A Cozy Author Interview With Kim Carter The Prolific Writer of The Clara & Iris Mystery Series. Book 1 & 2 Now Released on Amazon…

Hello and Welcome Readers, Visitors, and Friends!

About Kim Carter:

“I’ve been writing mysteries since 1999 when I became ill and housebound for a couple of years. I always loved reading and figured I’d try my hand at writing. Those novels remained on my computer for years before friends encouraged me to put them in print. It’s been quite the ride! I live in Atlanta, Ga with my husband and three retired Greyhounds.

I have three grown children, no not the Greyhounds, none of which have given me any grandchildren yet. Just adding that, should they read this and need reminding. LOL…. I love sharing my novels with readers and enjoy attending book clubs that choose my novels. It is such a humbling experience to know that someone picked your book to read when there are so many wonderful authors to choose from!”

What inspires you to write?
I’m inspired by beautiful and sometimes haunting places.

Tell us about your writing process.
I have the strangest writing process. My books always begin with inspiration from the location where the novel will be set. I initially have a few characters in mind, but they quickly take on a mind of their own, and walk all over me! I never have an outline or ending in mind. I allow the characters to do all the work. As the characters become more complex, I write down details about them on wipe off boards that cover every wall in my office, along with any chronological dates that I may need to refer back to as the book progresses. I also post enlarged photos that will help with detail as I write. I also have a lot of inspirational quotes tacked up everywhere. My office is a disaster, but it works for me. My husband, however, is mortified, and quickly shuts the door every time company arrives.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do listen to my characters. Many times I have had all intentions of a character being a certain way, either a villain, or a person with upstanding character, but that often goes out the window as they show their true colors. I allow them to be who they want to be. No, I’m not as big of a nut as I sound… LOL…I do know that they don’t ACTUALLY exist, but I respect them just the same. I cry with them, I laugh with them, and I grieve with them at the end of the book when we must say our goodbyes. It is a very hard day for me when I must wipe off the boards and put them away, only to begin anew.

What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t rush your writing…. I don’t have set times to write or a quota for the day. I have to be in the right mind set to make it work. I suppose we are all different. And most importantly, NEVER write in uncomfortable clothes. Pajamas work best….. who cares what the UPS or Postman thinks if you go to the door in the afternoon still in your pj’s???

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have done both self-publishing and gone with a publisher. Both have their pros and cons. Do your research and only sign with someone after you have checked references and get a good ‘gut’ feeling!

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What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I can’t begin to predict the future of publishing, and e-books are wonderful things, I just keep my fingers crossed that actual, physical books don’t go by the wayside. By far, they are my preference. #oldschoolandproudofit I put old school and a hashtag together. My grown children will be mortified! Ha!

What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer

What genres do you write?: Mystery/Suspense Thrillers.

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Paperback

Website(s)
Kim Carter Home Page Link
Link To Kim Carter Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
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***Interview Courtesy of Bookgoodies and Cat Lyon’s Reading Den***

It Is Time “Mystery Readers!” Kim Carter Mysteries Release of Book Two ~ ‘Murder Among The Tombstones.’

It is here! The Time Is Here Mystery Readers! My girl Kim Carter has released book one AND NOW BOOK TWO of The Cara and Iris Novel Mystery Series,” dropped titled; “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES!”

Kim is a ‘Mystery Fan Favorite’ among readers and they all have been patiently waiting for her new series. With fresh new book covers and fantastic new publisher, Raven South Publishing for both “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” and “Murder, both reads of this series will blow your mystery socks off!

 

Award-Winning Mystery Writer Kim Carter

And? Hold on to your thriller hats because soon after book two releases? Book one will be on E-Book Special Promo Price too! So let’s learn more about both books and go grab “Sweet Dreams” so you can be ready to read….the continuation of this fabulous novel series…

 

ABOUT Book One – Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle now released on 

Waitress Lizzie Headrick thought she had finally met her prince charming in Dr. Grant Chatsworth. She was young and in love, and their quick courtship ended with the four karat diamond engagement ring of her dreams.
 
