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Friday, May 19, 2023


Today we sit down for a chat with Daisy Harrison from author Anne Lovett’s Snakes and Lovers.

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

I was having a great time in my job serving cocktails at a beach bar and getting a tan during the day. I was through with responsibility after practically killing myself at work and trying to make the best of two bad marriages. 


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



What do you like least about yourself? 

A habit of choosing the wrong men.


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

Well, it’s when she made my best friend disappear and leave me with her python and her young son. That was horrible for an author to do! 


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

I really gave her a hard time when she made me travel to New Orleans with the creep who broke my heart in high school! 


What is your greatest fear? 

It’s not snakes. Really. It’s getting my heart broken again. Or my mom and dad getting a divorce. They’re the only steady thing in my life. And then Dad had his midlife crisis…


What makes you happy?  

When the story started out, it was having no responsibilities. But in the end, it was a little different… 


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

I would have taken better care of my van, then it wouldn’t have broken down and we might have gotten to New Orleans sooner. Then maybe those bad things wouldn’t have happened. 


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

It has to be that nasty jewel thief who ruined my friend’s life. What she saw in him I don’t know. They never should have let him out of jail.


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

Maybe it’s my mom, Moo. She rolls with the punches and can conduct seances. And is really good with kids. And making cookies.


Tell us a little something about your author. 

People think writing is her second career, but she’s always done it on the sly. Imagine living only in Georgia, but that’s where all the books are set. In fact, my mom’s house is like the one she grew up next door to. I wish she would write more mystery and less history, but she says she likes both and one on the drawing board combines them both. She ought to write one about trains because her guy is a model railroader. She likes to go for walks, take photos, and dig in the garden. I hope she doesn’t find a corpse down there. Readers can find her at her website.


What's next for you? 

I’d really like to go to India, but I don’t think I can convince Anne to write it. She’s too busy with this new mystery about a woman with husband problems and a quirky retired detective, and they team up to solve a murder. And Anne might make it into a series? Phooey. It’s coming out this summer. I think.


Snakes and Lovers

She’s done with commitment. Until a whole pile of complications coils its way around her life.


Daytona Beach, 2005. After two failed marriages, Daisy Harrison enjoys a carefree existence. Deciding that love is for losers, the thirty-something serves cocktails by night and soaks up the sun by day. But when her best friend vanishes without a trace, Daisy’s left to care for her young son… and a five-foot python.


Vowing to find the missing snake-dancer and reunite the family, Daisy heads off on a crazy quest across the country in her less-than-reliable purple van. But as the wheels fall off her search and she discovers the boy’s mother has slithered into danger, she’s horrified when the only person who can help is the guy who broke her heart.


Can Daisy follow a serpentine path out of trouble and into happiness?


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