The sleepy town of Liberty hasn’t seen murder in…well…ever. Residents are stunned when the body of a young woman is found strangled, and reporters at the Liberty Chronicle are thrilled, rather disturbingly, over the biggest news story to hit town this century.
Lizzie Hart has even bigger problems. Lately, she can’t seem to concentrate on her job as copy editor at the Chronicle with the new hunky investigative reporter, Blake Morgan, swaggering around the office. How can a girl work when she’s using all of her energy combating Blake-induced hot flashes and struggling to repress the giggly inner schoolgirl that’s constantly rearing her dorky head? It’s a good thing that Blake barely knows Lizzie exists.
After an odd string of events, however, Lizzie begins to wonder if Blake is really as fabulous as she has fantasized. When Lizzie and Blake find a co-worker dead, Blake’s personality changes completely—and not in a good way. Even though the police rule the death as an accident, Lizzie immediately suspects foul play and senses a connection to the recent murder. She is determined to bring the killer to justice, but is having some trouble getting her Nancy Drew on thanks to the pesky stalker she’s picked up—Blake Morgan. Wait, didn’t she want him to follow her around and pay attention to her? Not like this. Blake has turned from cool and smooth to cold and downright scary, making Lizzie wonder if he should be next on her suspect list.
Targeted Age Group: 18-65
Book Price: $2.99, will be on sale for $0.99 August 17-21
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I really like to delve into what my main character, Lizzie Hart, is thinking and feeling. For her, it’s usually something sarcastic, but she has a much softer side if you get to know her. I aim to write a story where the characters react like real people would. My endings are not always going to be wrapped up in a pretty little bow.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Develop a thick skin! There is rejection at every turn for a writer first starting out, whether it’s from agents, publishers, reviewers, or readers. Follow your dreams, and dream big. You can’t succeed if you quit.
CAROLINE FARDIG was born and raised in a small town in Indiana. Her working career has been rather eclectic thus far, with occupations including schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom. Finally realizing that she wants to be a writer when she grows up, Caroline has completed her first novel, It’s Just a Little Crush, and is currently hard at work churning out a second novel in the series. She still lives in that same small town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve made stories up in my head since I was a little kid. Finally, I decided to start writing them down, and it snowballed! I absolutely love writing, and I couldn’t imagine not doing it.