Friday, October 2, 2015

Author Interview and Giveaway - Night and Day by Ann Summerville

Night and Day:
A Cozy Mystery
(Pecan Valley Mysteries)
(Volume 3)

Paperback: 172 pages
Published: (May 27, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1508723967


Not all is what it seems in Pecan Valley and Bea can’t quite put her finger on what is wrong. She’s hoping Marge won’t become a permanent house guest and encourages her to look for a new home, but while they are scouting the neighborhood they end up looking for more than a house for Marge. What Bea wants to uncover is the unsavory dealings of a ruthless realtor and a murderer that might put Bea on the list of victims.

Birdhouse Books Interviews Ann Summerville

Birdhouse: When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
Ann: I’ve always enjoyed writing and remember winning first place in a competition in elementary school. It wasn’t until later in life that I decided to publish some of my short stories and eventually began writing my first cozy mystery in 2006. I have since published 11 books, including two children’s books.
Birdhouse: What was your favorite book as a child?
Ann: There was a series by Susan Coolidge that I enjoyed. The first one was called What Katy Did. I hadn’t thought about those in ages. Perhaps these are ones that my grandchildren might enjoy. I’ll look out for an old copy for them.
Birdhouse: What is your writing day like?  Do you have any interesting writing quirks?
Ann: Of course, being English, I have to make a cup of tea before I start. When I’m working on a novel, I try to write at least 1,600 words a day which should give me 50,000 in a month. The rest of the time is spent blogging, answering e-mails and editing.
Birdhouse: What was the most surprising thing you learned while creating this book?
Ann: What has surprised me the most is how the novel takes shape on its own. I don’t always know what my characters are going to do.
Birdhouse: Who are your favorite authors?
Ann: There are so many. I love Richard Russo’s Empire Falls. Jan Karon wrote a wonderful series and concocted the village of Mitford where I’m sure we would all like to live. Winston Graham’s Poldark books are not only a great story, but his descriptions and characters are amazing. (I lived in the same village in Cornwall as Winston Graham for many years and love the area)
Birdhouse: What is your next writing project?
Ann: I’m currently working on the fifth book in the Lowenna cozy mystery series which is set in a fictitious Cornish village. Hopefully it will be ready for publication by the end of the year.
About The Author –
 Ann Summerville moved from her native England to California before arriving in the Lone Star State. Her publications can be found in Lutheran Digest, Long Story Short, The Shine Journal, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Associated Content, Trinity Writers’ Workshop newsletters and also their collection of Christmas stories.  Ann is currently working on the fifth book in the Lowenna series set in Cornwall. 

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Peggy Hyndman said...

Do you write every day? Do you have a word goal for each day you write?

Unknown said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!

BJM said...

I'd love to win. This book looks interesting.

Ann Summerville said...

Thank you for inviting me. I've enjoyed getting to know so many bloggers through my book tour.