Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mossy Creek by Jill Behe Giveaway & Interview

Mossy Creek
A Maggie Mercer Mystery
Book One
Jill Behe

Genre:  romantic mystery, cozy mystery,
women sleuth mystery

Publisher: DevilDog Press

Date of Publication: 12/15/15

ASIN: B0191Z04WI

Number of pages:251
Word Count: 57666

Cover Artist: Dane@ebooklaunch

Book Description:

Welcome to Mossy Creek. We’re small and easy-going with a lot of community pride and camaraderie. What we don’t have a lot of is crime.

A close-knit laid-back little borough, so close to the southern border of Pennsylvania we’re almost in West Virginia. Townsfolk like to say: “We’re south enough to lend credence to our slight drawl, but sufficiently north of the Mason-Dixon to be ‘damn Yankees’.”

None of us were prepared for murder … especially involving a teenager.

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Freezer Burn
A Maggie Mercer Mystery
Book Two
Jill Behe

Genre: romantic mystery, cozy mystery,
women sleuth mystery

Publisher: DevilDog Press

Date of Publication: 12/15/15


Number of pages: 338
Word Count: 69,977

Cover Artist: dane@ebooklaunch

Book Description:

Mossy Creek is in the midst of a bone-chilling winter. Even then, crime doesn’t take a vacation. If the temperatures don’t rise to the plus side of zero soon, the citizens will be suffering from Freezer Burn.

A visiting reporter has allegedly gone missing. Wyatt and Ricky are pulling double duty out at the lake, helping prep the hillside for the annual toboggan run. The mailbox baseball bandit, from last summer, has escalated his bashing spree. And, Maggie has acquired a stalker.

And, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

It’s cold outside, y’all. Come on over here. Warm yourselves by the fire while I’ll fill you in.

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Coming in the Summer of 2016
 Book Three

About the Author:

Jill is the eldest of four children born to Christian parents in East Central Pennsylvania. It took a while, but the rebel within finally broke free. After shocking family and friends by enlisting in the US Army, then marrying--not much of a shock--birthing three sons, and getting divorced--again not much of a shock--she's now settling in, back in the great State of PA ... until the next adventure.

Jill began writing nonsense stories for her siblings and friends while in grade school, probably from the time she learned cursive. Her writing has improved. (A good thing.) With time, maturity and persistence, she continues to hone her craft in a variety of genres ... and at the urgent butt-kicking of her friends.

During the thirty-odd years she was 'away from home,' she never lost her love of creating prose. It was only a few years ago, she met another writer, and accepted an invitation to join a writing group. Not only did she make many new friends, she also learned more about the craft, and how to market her work. 

Where are you from?  I’m from a small town in Northeast Pennsylvania called Berwick.
Tell us your latest news? Devil Dog Press just released the first two of my Maggie Mercer Mystery trilogy.
When and why did you begin writing? Maybe before I could write. My first grade teacher always said I was a day dreamer. Once I learned how to put all those dreams on paper, writing was just something I did. 
When did you first consider yourself a writer? Not until around 2003. I always had a dream to be published, but it was only a pipe dream. I met some (now) friends who encouraged me. One in particular who helped me believe it was possible.
What inspired you to write your first book?  A piece of advice my (former) pastor gave me: You’ll never know unless you try.
Do you have a specific writing style? No. I use different styles with different genres, and different lengths of prose. I do write everything in longhand first, then when I meet my daily quota (which varies daily), I type in into a Microsoft Word document – semi editing as I type.
How did you come up with the title? It was assigned to me by the facilitator of a small writing group to which I belonged; The Monday Night Specials. Our goal was to write a three page short, every time we met, from the titles we were given. Mossy Creek just grew and grew.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Not a specific message. Love isn’t just for twenty and thirty-year olds. Or, the really bad guys aren’t always obvious.
How much of the book is realistic? Most of it. None of it. It’s all made up, but the careers, and the structure of the police department and Borough Council are correct, as far as I know. The number of police officers is ridiculously unrealistic in size, compared to real life, but it worked for the story.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? No. The story is totally from my imagination.
What books have most influenced your life most? Not a particular book. Books by particular authors had the most influence. Phyllis Whitney’s Gothic romance/mysteries; Agatha Christie – all of them; Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade; Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz (and aka Jayne Castle), and Stella Cameron’s romantic suspense, just to name a few.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? It would have to be a combination of two writers: Nora Roberts and Phyllis Whitney.
What book are you reading now? I’m not reading one at the moment, but Jayne Ann Krentz’s Secret Sisters is waiting … patiently.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Not recently, but there are some books on my Kindle that are from new authors, I just haven’t had a chance to read any of them, yet.
What are your current projects? My current project is writing/finishing the third book in the Maggie Mercer Mystery trilogy: Dog Days.

What would you like my readers to know? Mossy Creek and Freezer Burn are fast fun reads, yet have enough elements of mystery to keep you interested to the end, and leave you with the feeling you just had a nice visit with friends.
Check out my Website for news, the latest updates.

Tour giveaway

(2) $25 amazon gift cards


  1. Nora Roberts is a great mentor to have...what would you like to or have your asked her?
    Sherry Compton

  2. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  3. These look like great books to curl up with!