Award-winning author Saralyn Richard talks with me about her writing process and her novel–Murder In The One Percent–a page-turning, often humorous murder mystery.
The murder takes place where one would not expect it to, and the story abounds in red herrings!
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Show Notes with Links:
- Saralyn (pronounced like Marilyn) introduces herself
She has also written a fun children’s book called Naughty Nana, based on the antics of her family sheepdog
- We talk about various reader reactions to her one percenter murder mystery
- She talks about how she keeps track of all the potential killers
- An actual dinner party inspired this murder mystery
- She discusses how she came to the whodunnit decision…
- And the need to write in 3rd person omniscient
- We discuss character development and inspiration for different characters and character naming conventions
- Saralyn reads a passage from Murder in the One Percent
We talk about when the character dies, and how, and the horrifying “naturally occurring” poison palytoxin, which is not yet in the book Deadly Doses: A Writer’s Guide to Poisons
- She discusses how she used “what if” thinking when writing…
- And surprises that happen along the way
- Dealing with criticism (not all constructive)
- Saralyn offers advice to aspiring murder mystery writers
- Her next book–A Palette for Love and Murder–out next year
- Saralyn’s website
- Saralyn’s preferred preserves? Apricot!
If you enjoy my podcasts, you might enjoy my books!
- Laurel’s Amazon Author page
- Intro/outro voice by Nick McHargue,
Podcast music from Jamendo Royalty Free Music
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