Now residing in one of Buckhead’s finest estates, Lizzie soon learns all that glitters is not gold. Her handsome husband, a renowned cardiac surgeon, and developer of a new congestive heart failure drug was becoming cruel and controlling. She finds herself captive in the vast expanse of his estate without a phone or car, and under the watchful eye of Flossie who runs the household. 

When Lizzie discovers that Cardiac Care Research, his drug development company, is a Ponzi scheme, she realizes her life could be in danger if she doesn’t somehow escape the gated mansion on the hill. Her only hope is to get to Biloxi, Mississippi and seek refuge with her sister, Maggie. Maggie and her husband, Leland, quickly find a safe harbor for Lizzie in a house on the bayou. However, the house at the end of the street might not be the quiet retreat Lizzie was hoping for. 

As the confines of her hideaway close in on her, she retreats to the small historical cemetery next door where the small, damaged tombstone of a child soon catches her eye and captures her heart. Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seeks justice. 

As her husband’s empire begins to crumble, he’s more determined than ever to find Lizzie and eliminate her. But, will the mystery of the small tombstone shatter Lizzie’s life first?

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ABOUT The New Release ~ “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES”

When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery, they immediately begin working the case.  But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly grows cold.

Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case.  Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes.

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When a second body is found in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens.  With two bodies wrapped, almost lovingly, in a soft blanket before being discarded in a cemetery, could a serial killer be on the loose?

Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again.  But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones? Grab your Copy Today!

 

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Early Reviews and Editorials:

“Two crafty septuagenarian widow’s turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop recovering from a gunshot wound, and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstones, the latest whodunit by Georgia-based mystery writer Kim Carter. It’s a fast-paced, twister of a mystery that keeps you turning pages until the very end.

–Ronald Yates, foreign correspondent for The Chicago Tribune and author of the Billy Battles Trilogy.

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‘A killer crime/mystery novel by the queen of suspense, Kim Carter. Unnerving, exciting, and captivating!’    – Best-selling Horror Author -Wesley Thomas


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“The wait is finally over and Author Kim Carter has blessed the readers with yet another great suspense -filled read. Her dynamic pen is one of the smoothest I have read. I was able to replay her words in my head, creating a consistent, flowing movie full of action and emotion. Carter has a gift for detail, dropping things here and there, just enough to give us a mental picture. She grabbed and twisted me up in her world from the first paragraph till the last.”   ~Lissha Sadler “MZWRP”

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About Kim Carter:

Kim and her husband Julius have raised three beautiful successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhounds, and they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.

Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time to come for her avid readers.

 

You can learn about all of Author, Kim Carter’s books, connect with her now on
GoodReads   Twitter and on her  Facebook Fan Page  

 


” Presented to Readers by “Cat Lyon’s Reading & Writing Den! “

Mystery Novel Series Cover Reveal and New Release Coming By, Kim Carter Mysteries.

_Kim Carter Mysteries_ Kim Carter an Award-Winning Mystery Writer is back! Her Novel Series _Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle_ Relaunch & New Release coming soon titled; _Murder Among The Tombst

” Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seeks justice. But, will the mystery of Baby Belle’s death end Lizzie’s life first? ”

Cat Lyon’s Reading Den Welcomes Back Kim Carter Mysteries!

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Kim Carter is a prolific writer of Thrilling and Suspenseful Murder Mysteries. Now she is relaunching her fantastic new novel series of “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” ~ A Clara and Iris Mystery Series as a new indie author and best-selling writer. It has a fresh new cover for the series and readers know it is an exceptional read with over 40 Amazon 5-Star reviews!

NOW book two of this series will be releasing soon titled; “Murder Among The Tombstones.”  Here is more about the writer!

