Friday, November 9, 2012

Beach Chat with Bill Hopkins

A husband and wife who both write mysteries?  Yup. They call themselves “The Deadly Duo.”  Is that a scream or what?  Today we “chat” with the husband-half, Bill Hopkins, Be sure and check back Monday when his wife Sharon stops by for a chat. 

Today we’re chatting with:  Bill Hopkins

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Recommend a Beach Read: To Kill a Mockingbird

Most cherished beach memory: When I was a child, I was fascinated by how the waves came rushing to meet me and dug holes under my feet.  

One author, living or dead, with whom you’d like to sip Mai Tais with on Waikiki Beach: Tennessee Williams

Worst non-writing job you ever had: Cleaning toilets at a state park.

Favorite quote or saying: "Every rule has an exception, including this one."

Song that you dance to (when no one is watching): "Still the One" by Orleans (RIP Larry Hoppen). (ed note:  I dare you NOT to dance and smile while watching this video…)

Three of your favorite things: My wife, my wife, my wife.

Two secret vices: My wife, my wife.

One pet peeve: My wife.

Bio: Bill Hopkins is retired after beginning his legal career in 1971 and serving as a private attorney, prosecuting attorney, an administrative law judge, and a trial court judge, all in Missouri. His poems, short stories, and non-fiction have appeared in many different publications. He's had several short plays produced. A book of collected poetry, Moving Into Forever, is available on Amazon. Bill is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Dramatists Guild, Horror Writers Association, Missouri Writers Guild, and Sisters In Crime. Bill is also a photographer who has sold work in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He and his wife, Sharon (a mortgage banker who is also a published writer), live in Marble Hill, Missouri, with their dogs and cat. Besides writing, Bill and Sharon are involved in collecting and restoring Camaros. Courting Murder is his first mystery novel.

     Courting Murder by Bill Hopkins  
     A Judge Rosswell Carew Mystery
     ISBN 978-0-9830504-38
     Southeast Missouri University Press

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