A Grave Roast

Piper Addison is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about A Grave Roast, the first novel in the Orchard Hollow mystery series.

Welcome, Piper. 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.

A Grave Roast is a paranormal cozy mystery set in the town of Orchard Hollow. Our town is much like all other small towns, except for one thing: we have magic. Well, some of our residents do; yours truly included. It’s the first book in the Orchard Hollow mystery series.

Does the writer control what happens in the story or do you get a say too?

No one tells me what to do! If it was up to my writer, she’d have me leave the entire murder case to the police and we all know how well that would turn out. No, thank you! If something is threatening the life I’m trying to build for myself, you can be sure I’ll take care of it myself.

How did you evolve as the main character?

When you spend enough time bothering your writer, they have no choice but to write your story. I waited patiently in the sidelines until it was time for me to make my appearance. Turns out I have great timing because my stubbornness is exactly what this case needed.

Do you have any other characters you like sharing the story with? If so, why are you partial to them?

Like is a stretch. Just kidding! I wouldn’t be where I am without my ghost familiar, Stella Rutherford. You’d think getting stuck with a snobby ghost would be terrible, but Stella isn’t so bad on most days. And she’s pretty handy when it comes to sleuthing, especially when she’s not giving me grief over my outfit choices. And let’s not forget Harry Houdini! He’s a permanent fixture in my life and the kind of raccoon you love to hate.

What’s the place like where you find yourself in this story?

There’s no place better than Orchard Hollow. At least, that’s what I think but then again, I’d never been anywhere else. Why would I bother? We have everything I need right here: quirky neighbors, cute shops, and a whole lot of magic!

Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers about you and the book?

If you’re worried about hitting the big four-oh, don’t be! At least you’re not trying to keep yourself out jail two months before your birthday like I am. Read the book to see if I manage to keep my freedom!

Thank you for answering my questions, Piper, and good luck to you and your author, A. N. Sage, with A Grave Roast, the first book in the Orchard Hollow mystery series.

Readers can learn more about Piper and her author, A. N. Sage by visiting the author’s website and her Facebook, YouTube and Tiktok pages.

The novel is available online at  Amazon

About A.N. Sage: She is a bestselling, award-winning author of young adult fantasy and mystery. She has spent most of her life waiting to meet a witch, vampire, or at least get haunted by a ghost. In between failed seances and many questionable outfit choices, she has developed a keen eye for the extra-ordinary.

A.N. spends her free time reading and binge-watching television shows in her pajamas. Currently, she resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband who is not a creature of the night and their daughter who just might be. A.N. Sage is a Scorpio and a massive advocate of leggings for pants.


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
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