 

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About Book One:

Lizzie, a small-town waitress, thought she’d finally met her prince charming in Dr. Grant Chatsworth. She was young and in love, and the quick courtship ended with the four karat diamond engagement ring of her dreams. Now residing in one of Buckhead’s finest estates, Lizzie soon learns all that glitters is not gold. Her handsome husband, a renowned cardiac surgeon, and developer of a new congestive heart failure drug was becoming cruel and controlling. Lizzie finds herself captive in the vast expanse of his estate without a phone or a car, and under the watchful eye of Flossie. When Lizzie discovers that her husband’s drug development company is a Ponzi scheme, she realizes that her life could be in danger if she doesn’t somehow escape the gated mansion on the hill.

With her parents deceased, her only hope is to get to Biloxi, Mississippi and seek refuge with her sister, Maggie. Maggie and her husband Leland quickly find a safe harbor for Lizzie in a house on the bayou. However, the house at the end of the street might not be the quiet retreat Lizzie was hoping for. The confines of her hideaway soon get to Lizzie so she begins sneaking out in the middle of the night to walk in the historic cemetery next door.

One night a damaged, carved lamb on top of the tombstone of a small child catches her eye, and the story of the child immediately captures her heart. Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seeks justice. As her husband’s empire begins to crumble, he’s more determined than ever to find Lizzie and kill her. But, will the mystery of Baby Belle’s death end Lizzie’s life first?

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Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, plant, flower, tree, grass, child, outdoor and natureMystery Writer Kim Carter Visiting The Real Baby Belle Grave in Mississippi…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoy all her books, as it shows with the many 5-star book reviews given by her readers. She continues to write for her mystery fans, as she enjoys interacting and engaging with them. One of her favorite things about writing is the traveling and research required to bring her novels to life. Her research has taken her to places such as morgues, death row, and midnight cemetery visits.

Kim and her husband Julius have raised three beautiful successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhounds, and they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.

Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time to come for her avid readers.

You can learn about all of Author, Kim Carter’s books, connect with her now on
GoodReads   Twitter and on her  Facebook Fan Page  

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Releasing SOON!  ~ “MURDER Among The Tombstone” Book 2 of The Clara and Iris Novel Mystery Series…

_Kim Carter Mysteries_ Kim Carter an Award-Winning Mystery Writer is back! Her Novel Series _Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle_ Relaunch & New Release coming soon titled; _Murder Among The Tombst

“Cover Reveal Presented By “Cat Lyon’s Reading and Writing Den”

~Fabulous Cover Reveal & Editorial Review for The New Kim Carter Mystery~ “Murder Among The Tombstones”

“What can I tell you about Authoress of Mystery Thriller reads? Her new release; the follow-up to “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” titled, “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES: A Clara & Iris Mystery,”

That’s WHAT!

And oh my are the early Galley Book Reviews FABULOUS!

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MURDER Among The TOMBSTONES’ ~ Who’s body will turn up next in THE ATL?”

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About The Authoress:

Kim Carter, Author and prolific writer of contemporary Mystery, Suspense and Thriller books, is a fan favorite among her avid readers with her array of released mystery titles like; “When Dawn Never Comes,”  “Deadly Odds,”  “No Second Chances” and “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.” Her soon to release mystery titled;  “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES”  and Kim’s #5 new book under her belt.

Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoys all her mystery, suspenseful books, and it shows with the many 5-Star book reviews given by her readers. She continues to write for her mystery fans, as she enjoys interacting and engaging with all of them.

Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhound dogs as they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.

Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, she has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She has worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author and writer. She lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time for all her avid reader fans. You can visit and connect with her now on Goodreads: Kim Carter Mysteries On Goodreads .

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(See, even Kim’s son Austin and his doggie Olive enjoy reading Kim Carter Mysteries!)

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Editorial Review:
By Author, Ronald E. Yates was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois.

REVIEW:

“Two crafty septuagenarian widows turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop recovering from a gunshot wound; and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstones, the latest whodunit by Georgia-based mystery writer Kim Carter. It’s a fast-paced, twister of a mystery that keeps you turning pages until the very end. Readers are going to Rave about this one!”

