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Monday, April 4, 2011

Murder Takes a Ride characters

Home from the groomers
Meet my main characters!

For my characters Hap Lynch and his dog Luke, I chose someone close to home - my husband and his sidekick Luke. I found it easy to get in his head and create his dialogue. It's the old adage - write about something you know!

Luke hanging out with Hap
My husband Everett spent fifteen years working on the parking lot of a theme park in Branson, Missouri. While I chose an imaginary amusement park, I based the characters on people he worked with over the years. His co-workers may find traces of themselves in my characters. Terry Sanders, Randy Plummer and Barry Knudsen are real - all talented entertainers who perform in Branson.

Luke & Hap watch a movie
Luke - well, he's another story. He's a seven-month old Bichon - no, actually he's a seven-month-old terror who invaded our home and we will never be the same again. He's a combination of endless energy, orneriness and cuteness. We have an eight-year-old teacup poodle, Peanut, who he romps on whenever the opportunity arises.The half-howl, half-growl in the book is absolutely real.

Murder Takes a Ride is available on Kindle and will soon be available as a paperback. Either way, you can order your copy now.

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