DEATH UNDER A FULL MOON
(Wilbarger County Series #2)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Date of Publication: February 4, 2016
# of pages: 268
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This second installment of the Wilbarger County Series joins Sheriff Wade Adams and Lizzie Fletcher as they investigate murder. Wade and Lizzie attend a dinner party near the small community of Rayland, Texas. One week later, one the guests is murdered. With his only female deputy out on maternity leave, Sheriff Adams makes a quick decision to deputize Lizzie. That decision proves to be good for the department but damaging to their relationship. The Sheriff and his deputies follow every possible lead to no avail. Lizzie happens to overhear a conversation that gives them the break they need. With little time to spare, Sheriff Adams and his team rush to prevent yet another death.
Dianne Smithwick-Braden is a native Texas raised in rural Wilbarger County on the family farm. She is a graduate of Vernon High School and West Texas A & M University. She currently resides in Amarillo, Texas with her husband, Richard. She has been a high school science teacher in Amarillo since August of 1990. Dianne is an avid reader of fiction but murder mysteries are by far her favorite genre. Death under a Full Moon is her second novel and the second installment of the Wilbarger County Series.
Dianne Smithwick-Braden Author Interview #1
Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
Mysteries have always been my favorite genre. Give me a good mystery mixed with some adventure, some romance, and a little humor. You won’t see me again until I’ve finished reading.
Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?
That love was instilled in me by my parents. One of my earliest memories is reading with my mom. Every month, a new book would come in the mail for my dad. I love visiting new places and different time periods through books. There are so many places I’d love to see because of what I’ve read.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
I enjoy writing the mystery. I can let my imagination go while writing. I also enjoyed reliving childhood memories while writing about Rayland in this book.
Who are some of your favorite authors you feel were influential in your work? What impact have they had on your writing?
Agatha Christie is my favorite author. I would say her work has had the most impact on my own. I love the way her stories keep you guessing until the end. I enjoy Clive Cussler’s work. I like the way he weaves history into his plot lines. Janet Evanovich is another favorite. I love the humor and romance she adds to her mysteries.
Is there anything you would never write about as an author?
I don’t want to write anything that would be inappropriate for my mother, my children, or my grandchildren to read.
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