~Author, Ronald E. Yates, Chicago Tribune . . . .

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So keep watching for this one reader’s as it will be releasing in a few in a few weeks! Other books by Kim Carter Mysteries and All Available Here on  Amazon Online!

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Guest Writer Interview Of Mystery Author, Kim Carter . . .

Hello and Welcome Readers, Friends & Visitors,

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Today I would like you to meet one of the best mystery writers
around as far as I am concerned.
Please meet Author Kim (Herron) Carter and
all four of her fantastic mystery thriller reads.

Her newest book SWEET DREAMS, Baby Belle is receiving
Rave Reviews over on Amazon Books. She had
recently been interviewed over on Awesomegang Book Club,
and it is such a great interview I wanted to share it
on my blog so my readers can get to know more of
Kim’s writing technique.

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~Writer’s Interview With Mystery Thriller Author, Kim (Herron) Carter~

 

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m the mother of three grown children and live in Atlanta, Ga. I’ve written eight novels, four of which have been published, and I’m currently working on my first series.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Sweet Dreams Baby Belle is my latest book and it was actually inspired by a young child’s tombstone in the Biloxi City Cemetery in Mississippi. Although the book is fiction, her small broken monument touched and inspired me. After two years of research to discover the truth about Baby Belle, we were able to find out very little about her short life. This mystery is a tribute to that little girl who died in the late 1800’s.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I always write in my pajamas. I mean, who doesn’t want to be comfortable? I also write best when it’s raining. I have a sound machine with thunder and lightning, but it’s just not the same as when it’s storming outside.

What author’s or books have influenced you?
I’ve been influenced by so many great mystery writers starting with Sue Grafton. I also love Iris Johansen, Karin Slaughter, and Mary Higgins Clark.

What are you working on now?
I’m working on a series that is actually a spin-off of Sweet Dreams Baby Belle. I just wasn’t quite ready to let go of some of those characters.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Awesomegang of course! But. I have to give some ‘Kudos’ to my little book promoter – Catherine at Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions has done an excellent job in getting my mystery books out to the readers who will enjoy them.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t let anyone discourage you! I’m trying to get thicker skin but sometimes it’s difficult.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
My mother told me all the time as a child and often as an adult that ‘practice makes perfect’. Some days my writing is better than others and I’m not afraid to delete a sub-par day of writing.

What are you reading now?
The Witches by Stacy Schiff

What’s next for you as a writer?
To continue writing for as long as I enjoy it. I have a new book almost done to release early summer 2016, which is book 2 of the Sweet Dreams series.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Oh wow, just 3 or 4? Could I take 3 or 4 books from each of my favorite all-time authors? That’s not fair, I know, but I’m going for it… Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series, Beverly Cleary, and John Steinbeck.

 

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More About Kim The Author & Writer:

Kim Carter, Author and prolific writer of Contemporary Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller novels, a fan favorite among avid mystery readers has an array of released titles like; “When Dawn Never Comes,” “Deadly Odds,” “No Second Chances,” and her new release, “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.”

Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoys all her books, as it shows with the many 5-star book reviews given by her readers. She continues to write for her mystery fans, as she enjoys interacting and engaging with them.

Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhound dogs, and they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.

Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, she has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She has worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author. She lives in the Atlanta, Georgia. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for years to come for her avid readers.

Kim’s has just finished her 5th mystery book and will be released early summer 2016. It is a new volume of the Sweet Dreams series. Early edit reviews say it maybe an Amazon Best Seller!

 

Author Websites and Profiles
Kim Herron Amazon Profile

 

Kim Herron’s Social Media Links
Goodreads Profile
Facebook Profile
Twitter Account
Buy the Book On Amazon.

 


“Presented by Lyon Book Promotions & Interview Courtesy of Awesomegang Book Promotions”