Buried Angel by Kim Smith l Q&A + Blog Tour + Giveaway

Our guest today is the lovely Kim Smith, author of the cozy mystery novel, Buried Angel.

Kim is the hostess for the popular radio show, Introducing WRITERS! Radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She is also the author of the zany, Shannon Wallace mystery series available now from Red Rose Publishing. You can visit Kim’s website at www.mkimsmith.com.

Kim is her today to answer a few of my questions and if you want to leave her a question or a comment in the comment box below, she'll be more than happy to answer your questions, too! She is also going to give away an electronic copy of her book, Buried Angel! See details after the interview and please, leave your email address along with your comment or question so we can let you know if you won!

Q. Thank you for this interview, Kim. Can we begin by having you tell us why you chose to write cozy mysteries?

I don’t think I chose them. I think they chose me! I actually had written several stories, one a fantasy, and another a historical romance and found myself a little burned out on such intense writing. I settled down to do something more fun and less stressful (haha) and away we went. Shannon and Dwayne were the outcome and boy did they have fun with me!
Q. Who was your favorite character in Buried Angel and why?

I just love Shannon. She will always be forever my favorite character. She is like a nutty professor. She cannot do things that she knows is wrong. Especially when it is to help out her friends.

Q. Who was your least favorite character?

I didn’t enjoy writing the bad guys. I guess I have never met anyone like them face-to-face and so it was a real foreign affair to write them.

Q. Can you tell us about the setting and why you chose it?

I write about a small town, which is a sort of mixture of two towns close to me. Writing the setting is like breathing for me. I live here! Writing about being in the cemetery was not quite as easy. I have spent far too much time there in my life and so the unease of being in that place for Shannon and Dwayne is just my inner thought-work coming to the surface.

Q. What was the hardest part to write?

Getting started. Seriously, if I could make myself sit down when I need to be writing, and just do the work, I would be a very prolific author.

Q. What was the inspiration behind the story?

It’s funny. A hearse. Yes, I did. I wrote this story after following a hearse. Sigh.

Q. Thank you for this interview, Kim. We wish you much success!

Thank you for having me on the site. I love visiting with readers and writers and look forward to getting to know them better!

We're having a giveaway! Leave a comment or a question for Kim Smith between now and January 22 and you could be the winner of an electronic copy of her cozy mystery, Buried Angel! Or simply write "I love Buried Angel!" in the comment section!

Only those leaving email addresses with their comment or question qualifies.

The winner will be announced on Jan. 25.

Good luck!
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