Social media is a great thing…otherwise how would I discover all these great new humorous mysteries written by up and coming new authors? Like the woman who stopped by to “chat” today…
Name: Larissa Reinhart
Recommend a Beach Read: This is an old romantic suspense, but has a great “beach” location. Mary Stewart’s THIS ROUGH MAGIC, which takes place on the Greek
. Lots of intrigue, a touch of romance, and even has a dolphin! island of Corfu
Most cherished beach memory: My family and I lived in
, two years ago. We loved living 30 minutes from the beach and 30 minutes from the mountains, so we spent plenty of time in both places. At the time my girls were six and four. We celebrated the 4th of July at the beach. I had planned to BBQ and set off fireworks for the children that night. After spending the day lazing on the beach, we got ready to grill and realized it wasn’t allowed on the beach. At dusk, we had to hike across a bay bridge and then carry all our stuff down an embankment next to the water, but it was worth it. The kids had so much fun shooting off fireworks while the dads grilled. Our own little 4th of July celebration in Nagoya, Japan . Japan
One author, living or dead, with whom you’d like to sip Mai Tais with on
: That’s a hard one! I’d say Agatha Christie, although I can’t imagine her sipping Mai Tais on a beach. I’d probably have more fun with my friend, Terri L. Austin, who also writes humorous mysteries. We’d probably come up with some pretty good stories while people watching. And the Mai Tais won’t hurt either. Waikiki Beach
Worst non-writing job you ever had: In college I got a job detailing cars. I think I was fired after two weeks because I was such a bad detailer.
Favorite quote or saying: “Don’t ever write a check with your mouth that you can’t cash with your (bottom).” I have problems saying no, so it’s a good one for me to remember!
Song that you dance to (when no one is watching): “Love Shack” by the B52s. And if you give me a couple beers first, I’ll have no problem with anyone watching. (Okay everybody...click on the embedded arrow then get up and DANCE!)
Three of your favorite things: My two girls and my husband.
Two secret vices: Dark chocolate covered edamame from Trader Joes and Real Housewives of New Jersey.
One pet peeve: People who lie on beds with their shoes on. After living in
this particularly grosses me out, even when I see it on TV or a movie. Japan
Bio: Larissa loves to write small town characters with big attitudes, particularly sassy women with a penchant for trouble. PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (Henery Press, August 2012) is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, a 2012 The Emily finalist, and a 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial finalist. When she’s not writing about southern fried chicken, she writes about Asian fried chicken at her blog about life as an ex-expat at theexpatreturneth.blogspot.com. After moving around the Midwest, the South and
Japan, she now lives in with her husband, daughters, and Biscuit, a Cairn Terrier. Georgia
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