Welcome Mary Kennedy.
WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW–but don’t afraid to ask for advice.
Everyone has heard the old adage, “Write what you know,” and that’s what I did in STAY TUNED FOR MURDER
This is the third book in The Talk Radio Mysteries and I have a lot in common with my heroine, Dr. Maggie Walsh. She’s a psychologist who closes up her practice in Manhattan to move to sunny Florida. I’m still practicing as a psychologist here on the east coast, but I make regular winter escapes to Ft. Lauderdale.
Maggie hosts her own radio talk show (my dream!) and I have a background in radio. Many years ago, I worked as a copywriter for WKDA Radio in Nashville, Tenn. So I feel comfortable, describing the worlds of radio and psychology.
But when I created the character of Madame Chantel, I hit a snag. Madame Chantel is a phony psychic who angles for Maggie’s job at the radio station.
I don’t know anything about the world of psychics, phony or otherwise, so I turned to my friends for advice. About half of them believe in psychics and half think they’re phony. So I left the door open on this issue. Readers can decide for themselves about Madame Chantel’s powers. What do you think? Have you ever consulted a psychic and did you find the advice useful? Would you ever ask a psychic to predict your future? And would you want to know the future, even if you could?
Thank you Mary!
Clearly, Mary takes her own advice. She’s created a fun series with a realistic protagonist in a quaint Florida town.
Leave a comment telling Mary what you think of psychics. If you’ve read the book, tell us what you think of her “Frasier meets Murder She Wrote” series. And…drum roll please…if you’d like to throw your name in the pot for a free copy of Stay Tuned for Murder, leave your email with your comment or make sure it’s on your profile page. You have today and tomorrow to enter. I’ll be drawing a name Saturday morning and announcing the winner as soon as I can contact them. [I have great news - Mary has offered TWO copies of her book for the drawing. So leave a comment; your chances of winning have increased!]
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