Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interview With Nan D. Arnold

Today I had the opportunity to speak with Nan D. Arnold, author of Pesto Packing Mama and Merry Acres Widows Waltz.

Tell us about Merry Acres
Merry Acres is a women's fiction mystery. What is that, you may ask. Well, in addition to a murder mystery, a woman's journey story is involved.

Who did you write this book for?
Myself, as usual, but for women of Boomer age experiencing retired husbands at home. You've heard the saying...retirement kills. Some days...

Is there a central message in the book?
All debts are paid.

What is the part of your book you personally like best?
I love the twists and turns.

Are your characters pure fiction, or did you draw from people you know?
Pure fiction.

Are you more of a character artist or a plot-driven writer?
Plot, but characters can't be discounted because what they reveal to you drives the plot.

What specific thing would you like to say to your readers?
I hope you enjoy Merry Acres and find it an entertaining read. Post a review, good, bad or indifferent.

You are an established author and have a following. Why do you think readers like your books?
My snarky humor (but that is downplayed in Merry Acres).

What advice would you give to writers who may be just starting out?
Oh, my. I will pray for you. Writing is not for the faint of heart (read: thin skinned) or lean of pocket book.

Where can people buy your book?
All venues are at my website: but available in print at Amazon and ebook format at Amazon Kindle.