Body and Soul Food

I’m pleased that Keaton is visiting Ascroft, eh? today to tell us about Body and Soul Food, the first novel in the Books & Biscuits mystery series.

Welcome, Keaton. 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. Although this is the first book, Body and Soul Food is part of a series. It takes place in the Pacific Northwest, right by beautiful mountains, crystal blue waters and lots of rain. I live in Timber Lake (near Seattle) with my twin brother

Does the writer control what happens in the story or do you get a say too? I do control what happens. To be fair, though, my author comes up with the story. But once she winds me up and sets me inside of it, it’s all me.

How did you evolve as the main character? I am learning to be a better sleuth, because my brother is intent on solving crimes. I don’t know why cooking (which he is fabulous at) isn’t enough for him. And I become more independent. We started our own business and it is a lot different than being a librarian.

Do you have any other characters you like sharing the story with? If so, why are you partial to them? Of course, the story is all about me and my twin brother, Koby. We share the spotlight I like to think.

What’s the place like where you find yourself in this story? Most of our time is spent in Books & Biscuits, our soul food and bookstore. It’s newly decorated and my favorite part is the book archway between the bookstore and restaurant which is run by my brother. There are always wonderful smells wafting around, like biscuits baking and chicken frying. I’ve decorated the bookstore with chandeliers and little nooks to sit and read.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers about you and the book? It’s a fun whodunit with a little drama, a little humor and a great story about twins!

Thank you for answering my questions, Keaton, and good luck to you and your author, Abby Collette, with Body and Soul Food, the latest book in the Books & Biscuits mystery series.

Readers can learn more about Keaton and her author, Abby Collette by visiting the author’s website and her Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also follow her on Twitter.

The novel is available at the following online retailers: AmazonB&NKoboGoogle PlayIndieBound –  AlibrisPenguin Random House

About Abby Collette: Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abby Collette loves a good mystery. She was born and raised in Cleveland, and it’s a mystery even to her why she hasn’t yet moved to a warmer place. As Abby Collette, she is the author of the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series, about a millennial MBA-holding granddaughter running a family-owned ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and the  Books & Biscuits mystery series, starring a set of fraternal twins who reunite and open a bookstore and soul food café. Writing as Abby L. Vandiver, she is the author of the Logan Dickerson Mysteries, featuring a second-generation archaeologist and a nonagenarian, as well as the Romaine Wilder Mysteries, pairing an East Texas medical examiner and her feisty, funeral-home-owning auntie as sleuths. Abby spends her time writing, facilitating writing workshops at local libraries and hanging out with her grandchildren, each of whom are her favorite.

About Dianne Ascroft

I'm a Canadian writer and author, living in Britain. My first novel, 'Hitler and Mars Bars' was released in March 2008. More information abo
This entry was posted in Archives, March 2022 and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Body and Soul Food

  1. Pingback: Spotlight: Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette – I Read What You Write!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s