Today Andi Grace Scott is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about Dog-Gone Dead, the latest novel in the Low Country Dog Walker mystery series. I first met her in Bite The Dust and she is a great person.
Welcome, Andi. 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.
I’m part of A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery series set in Heyward Beach, South Carolina. Heyward Beach is a small coastal town that is partly on the mainland and partly a small island that’s only three miles long.
Does the writer control what happens in the story or do you get a say too?
Jackie thinks she’s in control, but I periodically have to remind her who’s in charge.
How did you evolve as the main character?
Finding my first body turned my world upside down. The victim was my good friend and mentor. Years ago, my parents were killed in a hit-and-run accident. The driver was never caught, and I felt helpless. I was focused on raising my siblings at the time and wasn’t able to fight for justice. That all changed in Bite the Dust.
In Dog-Gone Dead, my brother is the primary focus of the investigation. There’s no possible way my brother killed a man. In this investigation, I plan to prove his innocence without annoying the sheriff’s department in the process.
Do you have any other characters you like sharing the story with? If so, why are you partial to them?
Sunny, my German shepherd, is often with me. One good thing about running a dog-walking business is bringing her with me to visit other dogs. It helps socialization skills of many dogs who are home alone all day while their families are at work or school.
I’ve always looked out for my siblings, and I don’t mind sharing the story with them. There’s also a newcomer to our community, and I enjoy spending time with him. He’s smart and kind, and I admit to having a little crush on him.
What’s the place like where you find yourself in this story?
Heyward Beach has plantations, public gardens, beaches, and one of my favorite places is Daily Java. The coffee shop has delicious baked goods too.
Sunny and I live on the island in a little beach cottage. My style is shabby chic, and while my home won’t be featured in decorating magazines, it’s comfortable.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers about you and the book?
If you like small towns, fun characters, tracking down clues, and dogs, you’ll like coming to visit me in Heyward Beach.
Thank you for answering my questions, Andi, and good luck to you and your author, Jackie Layton, with Dog-Gone Dead, the latest book in the Low Country Dog Walker mystery series. I’ve enjoyed the first two books in the series and I’m sure my readers will too.
Readers can learn more about Andi and her author, Jackie Layton by visiting the author’s website and her blog, as well as her Facebook, Bookbub, Instagram and Pinterest pages. You can also follow her on Twitter (@Joyfuljel).
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About Jackie Layton: Former Kentucky pharmacist Jackie Layton loves her new life in the Low Country. When she’s not writing, Jackie enjoys walks on the beach, bike rides and collecting shells. The first two books in Jackie’s Low Country Dog Walker Mystery series are Bite the Dust and Dog-Gone Dead. Jackie always enjoys hearing from readers.