KittyKai’s Easter Mystery: A Cobble Cove Story
by Debbie De Louise
Hi Debbie! Welcome to Escape With Dollycas.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a librarian at a public library and the author of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series that currently has 5 full-length books and 4 short eBooks including my new release, KittyKai’s Easter Mystery that is on blog tour. I’ve also written 5 other books including a paranormal romance and 3 standalone mysteries.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I don’t do research before I write. I do it during the writing and editing process. I use Google and other online sites and interview experts in the fields that I’m researching.
Do you ever suffer from Writer’s Block?
Not often. I usually have more ideas than I have time to write. The only time I run into trouble is if I’m in the middle of a novel and get stuck. If I take a break and work on something else, I’m usually able to deal with it and finish the book.
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?
I would tell them that they have a lot of choices and need to decide if they want to pursue a writing career or just have their book published. Then I tell them, once they make that decision, they need to research publishers and publishing methods. I tell them it wouldn’t hurt to do some market research, start a blog, and spread the word to friends, family, co-workers, and social media followers.
When you are not writing what do you like to do?
I enjoy reading but am finding I have less time to do that when I’m writing and promoting my work. I also like to walk and do exercise videos. I’m a cat lover and have 3 cats who I enjoy playing with. I also like to binge watch shows with my husband.
How has the COVID pandemic affected you and your writing?
I think it’s affected everyone, no matter what you do. I miss attending writing events, conferences, and book signings in-person, but I am enjoying some of the virtual opportunities. I have attended more writing and library conferences this year than I ever have because there’s no need to travel. There are pluses and minuses to virtual events, but I’m glad that they are available.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
My family was planning a trip to Colorado before the pandemic, so I hope we can go there once things are safe. However, we’ve also talked about traveling to Italy. I’d love to do that one day, too.
What is next on the horizon for you?
I have a time-travel thriller releasing soon. I don’t yet have the date, but Time’s Relative already has a cover and should be out this spring.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Keep read to get the details on Debbie’s new book!
About KittyKai’s Easter Mystery
KittyKai’s Easter Mystery: A Cobble Cove Story
Cozy Mystery Story
4th in Story Series
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Number of Pages ~55
During an Easter egg hunt at the Cobble Inn, a ring is found on the grounds by Alicia’s daughter, Carol. When the sheriff has it examined, he discovers it belonged to him and Gilly’s neighbor, Gretchen Miller, who disappeared the month before. An investigation leads to the discovery of Mrs. Miller’s body buried on the site of the inn’s new construction.
As Alicia and Gilly set out to solve this new mystery despite their husbands’ discouragement, Sneaky and Kittykai, the library and inn cats, secretly lend them a paw.
More About Debbie De Louise
Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Long Island Authors Group, and the Cat Writers’ Association. Her novels include the five books and four stories of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series, a comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow, and the standalone mysteries; Reason to Die, Sea Scope, and Memory Makers. Her latest book, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats is a non-fiction pet book. She lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and three cats.
Debbie’s stories and poetry also appear in the Red Penguin Collection anthologies, What Lies Beyond, ‘Tis the Season, Stand Out: The Best of the Red Penguin Collection, Volume 1, and A Heart Full of Love. Her poems are also featured in the Nassau County Voices In Verse 2020 anthology and the 2020 Bards Annual.
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