Thursday, November 9, 2017

Broken Promises by Anne Willow Giveaway & Interview

Broken Promises (A Past Imperfect Mystery)
by Anne Willow

I found this to be a fun, light read and a good start to a new series. I really enjoyed our main character, Julia.
~Valerie’s Musings
You’ll find a charming and interesting town. A just as charming leading lady and a good ole mystery that just might keep you guessing.
~My Reading Journeys

Broken Promises (A Past Imperfect Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Between the Lines Publishing (August 15, 2017)
Print Length: 212 pages
Julia was in a search of a way out…a way back to herself.
The passing of her favorite aunt sends her to the small artist town of Grand Marais, nestled along the northern coast of Lake Superior. There she starts to weave the tattered threads of a new life, rediscovering her love of sketching, while running the antique shop, Past Imperfect. Everything is finally going right. Until a mysterious package arrives, tucked inside is an ornate silver letter opener bearing the initials E.C. along with an even more mysterious note. Julia’s natural curiosity piqued, but before she can discover who sent the letter opener, it’s found embedded in Tom Peterson’s chest. The tapestry of her new life begins to unravel as she is named a prime suspect. Now, left with few clues and a past not willing to let her go, Julia works to solve the mystery and the murder.
Infidelity through time and a curse that only she can break – once she figures out how.
About The Author
Anne has always loved the North Shore, especially Lake Superior near Grand Marais. She lives there with her husband and two children. When bringing the Past Imperfect series together, Anne couldn’t think of a better place to have Julia’s shop. If you find yourself traveling through, stop by Artist Point, you may just find her sitting on the rocks.

Where are you from?Originally, I was in Chicago, but moved Grand Marais when the opportunity arose.

Tell us your latest news?  I'm really excited about things.  I'm working on book 2 of the series – that should be out before Christmas. It takes place about two months after the ending of book 1 and delves into Julia's life before taking over the antique shop as well as the Chippewa band on the Grand Portage Reservation.There's also plenty of murder and mystery to go around.

When and why did you begin writing?  I started writing short stories when I was in middle school and moved to fan fiction. I liked being able to play with characters I knew and loved. That helped me to stretch my own characters in different ways.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?  Though I've been writing for years, it wasn't until I held my first book in my hand did I feel like a writer.

What inspired you to write your first book?  I enjoy mysteries and started playing with the idea of writing a cozy mystery set in my own town. Walking around town, I noticed an empty shop and thought it would perfect for an antique shop and Past Imperfect was born.

Do you have a specific writing style?  I visitedone of those "who do I write like" sites and it said I wrote like Agatha Christie. I would love to have her following and success. I've never been someone who could turn out a book in a month, my characters like to go off in their own way and change the story completely. The funny thing is, it ends up being better than I originally plotted.

How did you come up with the title? Broken Promises refers to the state of Julia's marriage and of her own self-worth. It also touches on the story within the main story.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?It's about betrayal of someone you love, but also how we betray ourselves.

What would you like my readers to know?  First, I would like to thank them for taking the time to get to know me. Thank you for giving them the opportunity. Julia isn't perfect, but none of us are. I hope everyone who reads the books can find a character to relate to – to say, "yeah, that's me... or I know how she feels."

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