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Friday, March 3, 2023


Today we sit down for a chat with Amira Cooper from cozy mystery author Barbara Howard’s The Taste of Rain.

What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?

My life was super boring. Assisting the elderly at the Gladstone nursing home was not very exciting, trust me. Well, I had my college courses, but I was doing okay with my studies. It’s when I met Claire that all the crazy stuff started happening.


What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?

I’m the friendliest person you will ever meet. Seriously, I’m really good at figuring people out right from the start. It’s a gift.


What do you like least about yourself?

It’s hard for me to say “no” to anyone, especially my sister. And Claire.


What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?

Steal a car. Actually, I was just helping Claire, so I don’t think that counts.


Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?

I want her to let me kiss Darius, but she thinks too much romance will ruin the story. Whatever.


What is your greatest fear?

That Claire will die. I have nightmares about it.


What makes you happy?

Listening to music and dancing barefoot in the grass.


If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?

I don’t like that big fight with my sister. I don’t even remember who started it, but I wish I could erase it. That part made me so sad. And scared.


Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?

Claire because she’s tricky. 


Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?

My cousin, Travis. He has his own business and doesn’t answer to anyone else. I’d love that. He’s so free! Yeah, he sleeps in his car but other than that- maybe not that part, though.


Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?

She has a website with pictures of her books and stuff. You can find it here


What's next for you?

Claire wants to start a restaurant. It’s a crazy idea, and I told her I want no parts of that! But who knows? That old lady is always up to something. And somebody’s got to keep her out of trouble.


The Taste of Rain

College student and part time health aide, Amira Connors, wants nothing more than to graduate and successfully launch a non-profit with her latest crush, Attorney Darius Browne. But when a nursing home patient (Claire Stewart) shares shocking details surrounding her husband’s death, Amira pieces together the fractured memories and helps law enforcement identify the actual killer. But is he? Or have Claire’s ramblings entangled Amira into becoming the next target?




Barbara Howard said...

Thank you for featuring us on your blog! Amira had fun answering the questions. Yes, she really wants more romance ❤ in her stories.

Lois Winston said...

You’re very welcome!