No, it's not another Taylor Swift song.
It's a brand new Marian Moyer book.
Add it to your Christmas wish list because the targeted release date is 12.23.17.
Desperate for a synopsis? I thought you might be.
Even though Marian Moyer still loves solving a good mystery, she’s determined to focus more of her energy on her magazine—and less time getting herself into trouble.
So when a high-profile murder occurs and her husband takes the case, Marian is determined to stay out of it.
But when the routine questioning of a suspect turns violent for someone she loves, Marian is determined to solve the case. Before anyone else gets hurt.
Oh, the number of people that have asked me this one! It's a gray area, folks. A really, really gray area.
In a sense, yes, I am Marian Moyer and she is me. The soundest writing advice is to "write what you know" and if I know anything, I know me. So when I come to a fork in the road for Marian Moyer and I don't know which way she'd turn, I ask myself what I would do in that situation.
8 times out of 10, that's what Marian does, too.
She also looks a bit like me, I suppose. The hair. The freckles.
I can see where readers would get the idea that I turned myself into a storybook character.
Of course, there are a lot of things about Marian that are NOT me. At. All. And while I can't help but incorporate bits of myself, my friends, and even my family into certain characters, no character is EXACTLY like someone I know–including myself!
Clear as mud?
Allison Janda is a self-published author. She has three dogs, one of which acts more like a cat.