Wednesday, January 14, 2015

One Garish Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam by Jennifer Fischetto Giveaway & Interview

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One Garish Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam
by Jennifer Fischetto

This humorous whoduntit will make you laugh out loud. With wit, humor and murder you are sure to be swept away into the story from the start.
~Shelley’s Book Case
Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00031]One Garish Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam
(Dead by the Numbers Mysteries) (Volume 1)

Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 24, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1502961587

From National Bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes a hauntingly humorous new series…
Gianna Mancini has chatted with ghosts most of her life. It’s never affected her much. Until now. The latest ghost in Gianna’s family-centric, boy-complicated, job-depleted world is Emma Tinsdale, a woman Gianna despises. Wanting Emma out of her apartment and her orbit, Gianna chooses to help her move on, but she doesn’t expect to come across poisonous jam, a vengeful cop, or a group of friendly clowns. When a relative is framed for Emma’s death, Gianna must dig deeper and faster to find out what really happened that fatal night on the beach. With help from her sister, her cop brother, and her ex-boyfriend, Julian, she gets close to figuring out the truth. But when the killer closes in, Gianna better watch her step unless she wants to become the latest member of the dearly departed.

About This Author
Jennifer Fischetto is the National Bestselling Author of the Jamie Bond Mysteries. Unbreakable Bond, her adult debut novel, has received a National Reader’s Choice award nomination. She writes dead bodies for ages 13 to six-feet-under. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, singing (off-key), and watching an obscene amount of TV. She also adores trees, thunderstorms, and horror movies—the scarier the better. She lives in Western Mass with her family and is currently working on her next project.


Where are you from?

I’m originally from Long Beach, NY, which is on Long Island. I lived there for my first 23 years. Then I moved to Stone Mountain, GA, and I’ve now settled here in Western Massachusetts. (There was also 6 months in Stockton-on-Tees, England, as a teenager. J)

Tell us your latest news?

I recently finished a “secret” book. Haha, sorry for the teasing, but I’m not allowed to talk about it yet. If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll be one of the first to know when I get the green light to discuss it.

I also just started working on book 4 of the Jamie Bond series.  That should release this summer.

When and why did you begin writing?

In first grade, I’d take the fairytales, mostly Cinderella, and rewrite them into plays for me and my cousins to perform for the family. J Then in middle school I started writing my own stories, and I did this heavily in junior high and high school. I even took a creative writing class in 10th through 12th grades, where my writing won a couple of nationwide contests.

It was such a creative outlet for me. I read a lot, as well as watched a lot of TV and movies, and I wanted to share my imagination with others.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Throughout my twenties, I never considered writing as a serious vocation. I didn’t believe it was possible. I’d only heard of the big name authors, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Mary Higgins Clark, and I was told it was a pipe dream. Then in 2005, I was online and read about a woman who had sold a book to an e-publishing company. It opened my world. I joined a writing community and learned that writing professionally was very possible. I wasn’t overly productive that first year, but joining that community (Romance Divas) was the start of my career and when I first considered myself a writer. Coincidentally, it was on my birthday, so it’s an anniversary that’s easy to remember. J

What inspired you to write your first book?

Ha! My very first book was written at the age of 18 when I lived in England. I think I read every Miss Marple mystery during those six months. I also watched some terrific English mysteries, and it inspired me to write one of my own. I loved how the amateur sleuth deducted the killer from the slimmest of clues.

Do you have a specific writing style?

My style is conversational. I write how I speak. It’s very laid back and simple. I used to dislike it because it wasn’t lyrical and felt so plain, but now I love it. It’s me.

How did you come up with the title?

I wanted a series that had numbers in it. My publisher and I went through several options, but she really liked One Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam. We received feedback from editors and early readers that it was misleading because there’s more than one ghost in the book, so we added the word “garish” for logistics.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

There isn’t an overt message. Something that seems to be in all of my books is family though. Whether they’re blood related or people you meet later in life, loyalty and love between those you trust is very important to me.

What would you like my readers to know?

Gianna Mancini is a fun-loving woman who can communicate with the dead.
Jennifer Fischetto is a fun-loving woman who cannot communicate with the dead. J

I started this series because I have a quirky sense of humor. I can be super serious and then silly and goofy as heck. My favorite moments with my family are the ones when we say something “stupid” or corny and become hysterical over it. So writing a woman who’s completely at ease with her goofiness, one that is confident enough to say outrageous things, is very attractive to me.

Everyone won’t love or even like Gianna. That’s okay. Humor is subjective, and I certainly haven’t liked every character I’ve met. But if I can make one person feel something (no matter the emotion) then I’m happy. J

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  1. It looks great, hope to get a chance to read it

  2. Thanks so much for showcasing my book. Good luck to all who enter the giveaway. :)

  3. Sounds like a fun book. Looking forward to reading it.

  4. I have discovered I like cozies with ghosts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I have read some great reviews of this book.
    I am a cozy addict.

  6. Sounds like a great book, put it on my must read list.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway