Saturday, January 16, 2016

Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters by Lida Sideris Interview & Giveaway


Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters
by Lida Sideris

The action behind the cameras at “The Complex” is as suspenseful as anything that would show up onscreen in an action or thriller movie.
~Back Porchervations
I enjoyed reading Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters. It was fast paced and interesting.
~Bill’s Book Reviews
This was a fun murder mystery…an enjoyable fast-paced read.
~Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes
Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (September 11, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1509202409


Watch out Southern California! There’s a new entertainment attorney in town and she’s got game. Only problem is, it’s not the one she should be playing. Corrie Locke belongs behind a desk, not behind a Glock. She should be taking VIP calls, not nosing around a questionable suicide. Instead, she’s hot on the trail of a murderer.
Luckily, she’s the daughter of a late, great private eye and she’s inherited his love of sleuthing…and illegal weaponry. It doesn’t help matters that her gene for caution is a recessive one. Corrie finds herself in the center of a murder case, unearthing suspects in shocking places. With a cold-blooded killer on the loose, Corrie will have to up her game, or die trying.

About The Author

 Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida Sideris worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio. Unlike her heroine, she did not get blackmailed into investigating the suspicious death of a co-worker. Lida resides in the northern tip of Southern California with her family, their rescue shepherds, and a flock of uppity chickens. She was one of two national recipients of the Helen McCloy/Mystery Writers of America scholarship for mystery writing.

Where are you from?
Like my heroine, Corrie Locke, I’m from Southern California. We were both born in Los Angeles. Also like Corrie, I lived in Hermosa Beach when I was twenty-six years old, coincidentally J at the same address.

Tell us your latest news?
My latest news is that at long last I have a debut novel out and about, and I’m having more fun than I knew was possible! I’m meeting such a wonderful community of people, in the physical and in the virtual world. I love it! And I’m working on the second book in my Corrie Locke series.

When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing not long after I began reading. Books draw us from reality into whole new worlds. I begin writing to see what it felt like to accomplish that feat. Could I create a world and situations inviting enough so that both friends and strangers would want to join me?  That is my hope.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? From the moment I began to write. But, I didn’t consider myself an author until I was published and noticed I was referred to as one. That was absolutely wonderful!

What inspired you to write your first book?
I’ve wanted to write for a long, long time. I wrote little articles and essays, but a book seemed daunting. One day, I was wandering down the hallway in the office building where I work as a lawyer, and I grew nostalgic for my former job in the entertainment industry. Not nostalgic enough to return. But I thought wouldn’t it be nice if I could return as my younger self, but with a whole slew of skills and knowledge that I wouldn’t dream possible? And it wouldn’t hurt to be surrounded by hot guys. The beginning of a light-hearted mystery was born.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I write by the seat of my pants, but do go back and comb through and comb through until I have any kinks worked out. Revision is my middle name.

How did you come up with the title?
There’s a murder and a multitude of disasters, all of them quite unnatural. My heroine is subjected to one unnatural disaster after another. Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters was born with my first draft.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Always do the right thing. Well, most of the time. Okay, some of the time. J

What would you like my readers to know?
How much I appreciate them! I wrote the book thinking that it was like throwing a party, inviting friends, known and not yet known, to join me on a fun adventure in and around Southern California with a cast of unique and unpredictable characters.

Thank you!!

Author Links
TWITTER: @lidasideris
Purchase Links
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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me and for the wonderful interview questions! Much appreciated! :)

  2. Thank you for the interview. This is at the top of my wish list.