Hello and Welcome All!
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Meredith Potts author of The Daley Buzz Cozy Mysteries series.
Hi Meredith, thank you for agreeing to this interview. For those readers not familiar with you, would you please tell us a bit about yourself?
I have been writing stories all of my life, but just recently took the plunge to actually publish them. I live in California, which is the inspiration for a number of books. I love sweets, long walks on the beach, cute corgi videos, and a good mystery.
How did you choose the genre you write in?
Who doesn’t love a whodunit? Cozy Mysteries always feature such great puzzles. One of the great draws is trying to guess who the killer is.
Where do you get your ideas?
I draw a lot of my story ideas from personal experience. I have worked a number of lousy jobs which have become settings in a number of my books.
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
Humorous scenes are always a blast. I just love being able to make people laugh.
I’m a dog lover and corgis are one of the breeds I enjoy, so what made you decide to add a corgi into the story?
Corgis are the cutest dogs in the world. Not to mention, they are such happy creatures. They always look like they are smiling.
What is your favorite chocolate and why?
I love a good Lindt Truffle. A personal favorite is a caramel truffle. Although, I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as well. Don’t make me choose between the two. You can’t really go wrong with either.
Give us some insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
Sabrina Daley, the heroine of my story, is driven by the desire to find out what happened to her older sister, who went missing ten years ago. While solving the various murders that take place in Treasure Cove, Sabrina is desperate to solve the coldest case of all–what happened to Jessica?
Tell us about your favorite writing environment. Indoors, outdoors, a special room, etc.?
I have tried writing outdoors, but nature is too distracting. I find myself staring out in the distance too much. Instead, I sit down at my kitchen table with a cup of tea and scribble out the words.
Does your family support your career as a writer?
No. I’m completely self-sufficient, thanks to my wonderful readers. They are the best. I owe them everything. Although, my family has been quite supportive over the years as well.
For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks, audios, or traditional paper/hard back books?
It depends on what kind of a mood I’m in. When I’m at home, I read ebooks. In the car, it’s audio book all the way.
Last, what is next for you?
You’ll be seeing more of Sabrina Daley in the future, that’s for sure.
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.
Thank you for having me. This has been a blast.
Meredith Potts loves corgis, cupcakes, and captivating books. Her mysteries usually feature all three.
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Narrator: Lainie Pahos
Length: 5 hours 8 minutes
Publisher: Meredith Potts⎮2017
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: The Daley Buzz Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
Release date: Oct, 23, 2017
Synopsis: Sabrina Daley is still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her sister 10 years before. Even though the case went cold long ago, she keeps holding out hope that one day she will discover what happened to her sister. Sabrina’s life is turned upside down again when she discovers her friend’s dead body in the alley way behind her family’s coffee shop. If that isn’t bad enough, after a week of investigating, the local police appear to be stumped. Terrified about a second case going cold in town, Sabrina decides to take matters into her own hands. She sets out on her own, determined not to give up until she has brought her friend’s killer to justice.
Lainie Pahos is a Chicago native who is currently based in Los Angeles continuing her work on stage and screen.
An excerpt from Chocolate with a Side of Murder, Click Here
Goodreads The Daley Buzz Mysteries Series
- Chocolate with a Side of Murder
- Caramels with a Side of Murder
- Apple Pie with a Side of Murder
- Lemon Bars with a Side of Murder
- Cookies with a Side of Murder
- Halloween Candy with a Side of Murder
- Christmas Cookies with a Side of Murder
- Gelato with a Side of Murder
- Chocolate Cake with a Side of Murder
- Cupcakes with a Side of Murder
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