Thursday, August 2, 2018

Linda Shenton Matchett, Mystery


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UNDER FIRE
BY LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT


Linda Shenton Matchett
Linda Shenton Matchett is an author, speaker, and history geek. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry and has lived in historic places all her life. Linda is a member of ACFW, RWA, and Sisters In Crime. She is a Member-at-large for SinC’s New England Chapter and a committee member for the Crimebake Writer’s Conference. Linda is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and a trustee for her local public library.


Welcome, Linda. How do people react when they find out you write?
 Most people react with surprise, then say things like: “Do you write real books?” or “I’ve always wanted to write a book.”

What’s your favorite place you have visited? 
England – I have been an Anglophile since high school, and several of my books are set in England, so it was a huge thrill to go and be where my characters have been and to see sights I had only read about.

What was the main inspiration for the new book? Had the idea been on your mind for a while or just popped into it one day? 
The inspiration for Under Fire came during a brainstorming assignment for a writing class coupled with an incident that occurred in a nearby town.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains?  Mountains
Y’all or You Guys? You Guys
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Dinner Roll
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall
Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
Mug or teacup? Teacup

Please tell us a little about your novel, Under Fire.
Under Fire is set in 1942 and tells the story of Ruth Brown whose missing sister Jane is declared dead. Convinced her sister is still alive, Ruth follows clues from their small New Hampshire town to war-torn London trying to find her and uncovers activities of smugglers, resistance fighters, and the IRA – all of whom may want her dead.

Where can readers find you online?
Website/blog
Group blog
Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
LinkedIn
Amazon Author Page

Where can readers purchase, Under Fire?
Amazon
CelebrateLit Publishing 
Electio Publishing

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
Where is your favorite place to curl up and read?

Linda, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Linda is offering an eBook copy of Under Fire to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through July 31, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winners of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Joseph: The Other Father by Katheryn Haddad are Rose (print) and Nancy, Cynthia, Sonja, Lori, and Ann (eBook). I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 
 
CAN’T GET TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER?

“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the prologue here.


25 comments:

  1. I am a follower
    this sounds like an interseting book. one my daughter would love to read.
    I have a chair where i like to read in the front room. my 11 year old cat sits on the back above my head and has his paw on my head or shoulder. he is helping me read. he has become quite the knowledgeable cat. LOL
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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    2. Hi Lori! Thanks for stopping y. I love visualizing your kitty-cat "helping" you read from behind.

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  2. Hi Linda :) nice to see you here. Thank you for the interview ladies!
    I am a follower.
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  3. I like to sit on the sofa and read with a good lamp on the side table. You book sounds like something I would really enjoy reading. I am a follower.
    perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com
    Perrianne Askew

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  4. sounds like a interesting book! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. This sounds like a good mystery and I like to read books about WWII. Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com I signed up for your newsletter also.

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  6. Sounds good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. I like to read on my sofa or in bed. This looks really good! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet. Thanks!

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  8. Sounds like a good read!
    I like to read on my couch, outside, or in bed.

    misshoneybee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Sounds like a great read I like reading of an evening in my bed Thank you for the chance! SARAHTAYLOR601973ATYAHOODOTCOM

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  10. Hey Jo and Linda! I enjoyed learning more about Linda and her book. My favorite place to read is comfy and quiet!

    I'm a follower psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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