten replies, there will be one or two no’s. I appreciate the response versus no response at all, but it’s still depressing!
Kathy: Will you share any other upcoming books?
AM: The only one I’m working on right now is the fifth book. As I said, Wynona and Caledonia will be back. Most of the story is a mystery to me right now. Stay tuned!
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