Character Interview: Daytona Dead By Karen Vaughan

For those of you not keeping up, I’ve been participating in the Fantastic Blog Hop Tour and have been featuring this week author, Karen Vaughan author of Daytona Dead, Dead Comic Standing and Dead on Arrival.  Today, we’re gonna have a little fun and talk to one of her characters to see just how she feels about her circumstances in crime/murder mystery.  Enjoy!

Character Interview: Daytona Dead By Karen Vaughan

Interview with Laura Hamilton-Fitz

What is your biggest fear?Daytona Dead By Karen Vaughan

LHF: I fear that one day all my amateur sleuthing is going to catch up with me. Gerry or I could get really hurt or Gerry could get sick of me playing Nancy Drew and leave.

What would you give up everything to have?

LHF: Children

What is the biggest mistake you’ve ever made and are you going to be able to rectify it?

LHF: Hmm that’s a hard one but getting to involved in the Leena situation in OVER HER DEAD BODY. I could have been Killed and it nearly ended me and Gerry.  I tried to lay off but again death found is in DAYTONA DEAD.
What food would you never eat?

LHF:  Entrails- I don’t do liver, tripe, tongue or kidney –makes me want to yack!

You’ve dressed to impress. What are you wearing?

LHF:  Me a fashion maven? I am most comfortable in a pair of sweats and a t-shirt.

What one thing have you found unattainable thus far in your life?

LHF:  Motherhood and a winning lottery ticket.

What is about to change for you?

LHF:  I am not sure but Gerry and I are trying for that all important baby. The clock is ticking.

Where do you live? (and is this your only life?—for para stories only)

LHF:  We live in the north end of Toronto in Canada. We just moved from Scarborough.

When did you live?

LHF:  Why did your writer pick this time in history? (if this is not a contemporary story)

Who are you? (ie: warrior, demon, doctor, mechanic):

LHF:  Building superintendant for a high rise building  and amateur sleuth as it turns out. Some even call me a corpse magnet.

What do you see when you look in the mirror? (more than physical description, please)

LHF:  Someone who is trying to find herself and who is insecure.

Who do you hate and why?

LHF: Not really hate but I do have a few people I would be happy not to see again.  Tiny Todd Crawford(DEAD ON ARRIVAL), Leena Dubois Brown(OVER HER DEAD BODY) and Killer T. Ford (DAYTONA DEAD)

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Previously posted articles about Karen and Daytona Dead:

https://rachelrueben.com/2013/04/01/karen-vaughan-breakout-star/

https://rachelrueben.com/2013/04/02/an-excerpt-from-daytona-dead-by-karen-vaughan/

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About Karen Vaughan:Author Karen Vaughan

Karen Vaughan lives in Peterborough Ontario with her husband Jim and a four legged off spring named Sugar. She is the mom of a 22 year old daughter and four grown step children and a 2 1/2 year old grandson named Ike. DEAD COMIC STANDING is her second novel. Her first novel DEAD ON ARRIVAL garnered praise from friends, family and online gamers.  She also enjoys doing crafts and other hobbies. Her latest book is called OVER HER DEAD BODY is the second book to DEAD ON ARRIVAL. DAYTONA DEAD is the third in that series which is soon to be released.

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How I Turned My Starter Novel Mess Into Success!

Starter Novel Mistakes
Embarrassed by your own work?
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Last month while bracing for Hurricane Sandy, I came upon an early version of my vampire novel Eternal Bond.  Not only was I shocked by how old it was, but I was really shocked by how bad it was!  Eternal Bond was my starter novel which I abandoned in 2009.  What was so wrong with it you ask?  Well, everything!

  • I used first person, a difficult viewpoint for a rookie to write in.
  • There was no clear antagonist or protagonist.
  • It was set in the 21st century.
  • Too many flashbacks.

I got so lost, I abandoned the project.  It wasn’t until last year, that I picked it back up and literally started over.  Opening a new Word document I began from scratch and literally changed everything.

  • I Used third person.
  • Had a few villains and heroes.
  • I Placed the story in 16th century Europe.
  • I didn’t use hardly any flashbacks.

Here’s what I came up with: The new and improved Eternal Bond Chapter 1

Eternal Bond By Rachel Rueben
Coming this Dec.

Ebook Giveaway!

 

Rachel Rueben's Hag
Available for free on Amazon!!!

In anticipation of the release of my vampire novel “Eternal Bond” I’ve decided to do a little giveaway.  “Hag” my first YA novel is on Kindle for free all weekend!  You heard me right, just hurry up and get there soon before it’s too late!  Here’s the link: http://buff.ly/T6ocjH

There’s even a three chapter excerpt from Eternal Bond as an added bonus!