Cozies were, and still are, selling very well. I thought I might have the right voice for one so I gave it a try. It was a great fit!
Every cozy needs a strong “hook,” so encouraged by some
writer friends, I decided to create a character who makes gourmet diet meals for a small group of clients. There are a lot of cooking and “foodie” cozies out there, but no one had done anything exactly like this.
How did your Heroine come about?
When I was in Boston I saw a plaque that said “I have an Irish temper and an Italian attitude,” and I thought that’s my character! She is officially Giovanna (Gigi) Fitzgerald—her name giving a nod to both nationalities.
What are you working on now?
Right now I am working on the third book in the Gourmet De-lite series (no title as of yet) and thinking bout the third book in my series written under my pen name of Meg London. Murder Unmentionable, the first in the Sweet Nothings Lingerie series debuts in September.
Can you tell us a little about what is next for Gigi?
In Steamed to Death (assuming marketing keeps that title <g>), Gigi takes on a high profile client, soap star Felicity Davenport, whose country house is in Woodstone, Connecticut. When Felicity turns up dead, Gigi’s best friend Sienna becomes the chief suspect. Gigi and Reg work together to prove that Sienna didn’t do it. Oh, and did I mention Declan McQuaid? He is the newest restaurateur in town running Declan’s Grille. He’s, Irish, charming and very handsome. And he’s very attracted to Gigi!
Thank you so much for joining us today. I look forward to your upcoming book!!
Allergic to Death, Gourmet De-Lite Series, Berkley Prime Crime August 2012www.pegcochran.com
Available NOW for Kindle: http://amzn.to/Ji8tZY
Murder Unmentionable - Sweet Nothings Series—Berkley Prime Crime, September 2012
Lace, lingerie…and murder! www.meglondon.com