Tuesday, March 12, 2013

GUEST BLOG: When the Past Comes Back with a Bang

Today, I'm taking a break from the weight control theme and welcoming a guest blogger Lauren Carr. Her new novel Blast from the Past was published in January of this year. Her mysteries get great reviews. Maybe it's because she includes Gnarly her dog in her books. You think? Maybe it's because they're action packed books.

Lauren Carr Speaks about Her Writing

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.  ~Virginia Woolf

What are you most afraid of revealing to your friends? Most likely, it is the revelation of something from your past. Maybe it is something you did or the way you used to be in your immature youth. Maybe it has to do with the family that you have left behind and moved on away from.

The past plays a major part of the story in my latest Mac Faraday mystery, Blast from the Past.

On the surface, it is about Archie Monday, the late Robin Spencer’s assistant. In the opening, the reader learns that in her past, she had witnessed a horrible murder, which changed the course of her life. Leaving everything behind, she was put into the witness protection program.

There are other characters in Blast from the Past who are encountering elements from their pasts.

Retired homicide detective Mac Faraday became a multi-millionaire upon the death of his birth-mother, world famous mystery author Robin Spencer.  In his present, he has the resources to do anything he wants. However, when the mob comes to town and bodies start dropping, Mac’s past comes back like a lover he couldn’t leave behind. With pride, this millionaire free to sit back and order another drink, strapped on the gold badge of detective and his service weapon and went out to catch the murderer who dared to come to his town.

For Mac Faraday, the past is something that he embraces with pride. You will embrace it too when you read Blast from the Past.

Lauren's Bio
Lauren Carr fell in love with mysteries when her mother read Perry Mason to her at bedtime. The first installment in the Joshua Thornton mysteries, A Small Case of Murder was a finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award.

Lauren is also the author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. It’s Murder, My SonOld Loves Die Hard, and Shades of Murder, have all been getting rave reviews from readers and reviewers. Blast from the Past is the fourth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series. The next installment in the Mac Faraday series will be released in October of this year.

Released September 2012, Dead on Ice introduces a new series entitled Lovers in Crime, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates. The second installment in the Lovers in Crime series will be out in 2013.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. 

We'll be back with a blog "Don't Save Leftovers by Adding to Your Waist" on Friday.

JL and Bug