It’s more than a working title. My next Pet Rescue Mystery, OODLES OF POODLES, will be a February 2013 release. I’m focusing on it here rather than my next Harlequin Nocturne, UNDERCOVER WOLF, which I also love, and which will also be a February 2013 release--the fourth in my Alpha Force miniseries about a covert military unit of shapeshifters!
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I got the idea for OODLES OF POODLES when I saw that the American Humane Association had opened a new office on
What genre does your book fall under?
OODLES OF POODLES is a cozy mystery, part of my Pet Rescue Mystery series which is a spinoff from my Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery series, also a cozy mystery series. Both are from Berkley Prime Crime.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
This story takes place in the film industry, but I hadn’t really considered this question before! I think Sandra Bullock would make a great Lauren Vancouver, my protagonist, who is the chief administrator of a really great no-kill animal shelter, HotRescues. Her love interest is an officer with Los Angeles Animal Services. George Clooney might be a good candidate for Matt. There’s a role in it for Betty White, too--and she’s highly appropriate to be part of a Pet Rescue Mystery, since she’s so involved with saving animals. One of the volunteers at HotRescues is an older lady who used to be Lauren’s mentor and also a hoarder, but she’s now a great help at the shelter.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Because, as I mentioned before, I also write for Harlequin, both in their Nocturne and Romantic Suspense series, I have to keep on writing! It usually doesn’t take me more than a month to write a first draft. But then I edit a lot.
I’d say that anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries featuring dogs, or even cats, would enjoy this story and my series. How about Leann Sweeney’s stories, or Rebecca M. Hale’s, or Sparkle Abbey’s, or Dean James’?
As mentioned previously, seeing the American Humane Association in my neighborhood inspired me to write this story. I’ve been inspired to write the series because I love animals, especially dogs. I currently volunteer as a dog adoption counselor at Pet Orphans of Southern California, a wonderful shelter in
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
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