Monday, December 13, 2010

Marilyn Meredith's "Invisible Path"

We're happy to have Marilyn Meredith with us today talking about her book, Invisible Path. To learn more about Marilyn and her book, read on!


Title: Invisible Path
Publisher: Mundania Press

Cover blurb: A popular young Indian man is found dead near the recovery center at the far end of the Bear Creek Reservation. While investigating, Deputy Tempe Crabtree learns the victim wasn’t quite what he seemed, and she crosses paths with a militant para-military group who piques her curiosity and ends up being a threat.

1) How did this story come to you?
Because I live near the reservation I base a lot of my story on, learning about the recovery center started the idea. I also had a contest asking folks to come up with a plot for the story. Though I got a lot of ideas, none quite fit the bill but pieces did.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
This one wasn’t difficult as Invisible Path is part of an ongoing mystery series and Mundania has been supportive about publishing the last few.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Perhaps that I’m a great grandmother and family is extremely important to me. At one time I wanted to be an artist as well as a writer, but I realized to do a good job I had to choose between one or the other and writing won. I grew up during World War II and had a great time imagining that I would be asked to be a spy.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I write two series and at the moment am finishing up my next Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel. The next one in that series will be out sometime after the beginning of the year and is called Angel Lost.

5) Parting comments?
The characters in my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series are as real to me as any of my friends and family—and I know how the characters think, not something I know about the flesh and blood folks in my life. I keep writing about Tempe because I want to know what’s going to happen to her next and I hope that’s why readers will continue on with the series.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My webpage is http://fictionforyou.com, my blog is http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com and every Tuesday I make an appearance at http://thestilettogang.blogspot.com . I’m also on Facebook and Twitter.

7 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to be visiting you. If anyone has questions feel free to ask.

    Marilyn

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  2. Thank you for the interesting interview. This sounds like a great story. I also am a great grandmother and we live very close to a Indian reservation as well

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. I love these kind of series..I to want to know what is going to happen next.
    I'm a grandmother and all 6 are girls ages, 12,10,7,3,3, 10 months. Then in the middle I have a 4 yr old son and he has 3 sisters. Can you say very spoiled. They all are beleive me. My husband says John and him were to be surrounded by beautiful women and thats a wonderful life to live. I remind him of that when we girls get on his nerves...
    Great interview, can't wait to read your book

    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

    Heidi

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  4. All girls, wow--but what fun.

    Thanks for commenting, Heidi.

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  5. I love a good mystery. Usually I can't put them down until I find out the Who, What or Where. Did you use some of the ideas that people gave you in writing this book?

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. Please enter me in this giveaway:)

    I would enjoy reading this book, and it would be a blessing to win it!

    Thank you,
    chakasa58 at gmail dot com

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  7. Yes, Maureen, I used two of the ideas people gave me, the character name of Jesus Running Bear, and alcohol recovery references--though as usual from there my own imagination too off.

    Thanks for commenting, Charlotte Kay, and good luck.

    Marilyn

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