Get Lost in a Story Readers, you're in for a treat today. A while back I judged a spectacular entry in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery/Suspense and told this author--get this book out there. She took my advice -- okay, I may be slightly exaggerating that she did it simply on my say so. But I like to think I encouraged her. Please welcome the fabulous suspense author, Jerrie Alexander!
About The Green-Eyed Doll
JERRIE: That made me laugh. The dog is looking at me like I'm nuts. Nice or patient aren't words I'd use to describe myself. I admit to being drawn to the dark side of man. I love to research crimes and case files. I'm constantly amazed at the things human beings do to each other. Breaks my heart sometimes. Maybe by giving my hero and heroine the power, courage, and often luck to prevail over these people who have no concern for others, I'm offering escape, entertainment and proving right always wins. Darn, Donnell, that question is deep!
DONNELL: Not that I would know what it’s like, but do you ever scare yourself?
JERRIE: Every morning when I look in the mirror and that old woman snarls back at me. Oh, you meant in a story. Not really, I guess that's because I know it's all in my head. Watching or reading scary stories will have me jumping at noises.
DONNELL: Compare yourself to your writing. How much are you like your heroines?
JERRIE: Can you say zero? I knew that you could. Well, if we share any traits it would be my smart mouth. I have to admit I've lived a charmed life compared to my heroines. But if somebody messed with my kid, I might take on their personality.
DONNELL: What’s in your refrigerator right now?
JERRIE: Hang on...I have to go look. Talk amongst yourselves for a minute. Nothing healthy unless you count Coke Zero. Two and a half gallons of milk, pickles, butter, eggs, lettuce, boring stuff like that! The candy is in a dish on the kitchen counter. I'm in there a lot.
DONNELL: Organized? Or will we find you on a Hoarder’s episode?
JERRIE: No hoarding for me. I go a little skitzo if things start piling up. Things wind up in the trash. Things my husband will eventually miss and I will disavow any knowledge of its whereabouts.
DONNELL: What is your proudest accomplishment?
JERRIE: Jerrie junior, as our friends used to call her. She's not junior anymore and has grown into a wonderful person. She's the best thing Mr. A and I have accomplished.
DONNELL: Do you have any skeleton’s in your closet (Kidding) But seriously, what’s the most unusual thing we might find in your closet?
JERRIE: It's either the Mrs. Beasley doll or the plastic figure of Gerard Butler from the movie 300. The doll belongs to our daughter. Gerard Butler? He's mine. I won him.
DONNELL: Who is someone past or present that you’d like to meet?
JERRIE: My great-great grandfather. An aunt put together our family tree on my mother's side. It seems Great-great broke with the family and disappeared. That set me off on a search. I still don't know why, but I discovered he's buried not six miles from where we live today, which is over two hundred miles from the old family home. There's a mystery there for sure.
JERRIE’S TURN TO ASK THE READER A QUESTION.
JERRIE WANTS TO KNOW: This being my debut novel, I'd love to know what draws a reader to a new author? Word of mouth? Website? Blogs?
Answer Jerrie's question for a chance to win a digital download of The Green Eyed Doll.
Looking to learn more about Jerrie? She can found hanging out in one of these places:
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