Grabbing the wonderful opportunity to buy the now failing retail boutique, Silk, which she used to work at, Presley thinks she finally about to embark on her new career. This is her chance to make her mark on the world. The excitement is short lived when on the first day of business ownership store manager, Roxanne, is arrested for murdering her boyfriend.
2) Which character was your favorite to write about, and why?
Who was your least favorite character, and why? Presley is always my favorite and I try to write about her in a way that will have readers feel the same. I didn’t particularly like Roxanne. But then again she wasn’t very nice.
3) What is your writing routine? What do you absolutely need to start writing?
I write better in the morning. My creativity flows much better. Coffee and quiet or white noise and I am all set.
4) How many installments do you have planned in this series?
So far I have 10 titles with 10 different letters of the alphabet. I want to get through all 26.
5) Why should everyone read your books?
They’re fun. A good way to escape the realities of life for just a short while.
6) Please tell us about your works in progress.
I am currently working on a non-fiction book about book marketing and the new Presley installment.
Title: Accessories & Alibis
Author: Laina Turner
Genre: Cozy Mystery / Chick Lit
In the 10th book of the chick lit series, Presley buys failing retail boutique, Silk, and on the first day of business ownership the store manager Roxanne is arrested for murdering her boyfriend. Roxanne insists she’s innocent and asks for Presley’s help.
Presley believes her and tries to help while getting the boutique up and running just to find out someone has been paying themselves from company funds? Who is stealing from Silk and is there more to Rod and Roxanne’s relationship than meets the eye?
As a child Laina thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or work at Taco Bell (her favorite restaurant as a child). As she grew older she realized her talents lay in academics and business and for the last several years has been a business consultant and college professor where she uses the analytical side of her brain and not the side that makes up stories.
Through all her career choices she has continued to have a passion for writing. This stemmed from childhood whereas an only child she developed a vivid imagination spending most of her time making things up and thinking the Incredible Hulk lived in her closet.
Proud of her vast experiences in life from barrel racing to being on the dance team for a semi pro basketball team to being a mom of 2 amazing kids, she tells her family and friends that no one is safe from their escapades slipping in to her books.
Taking the plunge to write books that she actually lets people read in 2010, she has worked her way up to having 5 fans (maybe 6 now). Her blog, The Art Of Living Fabulously, was launched to share the daily fun in the ife of a Real Housewife of the Midwest along with the musing of other fabulous ladies.
Laina’s Blog: http://www.lainaturner.com/books/accessories-alibis-a-chick-lit-mystery/
Purchase Accessories & Alibis on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NJAKT8Q