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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

AN INTERVIEW WITH POSTMISTRESS AND AMATEUR SLEUTH JEAN FLOWERS

Small town postmistress and amateur sleuth Cassie Miller, star of the Postmistress Mysteries by Jean Flowers, sits down with us today for an interview.

What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
I was happy in Boston, working at the main post office, engaged to a great guy (until my author turned him into a jerk who texted me our breakup).

What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
I'm a dependable worker.

What do you like least about yourself?
I'm a pushover for whoever's nice to me.

What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
Solve three murders, putting my life in danger!

Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
See above, putting my life in danger. Also see above, turning my fiancé into a jerk.

What is your greatest fear?
Ending up alone and unloved.

What makes you happy?
Reading about postal history and trivia, like the fact that at one time you could mail children!

If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
I'd probably stay in Boston because there's more going on after sundown.

Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
My friend Linda, because she bugs me about returning to Boston. And it bothers me because I'm still not sure I did the right thing moving away from the city.

Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
My friend Sunni, the chief of police because she has the most interesting job, most of the time.

Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
Jean Flowers is really Camille Minichino. I think. She may be in witness protection because she has two other names, too – Margaret Grace and Ada Madison. They all hang out at www.minichino.com and blog every Thursday at www.minichino.com/wordpress. Sign up for her monthly newsletter. She always has a puzzle or riddle and constantly declutters by turning everything into swag for her readers.

What's next for you?
I don't know exactly what Jean Flowers has in mind for me, but after writing 25 novels in 20 years, she's having a great time with shorter pieces. I may appear in a novella soon.

The Magnesium Murder
In this novella addition to the Periodic Table Mysteries, freelance embalmer Anastasia Brent is summoned to prepare the body of a young woman—a bride-to-be, and a suspected murder victim. Anastasia is pressed into service by her mortuary employer to investigate the suspicious death. Anastasia overcomes her own personal stress of moving in with her boyfriend, to follow the trail that leads to justice.

4 comments:

Camille Minichino said...

All of us thank you, Anastasia --- Jean, Margaret, Ada, and Camille.
You're such a great hostess!

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Always happy to help out my fellow sleuths.

Angela Adams said...

Mail children??? Oh, my!

Camille Minichino said...

Yes, Angela! Here's one of many articles on the topic: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/05/24/mail-that-baby-a-brief-history-of-kids-sent-through-the-u-s-postal-service/?utm_term=.834b7a1ba748