Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Author Spotlight-- Rochelle Staab

It's Wednesday and you all know that means Author Spotlight and today we are giving a shout out to ....

                                 ROCHELLE STAAB!

Overview of her neewest book Bruja Brouhaha

Practical psychologist Liz Cooper and occult professor Nick Garfield are enjoying the sixteenth wedding anniversary celebration for their charming hosts Paco and Lucia Rojas, devout Santeria practitioners who own the historic Botanica Rojas near MacArthur Park. But the small group of friends is left horrified and confused when the evening ends in tragedy.
Devastated by loss, Lucia, a Santeria priestess, blames the locals for the escalating crime in her beloved community. She casts a vengeful hex on the neighborhood, leading strangers and friends alike to dub her bruja—Spanish for witch—and turn on the elderly woman. Lucia may be in harm's way, and it's up to Liz and Nick to unravel a mysterious disappearance and solve a murder before more lives are lost...

Rochelle Staab, a former award-winning Top 40 radio programmer and Warner Bros. Records advertising and marketing executive, blended her fascination with the supernatural and her love for mystery in her Mind for Murder Mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime.
Rochelle began writing professionally one phrase at a time creating radio promotions and, years later, advertising campaigns for music albums. She found her author's voice writing a weekly music sales trend analysis for fellow label executives at 4am every Wednesday morning. Bleary-eyed and in a rush to email the news to her colleagues to read with their first cup of coffee, she bypassed business formality and wrote colloquial. The dry statistics came to life with drama or humor, and her creative editorials grew from the original four recipients to a following of hundreds. The positive responses to her style gave her confidence to enroll in fiction writing classes.

In 2007 Rochelle left the music industry to pursue a career as an author. WHO DO, VOODOO? the first novel she wrote, became a bestseller. According to Library Journal, "Staab sets her fairly sophisticated blend of the occult in a flashy West Coast locale for great escape reading."
WHO DO VOODOO? went on to garner Best First Novel nominations for the 2012 Anthony, Agatha, and Eureka! awards. The novel was a 2010 Golden Heart® finalist for Contemporary Series: Suspense/Adventure.

Way to go Rochelle on a pretty awesome series!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love her writing style and her mysteries. I cannot wait for the next to be released.



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