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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JACKIE LAYTON'S DOG WALKER SLEUTH ANDIE GRACE SCOTT

Today we sit down for a chat with Andie Grace Scott from Jackie Layton’s A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery Series.

What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings? 
I walked dogs and spent time with my family and friends.

What’s the one trait you like most about yourself? 
I don’t back down from a challenge.

What do you like least about yourself? 
I talk too much, and once I get going it’s sometimes hard to stop.

What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you? Can you believe she made me inherit a plantation? I’m a beach girl. I had to go through old, dirty barns and sheds to track down clues. 

Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about? 
Once Jackie tried to lead me toward the wrong suspect. I had to convince her a different person was the killer.

What is your greatest fear? 
I’ve faced so much death in my life, my biggest fear has been fully committing to a romantic relationship. But I’m in love with a local man now, and I’m trying to be brave and not give in to this fear. 

What makes you happy? 
Family, dogs, coffee and chocolate.

If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why? 
I wouldn’t have so many people die, but then I’d be a boring dog walker. 

Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why? Regina really bugs me. She used to date my mentor, Peter Roth, and she’s from Charleston. She’s so uppity, and I just can’t connect with her. Maybe I should try harder. 

Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why? 
Juliet is my best friend, but if I had to choose, Hannah Cummings would be the answer. She’s running for State Representative in order to make a difference in our world. Two of her major goals are to stop human trafficking in South Carolina and to help our youth have a bright future.

Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog? 
Find Jackie's website and blog here.

Jackie Layton is an author and pharmacist. She spent most of her life in Kentucky, but she lives on the coast of South Carolina now. Some days she can even hear the waves from her home. Jackie is married to the love of her life, and he’s her biggest encourager. She loves her family and vacation days are used to visit family in Kentucky and Texas. 

What's next for you? 
I’m going to have one more mystery to solve and it’ll involve cats! There will be a few life-changing surprises for me and my family in the third book. I hope readers will like the choices I make in Bag of Bones.

Dog-Gone Dead
A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery, Book 2

Who’d have thought mulch could cause such a stink?

Low Country dog walker Andi Grace Scott is happy to get mulch from one of her brother’s landscaping jobs—until she discovers the dead body buried beneath the bark.

Worse, her brother’s landscaping tools were used to commit the murder. Once the police arrest her brother and seem happy to have “caught their man,” Andi Grace has no choice but to track down the real killer. She’ll risk everything to prove her brother’s innocence. Even if it means turning over every rock in town.

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