Douglas R. Cobb, of New Yorker Times, recommends author Peggy Edelheit’s Samantha Jamison series.
“(The) books are sure to please the most discriminating palates of Indie bibliophiles everywhere. They are well worth your time to check out, and what better month to do so then March?” Continue reading
Author C. D. Kearby has just posted “10 Big Questions With Peggy A. Edelheit ” on Kearby’s writer’s blog.
“1. Who is Samantha Jamison and why are terrible things always happening in her life?
Samantha Jamison, my protagonist, is an Author whose husband, Stephen, was suddenly killed in a questionable death. After receiving unsatisfactory answers from the authorities, Sam goes back to the town of Highlands, North Carolina, where her husband had some history to find out what happened. Once there, Sam befriends several characters that not only end up in the follow-up books, but also are a major influence in future scenarios of trouble for Sam in the Samantha Jamison Mystery Series.”
Read the rest of this great interview here!
The French term, Entr’acte means between the acts. In this case, it is a pause in my series, a brief intermission, so to speak, for a personal memoir of mine.
I remember my father telling me I could smell the damp earth as it traveled on the winds of time and that was how I was able to predict when it was going to rain. Being very young, I was intrigued. I guess that was his simple way of explaining to a small child why I knew when rain was approaching. He said it was my keen sense of smell for mother nature: a part of my being, a special gift. Continue reading
Chloe Carstairs, interior decorator/personal trainer/ amateur investigator, has conducted an interview with sleuth Samantha Jamison, on her site Chloe Gets a Clue.
Here is an excerpt:
Chloe: After we finish our chai lattes, we can shop! In the meantime, I’ve got to ask: in your books (and there’s been five of them since 2009), you’ve dealt with ice storms, bikers, a mysterious cat lady, antique enthusiasts, drug dealers and, of course, murderers. Who knew writing came with so many occupational hazards? Continue reading
Ellis Vidler has published a guest post by Peggy Edelheit, author of the Samantha Jamison Mystery novels, on her Unpredictable Muse blog.
“I’d say there’s a lot of Samantha in me, and visa versa. We seek advice, give others credit more so than ourselves, and are reluctant to take center stage. Although we get carried away on occasion, we have a great sense of humor. Just looking at the quirky characters we both have to deal with proves we’re unpredictable, too.”
To read the rest of this post, go to Ellis Vidler’s “How Samantha Found her Settings“
Jill Edmondson has conducted an interview with Peggy Edelheit, author of the Samantha Jamison Mystery novels, on her blog site Sasha Jackson Mysteries.
Here is an excerpt:
“Jill: WOW! You’ve released five Samantha Jamison Mysteries between 2009 and now (busy gal!) Do you ever feel like taking a break, or is the momentum what keeps you going?
Peggy: To me writing is like breathing. I can’t live without it. My only small break is to mentally contemplate my next mystery, having already let the reader know at the end of the one before where it was going next. The characters are my driving force. I love their unpredictability. I might do a Volume 5 ½ though as a brief pause, so to speak. The subject? Ah, another mystery!”
To read the rest of this interview, please visit Sasha Jackson Mysteries
David Njoku has published an interview with Peggy Edelheit, author of the Samantha Jamison Mystery novels, on his excellent interview blog site Indie Author Land.
Here is an excerpt:
“What is the best thing about being a writer?
I get to make something out of nothing by writing whatever flows from my fingertips. I thoroughly enjoy my characters constantly vying for my attention, telling me what they should say and do. Sometimes it gets ugly and I have put my foot down. After all, I’m the author, right?”
To read the rest of this interview, please visit David’s site.
A Change Up, But Nothing’s Changed
From the Boca Raton Historical Society
The meaning of the name Boca Raton has always aroused curiosity. Many people wrongly assume the name is simply Rat’s Mouth. The Spanish word boca, or mouth, often describes an inlet, while raton means, literally, mouse. The term Boca de Ratones or Boca Ratones was a navigational, referring to a rocky or jagged inlet, but the original location of Boca de Ratones was Biscayne Bay near present-day Miami Beach, according to eighteenth century maps. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the term was mistakenly applied to the current Lake Boca Raton, whose inlet was closed throughout most of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The “s” and later the “e” were dropped from this title by the 1920s, yet the correct pronunciation remains Rah-tone. Continue reading
Hey, Someone Stole My Woods!
I lifted my head off the pillow when I heard a phone ringing. It was mine. I glanced at the clock. It was 6:35 a.m. I waited a beat, trying to focus, looked over at a dead-to-the-world Clay, and finally grabbed it.
“Hello,” I whispered sleepily, while yawning.
“Someone just stole my woods!” shouted a woman on the other end of the line. “You have got to help me, now!”
I sat up and shook my head to gather my thoughts. What did she just say to me? Had I heard correctly?
“Excuse me? I think you’ve got the wrong phone number,” I said, fuzzily. Continue reading
When I began the Samantha Jamison Mystery Series, Samantha made her debut as my protagonist in solving her husband’s death in The Puzzle in Highlands, North Carolina. Certain distinctive characters from that book went on to Volume 2, Without Any Warning at the New Jersey shore. When it came time to do the third in the series, 86 Avenue du Goulet Vol. 3, I decided to take everyone to the French Riviera. Why? Well, we had a house there and I thought the property lent itself to make a very intriguing mystery. Continue reading