Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fit To Be Dead by Nancy G. West Interview & Trailer

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Fit To Be Dead
by Nancy G. West

I enjoyed Fit to be Dead. It’s a quick and easy read that keeps the reader engaged from for the first page. There is humor, sadness, suspense, and tragedy – a little something for everyone who loves a good cozy mystery.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
This whodunit will get you up and moving to the beat! With great characters and a story line that will keep you wanting to know what happens next. Aggie brings the humor and wit and you will work up a sweat trying to find out who the killer is before they strike again! What a great read…
~Shelley’s Book Case
Aggie is a “larger than life” character. She’s strong, funny and smart.
~Socrates Book Reviews
I already have number two in the series and it is next up on my TBR pile because this is a series you can really get into. Great characters – you will be wondering what will happen with Sam and Angie when/if her past and her part in his is revealed.
~rantin’ ravin’ and reading
This is a fast read. It is entertaining in spots. The health club setting was contemporary. I enjoyed the focus on aging and getting into shape. A good cozy mystery featuring an amateur sleuth.
~Mysteries Etc.
This is such a great storyline! The health club setting is fun to read!
~My Recent Favorite Books
Fit to be dead is a fun cozy mystery that will keep you turning the pages while Aggie, Sam and Meredith look for a killer, who may be after Aggie too.
~A Chick Who Reads
Fit to be Dead is a light, easy read…
~Back Porchervations
Fit TO Be Dead by Nancy G. West is a fun first book in a great new cozy series. I absolutely loved Aggie – she is an awesome main character and I felt like she is someone I’d want to be friends with.
~Brooke Blogs
The author does a good job of throwing a lot of possible murderers at the reader and managed to keep me from guessing who the killer might be from the list of suspects. I never suspected the killer.
~Storeybook Reviews
A solid story line, with many suspects and twists, not to mention Aggie’s personal mystery.
~Christa Reads and Writes
22844297Fit To Be Dead
(An Aggie Mundeen Mystery Book 1)

E-Book File Size: 477 KB
Publisher: Henery Press (July 24, 2014)
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Henery Press(July 29, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1940976372

Aggie Mundeen, single and pushing forty, fears nothing but middle age. When she moves from Chicago to San Antonio, she decides she better shape up before anybody discovers she writes the column, “Stay Young with Aggie.” She takes Aspects of Aging at University of the Holy Trinity and plunges into exercise at Fit and Firm.
Rusty at flirting and mechanically inept, she irritates a slew of male exercisers, then stumbles into murder. She’d like to impress the attractive detective with her sleuthing skills. But when the killer comes after her, the health club evacuates semi-clad patrons, and the detective has to stall his investigation to save Aggie’s derriere.
About This Author
I’ve been writing since age seven: poems back and forth with my mom. I had a real poem published in the Library Journal, Pegasus, at age fifteen. At eighteen, I wanted to study journalism and English literature, but friends who chose that college route were making minimum wage or selling lingerie. Being practical, I earned a business degree. After marriage and two children, I decided I HAD to study literature and write. I wrote non-fiction articles, a biography, and a suspense novel in 2004. That’s when whimsical Aggie Mundeen cut through the suspense, popped into my head and demanded her own series. The Aggie Mundeen mystery capers were born. Aggie must have been right:FIT TO BE DEAD is a LEFTY FINALIST 2013 for best humorous mystery, nominated by Left Coast Crime.
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Where are you from?
   That strange place in the universe where curiosity, storytelling and tenacity are stirred into a pot and writers come bubbling out.

Tell us your latest news?
    Aggie Mundeen and her author tour cyberspace September 28 to October 12 to reveal secrets about Aggie’s first two romantic mystery capers, FIT TO BE DEAD and DANG NEAR DEAD.      

When and why did you begin writing?

     At age seven when my cousins invaded our house and I couldn’t get a word in edgewise.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
     When I noticed people had to stop talking to read what I wrote.

What inspired you to write your first book?
      I had characters in my head. I wanted to see what they’d do.

Do you have a specific writing style?
      Serious, until I can no longer stand it and humor pops out.

How did you come up with the titles?
      I wanted titles to fit the stories and also tie books in the series together.
      FIT TO BE DEAD: Aggie Mundeen, single, pushing forty and in love with a reluctant detective, has to shape up before anybody discovers she writes the anti-aging advice column. But when she creates chaos at the health club, staying fit yields to staying alive.
      DANG NEAR DEAD: Aggie vacations with friends at a dude ranch. Besides drought, snakes, dangerous dudes, sinister sharpshooters and poison ivy, what could go wrong?

Is there a message in your novel(s) that you want readers to grasp?
      We shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously; nobody else does.

How much of the books is realistic?
      Characters.  Setting.  Love.  Hate. Jealousy.  Greed. Schemes. Desperation. Forgiveness. Murder.   (Events: not so much.)

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
      Yes. And no.

What books have influenced your life?
       The Bible. King Lear. To Kill a Mockingbird. Othello. Bird by Bird. Musicophelia. Ordinary Grace. House Rules.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
      The offspring of William Shakespeare and Janet Evanovich.

What book are you reading now?

 Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
      I’m sure I’d like many new authors’ books, but I’m still trying to catch up with the old authors.

What are your current projects?
      SMART, BUT DEAD. Aggie returns to college to learn how genetics affect aging. She’ll share the knowledge with her readers while she learns how to stay young for Sam. But genes can turn deadly.

What would you like my readers to know?

      In the most serious subjects, there is always humor. 

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the questions and answers. I especially like the "gene" part of the plot. Would like to see how the author explains it.