Friday, October 5, 2012

Beach Chat with Maria Hudgins

Once again we're sitting down with an author for a cozy little chat with...

Name:  Maria Hudgins

Recommend a Beach Read: Skullduggery, by Aaron Elkins

Most cherished beach memory: The day at Nags Head when the fishermen pulled in their nets on the beach in front of our cottage and tossed the fish into their truck. But they didn't want the crabs. Soon there were big healthy crabs crawling all over the beach. We chased them down with tongs and big pots and collected enough to feed 10 people for dinner. For free.

        One author, living or dead with whom you’d like to sit on Waikiki beach and sip Mai Tais with: James Lee Burke- I'd ask him to bring some gulf shrimp etouffee with him and I'd do the drinks.

Worst non-writing job: Assembling clotheslines and boxing them for shipping.

Favorite quote: “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.” Groucho Marx

Three favorite things: My kid, My dogs, My iPad

Two secret vices:  Vanilla ice cream and anything dipped in melted butter.

Pet peeve: People who blow their horns in traffic for no discernible reason.

Song I dance to when no one is watching: (this is embarrasing) “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”  (Go ahead and click the imbedded arrow and get up and dance along with Maria…it’s okay, no one is watching!)

        Bio: Maria Hudgins is the author of the Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries and archaeology-related mysteries featuring botanist Lacy Glass and archaeologist Paul Hannah. She is active in Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, International Association of Crime Writers and Sisters in Crime. An inveterate traveler and animal lover, she lives in Hampton, VA with her Bichons, Holly and Hamilton. Her website is where you will find links to purchase all of her books, including Kindle and audio formats. 

1 comment:

Jayne Ormerod... said...

"Cheeseburger in Paradise" has memories for me, as my son chose it to "sign" in sign language class (his foreign language senior year of high school) Had to listen to it for hours on end while he practiced. It's a great restaurant, too!

Thanks for chatting today, Maria!