Plot, character and setting are the elements of fiction writing that elicit many questions from both; writers of other writers, and readers of writers. The answers delivered by authors engender similar themes, but each author adds their own individual style, approach and unique twists and turns.

The Authors Show at,gives a platform to hundreds, maybe thousands of authors across all genre of literature.

I have done an interview for all four of my books and appreciate the opportunity to offer “how I wrote that book”. The latest interview, “The Mystery of the Lost Avenger”, is unique in the Annie Tillery Mystery series in that the story takes place in two time periods. Annie’s great grandmother was a test pilot for Grumann Aviation Co. during WWII. When the wreckage of one of the planes she worked on is found in 2014, a cryptic note in the plane is traced to Annie’s mother. What happened in 1943 to cause the plane to crash, and how was Annie’s ancestor, Charlotte Wheeler, involved. 

In the interview, which you can find by scrolling down to the interview schedule on the website, I deal with the challenge of two settings in the same story, making characters from the 1940’s seem authentic, and crafting a plot that makes sense both for what happened in 1943, and how the mystery was solved in the present by using modern forensics.

The most satisfying part of writing this book was introducing Charlotte Wheeler and her Flying Lady buddies, icons of women in WWII, to Annie, a very modern female.

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