Today Richie Hanley is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about Undone in Uluru, the latest novel in the Traveler cozy mystery series.
Welcome, Richie. 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 Richard Hanley, the father of the main character, Naomi. I’m in Undone in Uluru, part of the Traveler Cozy Mystery series. This is Naomi’s third trip.
Does the writer control what happens in the story or do you get a say too?
I’m on vacation so I’m go with the flow. But, I’m always prepared. From an early age, I taught Naomi to be prepared. She’s never been a great listener. Sometimes I wonder if any of my lessons have sunk in. I hope Naomi has learned a few things from me on how to be ready for any situation.
How did you evolve as a main character?
This is my first international trip with my eldest child, Naomi. She’s the main character of the series. My ex-wife, Deirdre, and my other daughter, Charlotte, have traveled with her earlier in the series. I’ve watched her relationships evolve, and improve, with both of them since their trips. The two of us have always been good so I don’t think we’ll have a major change in our relationship.
Neither of us do well in the romance department, so maybe that will change on this trip. I’m hoping she’ll find love soon. I’d like to be a grandfather!
Do you have any other characters you like sharing the story with? If so, why are you partial to them?
We meet a nice young man, a solo traveler, Daniel on the trip. He spends a lot of time with us, during meals and day tours. Naomi and Daniel spend a lot of time together during our time in the Red Centre trying to find a missing person but I don’t mind. (See my previous answer!)
What’s the place like where you find yourself in this story?
We’re in traveling to Australia. We’re in Yulara, to visit Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) and other sites in the area.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers about you and the book?
Traveling with Naomi may be different, complicated, and dangerous but it’s a lot of fun. There are lots of different of foods, drinks, people, places.
Thank you for answering my questions, Richie, and good luck to you and your author, A. R. Kennedy, with Undone in Uluru, the latest book in the Traveler Cozy mystery series.
The novel is available online at Amazon
About A. R. Kennedy: The author lives in Long Beach, New York, with her two pups. She works hard to put food on the floor for them. As her favorite T-shirt says, ‘I work so my dog can have a better life’. She’s an avid traveler. But don’t worry. While she’s away, her parents dote on their grand-puppies even more than she does. Her writing is a combination of her love of travel, animals, and the journey we all take to find ourselves.