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A Game of Deceit
by K. A. Davis
A father’s disappearance never solved, a mother’s secret taken to the grave, a daughter deceived…
Kathryn Landry thinks her life is just about perfect. She is the owner of a successful interior designer business in Newport Beach, California, and she has an attentive, supportive husband. But her world comes crashing down when her husband, Neil Landry, vanishes without a trace… in a situation almost identical to the disappearance of her father twenty years before.
With her father’s disappearance still a mystery, Kathryn is skeptical that the detective assigned to her case will be able to find her husband. Determined to uncover the truth, Kathryn is plunged into a world of politics, high-priced call girls and wealth. As she begins to search for her husband, a decades-old secret her mother took to the grave threatens to destroy all she holds dear. Caught up in a web of betrayals and deceit, and not knowing who to trust, Kathryn must find a way to survive as she discovers the past has a way of repeating itself.
Does the book contain: only mild language and no graphic sex
Interview With The Author
What initially got you interested in writing?
I’ve always enjoyed writing and am probably the only person in college I know who would turn in a 2o page essay when only 5 pages were needed.
What genres do you write in?
Suspense, cozy mysteries, children’s fantasy.
What drew you to writing these specific genres?
I’ve always loved reading mysteries and suspense so that’s what I mostly write. When I discovered cozy mysteries several years ago I knew I’d want to write one as well. However, a few years ago my granddaughter, Emory, asked me to write a fantasy book for her so I did. It’s not published… yet… I found I really enjoyed making up worlds in my mind and bringing it to life on paper and Emory has asked me to write a sequel.
How did you break into the field?
I started out by just writing, then realized I needed to learn how to do it better. I took a couple writing courses, and attended conferences and retreats on writing craft. Along the way I’ve met so many wonderful people who have given me both practical advice and encouragement to keep at it.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
Life is never easy but I think we can surprise ourselves at how we find the strength and courage within to keep going, to do our best to excel at whatever we put our minds to.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Seeing my characters and setting come to life on paper and then having the ability to share it with others.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Actually writing! I am so easily distracted… Plus when I find time to write I end up reading what I’ve already written and then start editing instead of writing. I’m trying hard to break myself of that habit.
What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?
Keep at it and don’t give up! Plus, find ways to improve your writing skills whether online or by reading books on the writing craft, or attending seminars.
What type of books do you enjoy reading?
Mysteries and suspense are at the top of my favorites. After that I love historical fiction, specifically from the 1200’s to the 1700’s. I also have been known to read a variety of cookbooks from cover to cover.
Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?
A little over 2-1/2 years ago I launched my blog, Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder. It started out as a way to share my own recipes along with the cakes and cookies that I love to decorate, plus a blurb on what mystery I happened to be reading at the time. It didn’t take long for me to discover the multitude of culinary cozy mysteries out there. I was hooked so I changed my blog’s focus to being more of a review site along with sharing recipes from the books I review. I still love to decorate cakes and cookies but now that my granddaughters are older, don’t have need to do as much as I once did.
What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?
About The Author
Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband, near wildfire country. During the Portola Hills fire in October 2007, she had to evacuate her two young granddaughters, one of whom has Rett Syndrome, as a wall of one hundred foot flames crept towards their home. Thankfully, due to the brave efforts of firefighters, their neighborhood was spared and no loss of life or property occurred. She was able to use that experience to write a harrowing scene in A Game of Deceit.
She writes the Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder blog and has had several children’s articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Webpage – http://kimdavisauthor.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Kookiesandbooks
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