Today Lark Davis from the Lark Davis Mystery series is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about Load Up, the latest novel in the series.
Welcome, Lark. Let’s get started, shall we?
Tell us about the novel that you live inside. Is it part of a series? If so, please tell us about the series too.
Hello! My name is Lark Davis, and I’m a horse trainer and single mother living on the coast of California. Did you see what was missing there? Yeah? It was amateur sleuth. Because I’m not one. I’m a horse trainer—dressage specifically. And maybe a little bit nosy. And I like to gossip. A lot. And I might have gotten myself in the middle of a murder investigation a few weeks ago in Leg Up. And then, it was just bad luck that my barn was involved in another mystery in Stir Up. No, I’m sure none of that was my fault for finding out things and gossiping with the right people. Now the murder is on my street, just houses away from where my child sleeps. Can you blame a mother for wanting to get it solved? Or for flirting with the hunky cop?
Does the writer control what happens in the story or do you get a say too?
The writer has no control whatsoever, just strongly worded suggestions that we frequently ignore. There’s a lot of swearing when we do this. It’s amusing.
How did you evolve as the main character?
Well, at the start of this I’d just lost my parents, divorced my husband, and moved my daughter and my barn to my mother’s hometown, so there might have been a few — not a lot, but a few —issues I needed to work out. And I might, just might, still be working on some of them. Maybe.
Do you have any other characters you like sharing the story with? If so, why are you partial to them?
I love any interaction with my best friend Jen. She is my better half. Not funnier, but definitely better.
What’s the place like where you find yourself in this story?
Well, I’ve helped solve one murder, and another mystery, but to be honest, I’ve been looking forward to getting back to focusing on the horses. I’ve got the show season starting up in a few months, and I’ve got clients that want some nice scores, so I have enough challenges.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers about you and the book?
I continue my rule as the Gossip Queen! No matter what the writer says.
Thanks for answering my questions, Lark, and good luck to you and the author with Load Up, the latest book in the Lark Davis Mystery series.
Readers can learn more about Lark and her author, Annabelle Hunter, by visiting the author’s Amazon page.
The novel is available online at Amazon
About Annabelle Hunter: She is a stay-at-home mom and an avid fan of classic mystery shows and dressage. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, and too many animals.