A One Of A Kind Story
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Meth Murder & Amazon is a thrilling and humorous story following a family who is trying to sell their house while all manner of things go awry. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?
Meth Murder & Amazon is based on a real story that happened to my family selling our first house in Colorado. All the events that transpire in the book factually happened. The news article is still out there in Colorado and there is real evidence included in the book.
I wanted to transform this unbelievable betrayal by my real estate agents into a humorous and suspense filled roller coaster. When life gives you lemons, figure out how to transform them into sweet lemonade. So I set out to turn this tragedy into a one of a kind story that brings laughter and sheds light on the evils of real estate here in America.
Your characters are interesting and fun to follow. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?
I wanted the characters to be memorable and stand on their own meri, while also ensuring that everyone’s identity was concealed for the most part. I did that by coming up with absurdly humorous character names based on positive and/or negative attributes. If someone wronged me in real life, they were getting a hilarious and unpleasant name that I would poke fun at over and over again. An example is Dawbee Snobby. She is the worst assassin (realtor) in the book so she gets nicknames like Dawbee of Snobby, sly Dawbers of Snobbers, Dawbicus of Snobicus and more. The realtors might have won the battle, but I was going to win the war.
If a character helped our family during this troubling time I wanted to recognize that by giving them a memorable, fun name and share their journey in a pleasant way. I used their positive attributes to bring their characters to life. For example, my Aunt collects spoons from all over the world, so I played on that to create ‘Ant Collector’. It might read like she is a collector of ants, but I wanted to also keep her identity hidden. Another example is ‘The Glove’ who was a real estate agent referred to me by my Aunt. His company is White Glove realty so I used those and similar types of attributes to bring the characters alive.
What scene in the book did you have the most fun creating?
The interview with the Denver News Journalist (aka Baron Von Stoopy) was really fun to recreate. The saying goes, all news is good news, but I cry foul to that. You never realize how many takes are required to get the correct angles and atmosphere that the news broadcast wants to present. Just opening the door to my home was an agonizing several takes long. Everything about the situation was painful and in hindsight I should’ve probably let bygones be bygones.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I am working on an innovative concept titled Hysterical Hangouts with The Hindlegs. It features a racous cast of loveablely deranged characters that give you unfiltered, backstage access to their hilarious and drama filled life. It will have all the theatrics of a reality show with hidden cameras and unforgettable scenes, while told through the lens of the main character. The book plays on the worst stereotypes of a family dynamic and shows what happens when families stop being polite and start being real. Hysterical Hangouts with The Hindlegs should debut Summer 2023.
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