Michele Pariza Wacek is an award winning author of Suspense Mysteries (Secrets of Redemption), Cozy Mysteries (Charlie Kingsley Mysteries) and Psychological Thrillers (The Riverview Mysteries). Michele has done what few authors do, and connected all of her series together. Michele loves to read, watch football and participate in dog sports with her dog Cassie. She and her husband live in the mountains of Prescott, AZ. You can find out more from her Website (and download a free book!), and follow her on Facebook and Amazon.
Michele’s book in the anthology is called Loch Ness Murder. Her funny, twisty cozy mystery series, The Charlie Kingsley Mysteries, is set in the 1990s and is a spin off from her Secrets of Redemption series.
Loch Ness Murder
It wouldn’t be Redemption without something weird going on in one of the lakes.
Let’s have a chat with Michelle…
Where is your favorite vacation spot? Beach, Resort or Poolside?
Can I have all three? My favorite vacation spot is in at a resort in Cabo, which definitely has all three and then some.
Everyone takes a tote back with them when they head out for a day at the beach, what is in yours?Years ago, I would probably have at least two books, if not more. (After all, I might finish the book I’m reading and maybe I won’t like the second book I brought. What would I do? I might be bookless!) Now, with my Kindle, life is MUCH easier as I don’t need to take a second suitcase just filled with books on vacation. (Although I always double check I brought my charger with me.)
Okay, now that we have the books taken care of, my tote also has sunscreen, couple of bottles of water, a hat and enough money to buy a snack. (Hey, I’m on vacation, I get to go buy whatever junk food I’m in the mood to eat as calories don’t count on vacation.)
Are there any secrets from the book (that aren’t in the blurb), you can share with your readers?Redemption, Wisconsin, is a haunted town with a dark past that has a light side and a dark side. It’s not paranormal as everything is rooted in things that could happen in real life, but there are certainly a lot of unexplained happenings in Redemption. If you prefer to keep your mysteries light, then the Charlie Kingsley Mysteries are perfect for you. If you don’t mind a little darkness or edge, check out the psychological suspense books. (Remember, all the Redemption books are clean, no sex, swearing, gore and very little violence.)
Does one of the main characters hold a special place in your heart? If so, why?
Charlie Kingsley. When she first came into being, she didn’t even have a name. She was the dead aunt who willed her house to Becca in Book 1 of the Secrets of Redemption series. Then, I gave her the wrong name (Lottie) which she wasn’t happy about. Finally, we got that straightened out, and in Book 3 of that series, it became clear that Charlie had quite the backstory on how she ended up in Redemption, Wisconsin, so her story because Books 4 and 5. I thought I was moving on from Charlie at that point, but she had other plans and the next thing I know, I’m writing a twisty, cozy mystery series starring her. I have no idea what the future holds with Charlie, the only thing I’m sure about at this point is I’m not the one in charge.
Before the release, you are going to want to pre order your copy! Not only will you get it at the lowest price of 99 cents, but you will also get a fun addition that the authors put together for our readers; a recipe book of great summer salads.
We are also doing something extra special for our potential readers; we’ve put together an exciting package with over 30 prizes to win. Ereaders, gift cards, signed copies of books, ebooks, audio books, the list goes on. And you can check out the list AND sign up to win the Mysteries, Midsummer Sun & Murder anthology prize pack by clicking on the box below.