Featured Interview With Amy Metz
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where I still live today. My Labradoodle, Cooper, went with my ex-husband in the divorce, so I am petless right now, although I do get to keep Cooper from time to time, and I have two granddogs–Gage, a chocolate Lab, and Arlo, a 220-pound English Mastiff that looks more like a pony than a dog. Sweetest dogs in the world.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My obsession with reading began in 2007, and I began writing in 2009 as a form of therapy when I became caretaker for my mother, who had been diagnosed with dementia. I found writing about my experiences with my mother to be therapeutic, but I also needed an escape about writing about my problems! That’s when I started writing the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series–with both humor and mystery.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love mystery novels, and Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Nelson Demille, and Harlan Coben are some of my favorites. For Southern novels, I love Rick Bragg and Michael Lee Wes. Michael Lee is a female, and she inspires me, as well as the other authors I read.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Heroes & Hooligans in Goose Pimple Junction picks up three months after the first book in the series ends. There’s a new police chief in town, but also a bunch of hooligans who annoy the townspeople, aggravate and pester Martha Maye, and terrify everyone when a murder occurs. All of the folks who were in the first novel are back to lend support and humor. And there just might be a mutual attraction between Martha Maye and the new police chief.
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