I am so pleased to welcome Tonya Kappes to my blog. Paranormal Cozy Mysteries are one of my favorite types of reads and I’m happy to share my conversation with Tonya and a little bit about her latest – A Charming Fatality. And be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
1. If you could live a day in the life of a fictional character, who would it be?
It would by my fictional character of witch June Heal. She is a good hearted helper and wants to really help everyone who comes in her store. She’s a good friend and a loving family member. She has it all!
2. What is your all time favorite book? And what books are currently on your nightstand?
The Giving Tree….I hope you don’t care it’s a children’s book! I adore it because I try to be as kind and loving and find the joy in every bit of life. The Giving Tree is a great lesson for all ages and it’s a favorite gift to give someone too.
Currently I’m writing, so I don’t have anything on my nightstand but pen and paper for the late night character calls I get in my head while trying to catch some shut eye.
3. If you weren’t an author, what would your dream job be?
Well, I’ve had that job too. I was a child therapist before I was able to write as a full time job. I love children and loved helping them and families. It was a wonderful job that lifted my spirits. I still keep my certification up just in case the book gig goes south.
4. Do you read and/or comment on reviews?
I do not read reviews. Everyone is subject to their opinion and regardless of what it is, I will continue to write because it’s my passion. Plus I know not everyone is going to like my voice and that’s okay with me.
5. A lot of your books have include magical elements. Where does that inspiration come from?
Oh! Growing up I loved to watch shows like Bewitched, Mork and Mendy, and I Dream of Jeannie. I think all of these shows played into a fun make believe of what if and helped me escape from the world a little bit. That is my goal as an author. I want to give my readers a fun light book where they don’t have to think so much and are able to get lost into a make believe world where they can escape from the every day life stress.
6. What is one question that you hear too many times during interviews? And a question that you wish someone would ask?
Which literary great would you like to have dinner with, dead or alive. I LOVE all questions about my fur babies and human babies!
This or That?
1. Fiction or Non-Fiction? Fiction
2. Novella or Tome? Novella
3. Cover or Synopsis? Cover
4. Bookstore or Library? Bookstore
5. Pen or Pencil? Pencil
6. Hardcover or Paperback? Paperback
7. E-book or Audiobook? E-book
8. Science Fiction or Paranormal? Paranormal
9. Stand Alone or Series? Series
10. Bookmarks or Dog Ears? Dog Ears
About A Charming FatalityTitle: A Charming Fatality
Author: Tonya Kappes
Publication date: July 10th 2015
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Length: 151 Pages
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon
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Whispering Falls’ resident potion maker, June Heal, is the first witch in the magical village to make a big money deal with the Head To Toe Works, a national chain specializing in spa and natural products.
Cures and Trouble. . .
June is going to need to use her own stress relief potion she made especially for Head To Toe Works after she discovers the dead body of Burt Rossen, the co-owner of Head To Toe Works, on the belt of the assembly line of her stress free lotion product.
Magic Stirs. . .
A new baby is born in Whispering Falls and giving Oscar Park, June’s fiancé and Whispering Falls’ sheriff, the itch to get a wedding date set and gives June an ultimatum.
And Trouble Doubles. . .
June is forced to use her witchy ways to figure out who stole her secret potion after it turns up missing. Rumors are flying around like broomsticks that June is a witch and used a spell to murder Mr. Rossen. Someone wants her out of Head To Toe Works, but who? Will the killer get to June before she can walk down the aisle?