I’m so happy to interview MaryAnn Kemper and help launch her new romantic mystery in her Under the Moonlight collection. Her 4th book is coming out on June.
If you like laughing while trying to solve the crime, you’ll love this series!!
MaryAnn Kempher’s books will test your crime solving skills and tickle your funny bone; with quirky characters and witty dialogue, her books will keep you guessing, and smiling until the very end.
Her books can be read out of order, but she recommends you start with her first, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder which is a romantic mystery set in Reno NV, then Forever Doomed, which is a murder mystery set on a cruise ship.
Sweet Mystery is her most recent release and another “I did not see that coming.” murder mystery.
- What genre do you write in and why? I write mystery with a touch of humor. I enjoy creating a puzzle for people to solve, and at the same time making them giggle.
- Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself? Are you married? Any kids? Where do you live?
I’m married with two teenage children. We live in Florida. I retired from the US Air Force in 2007 and started my first book in late 2008.
- What are some of your favorite authors and books?
So many authors I love. My favorite author is Agatha Christie; she inspired me to write mysteries. I admire and enjoy reading J.K. Rowling very much. I also love Jane Austen; I’ve read Pride and Prejudice at least 15 times, maybe more. Lastly, I enjoy Janet Evanovich’s books.
- If you could describe what writing means to you, how would you do so?
Writing is an odd beast. Frustrating and hard work. However, there are those times when the words seem to effortlessly flow. Those times make writing very enjoyable and rewarding.
- What is your favorite snack & drink while writing?
I drink coffee while I write, all day long. I don’t snack, but I do take breaks often and eat whatever is in the refrigerator.
- Which book do you think was best adapted into a movie? Why?
I think the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, the one with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, was done very well. I own a copy and watch it at least once a year.
7. Which book was the least successful adaptation into a movie? Why?
The Hobbit. That wasn’t a huge book but Hollywood managed to stretch it into three movies. Also, it was much more whimsical, or funny, than the movie version. Sure, it had some scary scenes, but Hollywood made it seem like a much darker book than it was. Lastly, they created a love affair that didn’t happen in the book. Just made that up.
- Write your favorite quote and explain why you picked it?
Off the top of my head—is a line of dialogue from a Harry Potter book. Dumbledore is speaking with Snape. Dumbledore realizes the Snape is still in love with Lilly Potter. He says, “Lilly? After all this time?” and Severus replies, “Always.” Such a simple exchange, but I love it. Packs so much emotion into such few words; J.K. Rowling is a genius.
- Any other things you’d like to share? This would be a good place to mention other works and share your buy links.
My fourth book in the Under the Moonlight collection, and another Jack Harney murder mystery, will be released in June. A link to my Amazon page is below:
Author FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryAnnKempher?ref=hl
It was a pleasure learning more about you and your work. Thanks once again for joining us!!
Thank you for hosting me.
Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder
A midnight food run nearly gets Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.
When Katherine meets Scott Mitchell; literally, tall, dark, and handsome, sparks fly, but despite their chemistry, both have their own reasons for wanting to stay “just friends”. When it becomes clear that Katherine’s life is in danger, they’ll work together to try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the killer, before Katherine becomes his next victim.
Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to
mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date.
Author Website: http://mkempher.com