We spent New Year’s Day visiting with old friends. One I’ve known since 1981 (in uetero of course) and one since 1990. Because they’re fabulous friends they’ve read my books.
One of them asked, “What’s it like revisiting the same characters?”
“It’s like seeing old friends,” I replied.
And it is. When you revisit established characters (or visit with old friends) there’s no awkwardness. You all share a history. You know what to expect from each other.
I feel the same way when I read a series of books from certain authors.
My friendships began when I was just a kid. I knew Nancy Drew and Bess and George.
As I got older I got to know everyone who worked at the 87th precinct.
Harry, Ron and Hermione are old friends to millions (or maybe billions?) of readers worldwide.
So is everyone in the Spellman clan. (Seriously, if you haven’t read the Spellman series by Lisa Lutz, you should give it a try.)
My husband knows Sookie Stackhouse and all of the people in her world.
I look forward to the time I spend with thel likes of Alex Cross, Jack Reacher, and the Kincaid clan (in Allison Brennan’s books).
Who are some of your literary “old friends”?
Maggie Lee is not your average hitwoman. For one thing, she’s never killed anyone. For another, after hitting her head in the car accident that killed her sister, her new best friend is a talking lizard–a picky eater, obsessed with “Wheel of Fortune,” that only Maggie can hear.
Maggie, who can barely take care of herself, is desperate to help her injured and orphaned niece get the best medical care possible, so she reluctantly accepts a mobster’s lucrative job offer: major cash to kill his monstrous son-in-law.
Paired with Patrick Mulligan, a charming murder mentor (who happens to moonlight as a police detective), Maggie stumbles down her new career path, contending with self-doubt, three meddling aunts, a semi-psychic friend predicting her doom, and a day job she hates. Oh, and let’s not forget about Paul Kowalski, the sexy beat cop who could throw her ass in jail if he finds out what she’s up to.
Training has never been so complicated And, this time, Maggie has to get the job done. Because if she doesn’t . . . she’s the mob’s next target.
Take three wacky aunts, two talking animals, one nervous bride, and an upcoming hit, and you’ve got the follow-up to JB Lynn’s wickedly funny Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman
Knocking off a drug kingpin was the last thing on Maggie Lee’s to-do list, but when a tragic accident leaves her beloved niece orphaned and in the hospital, Maggie will go to desperate lengths to land the money needed for her care.
But the drug kingpin is the least of her worries. Maggie’s aunts are driving her crazy, her best friend’s turned into a bridezilla…and a knock on the head has given Maggie Dr. Dolittle abilities—she can talk to animals. Unfortunately, they talk back.
It’s just another day in the life of this neurotic hitwoman…
About the Author:
Besides being a writer, JB Lynn is a compulsive reader, a runner (of sorts), an enthusiastic cook (who doesn’t get the appeal of the Food Network), and someone who has an irresistible urge to eavesdrop at all times.
JB has a great love of her husband, dogs, coffee, purple ink, spiral notebooks, running gear, hot showers, and ’80s music. Given enough time, all of these things will eventually show up in her books.
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Jan. 9 Bunny’s Reviews Author Guest Post
Jan. 10 Jess Resides Here Interview
Jan. 11 SM Johnson Writes Post from Godzilla
Jan. 12 Living, Learning, and Loving Life Author Guest Post
Jan. 13 Mom with a Kindle Character Guest Post
Jan. 14 Alli’s World Review and Character Guest Post
Jan. 15 Keeping Up with the Rheinlander’s Review and Character Guest Post
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