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An Interview with Jessie Morton
By Joyce Lavene
“This is Amy Templeton with WSZY News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We’re at the Renaissance Faire today in South Myrtle Beach to take a look at what’s new in this stellar attraction. Each year, this local Ren Faire brings in thousands of visitors who want to experience a day out of time. This is just the place to do it, too. You can find everything here from mermaids, pirates, and princesses to hatchet throwing, rock climbing, and camel riding. We’re talking with Jessie Morton who runs the Art and Craft Museum here in the Village.”
“Good Morning, Jessie.”
“How long have you been working at the Ren Faire?”
“Since I got out of college. My Ph.D. is in Renaissance crafts. I love it here. As you said, there’s something for everyone.”
“Including some scandal. There was a recent death here at the Faire.”
“It’s true. We lost Princess Isabelle. She was the eldest princess here. We still have Princess Pea who is just a baby.”
“There were some suspicious circumstances about Princess Isabelle’s death, wasn’t there?”
“Yes. The police are still working on that. You should probably talk to them.”
“What about this new shoemaker we’ve heard about? They say his boots and sandals are wonderful, but what makes them magical?”
“I don’t really know, Amy. People claim to have experienced odd feelings when they wear his boots and sandals. I have a pair but I can’t say I’ve felt anything different, although they are very comfortable.”
“Do you believe they have elf magic in them, as the shoemaker claims?”
“I don’t know about that. I’m not even sure what elf magic is!”
“And what about your shoemaker’s involvement in Princess Isabelle’s death?”
“I don’t think he was involved, but I—”
“Thank you, Jessie. I see the shoemaker now. Let’s go talk to him.”
“This is Amy Templeton with a day at the Ren Faire!”
Title: Bewitching Boots
Series: A Renaissance Faire Mystery #7
Author: Joyce and Jim Lavene
Age Range: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Length: 211 pages
Available Formats: Paperback, E-book
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Jessie is thrilled when she finds Bill Warren, an old fashioned shoemaker, and he agrees to come back to Renaissance Village with her. She’s not so thrilled when claims to have elf magic, and he falls for Princess Isabelle. The dancing slippers Bill makes for Isabelle make him a suspect when the princess takes a leap from the castle terrace. Now, Jessie must find the lady or lord who helped the princess with her last dance before she loses her star attraction.
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.
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