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Room For Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery)
by Nancy Cole Silverman
Room For Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery)
4th in Series
Setting – California
Henery Press (July 18, 2017)
Paperback: 278 pages
Kindle ASIN: B06ZXY2K1X
When radio reporter Carol Childs is called to a crime scene in the Hollywood Hills at five thirty in the morning, she’s convinced it must be a publicity stunt to promote a new movie. That is, until she sees the body hanging from the center of the Hollywood sign. The police are quick to rule it a suicide, but something doesn’t add up for Carol. Particularly after a mysterious caller named Mustang Sally confesses to the murder on the air and threatens to kill again.
With the help of an incorrigible PI, her best friend, and a kooky psychic, Carol is drawn into the world of contract killers and women scorned. As she races to find the real killer, she finds herself faced with a decision that will challenge everything she thought she knew.
Interview With The Author –
What initially got you interested in writing? I’ve always written. From the time I was small, I enjoyed writing short stories. That penchant for writing led me to get a degree in journalism which later led to a long career in news and talk radio. Then twenty years ago I was the victim of a crime and found myself on the other end of the investigation. That’s when I realized I wanted to write mysteries. It took me many years to write my first book, but once I started I realized it was what I wanted to do with the next chapter of my life.
What genres do you write in? Mostly mystery but I do like a little to include a little mystical fantasy and sometimes science fiction into some of my short stories.
What drew you to writing these specific genres? The Carol Childs Mysteries were inspired by my work in talk radio. I always thought when I retired setting a mystery inside a radio station would be fun. During my career in radio, often listeners would call in and confess to things on the air to things they wouldn’t tell their own mothers. The anonymity of radio was perfect for mystery.
How did you break into the field? Dogged determination. I just kept writing and sending out submissions. I accepted that I was going to get a lot of rejections and set an extremely high bar. I told myself I would stop until I’d reached ten thousand. Fortunately, I didn’t have to go that far.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works? After working in a newsroom for so many years, I hope my readers come away with a better understanding of how investigative reporters work and why news is so important to a free society.
What do you find most rewarding about writing? I like giving birth to a story. Taking an idea from inception to completion and giving my readers something to think about.
What do you find most challenging about writing? Staying on script. It’s important to stick with the storyline and keep it moving. Sometimes that difficult when a new idea threatens to derail a project. I have to be extremely careful to focus on my main plot points and not deviate too far a field.
What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field? Write and read every day. Talent is one thing. Perseverance It’s those that persevere that succeed.
What type of books do you enjoy reading? Historical fiction.
Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you? I like gardening. Recently my husband and I have taken up growing orchids. I love the surprise they provide us with and the constant change of colors that each season brings to the garden.
What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work? I enjoy reading readers emails. They can contact me either through Facebook or my website. nancycolesilverman.com or https://www.facebook.com/NancyColeSilvermanauthor/
About The Author –
Nancy Cole Silverman credits her twenty-five years in radio for helping her to develop an ear for storytelling. In 2001, Silverman retired from news and copywriting to write fiction full time. In 2014, Silverman signed with Henery Press for her new mystery series, The Carol Childs’ Mysteries. The first of the series, Shadow of Doubt, debuted in December 2014 and the second, Beyond a Doubt, was July 2015. The third, Without A Doubt, was released May 24, 2016. Room for Doubt was released on July 18, 2017 For more information visit www.nancycolesilverman.com
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