Monday, March 4, 2013

Amy Metz - Next Big Thing from the HBS Author's Spotlight

I was tagged by Author James Moushon to participate in The Next Big Thing blog hop. James's next big thing is Game of Fire. The Next Big Thing hops from blog to blog where authors share their current works in progress. Each author answers a few questions about their next book and then tags more authors. James was tagged by Katherine Logan, whose WIP is The Last Macklenna. I hope you will check out their blogs and their work.

The Next Big Thing from Amy Metz.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Humor, Romance

Website: Amy Metz, author
Author's Blog: A Blue Million Books
Twitter: @goosepimpleisms
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Author Description:
Amy Metz is the mother of two sons and is a former first grade teacher. When not actively engaged in writing, enjoying her family, or spoiling her dog and two granddogs, Amy can usually be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in her hands. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Questions and Answers with the Author

What is the working title of your next book?

Heroes & Hooligans In Goose Pimple Junction

Where did the idea come from for the book?

My head. I wanted to write a second book in the Goose Pimple Junction series, and this one came straight out of my head.

What genre does your book fall under?

It’s a mystery, but you could also classify it as a cozy mystery or even chick lit (just don't tell the men who have read it and liked it).

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Well, the main characters in Heroes & Hooligans are Johnny Butterfield and Martha Maye Applewhite. I think Patrick Warburton would be great as Johnny even though he’s a little older than the character, I think he could pull it off. Maybe Sandra Bullock for Martha Maye? Betty White would be great for Louetta’s sister, Ima Jean. Maybe Kathy Bates would be a good Louetta, and Walton Goggins might be good for Lenny.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Heroes & Hooligans in Goose Pimple Junction is a humorous southern mystery.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I’m not sure yet.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

I have no idea! Maybe a year or so?

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Well, some of my favorites are: Murder On The First Day of Christmas by Billie Thomas Buried by Buttercups (Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries) by Joyce Lavene My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great by Dixie Cash For more, check out my Listmania! list on

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My imaginary friends inspired me to write this second book in a series.

What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?

Heroes & Hooligans picks up four months after the murder and mayhem of the first book. Now the zany town is troubled by a serial thief, a stalker, and a murderer, making the new police chief busier than a set of jumper cables at a redneck picnic. The same old gang from the first book will be back, and they’re joined by some new folks too: Louetta’s sister, Ima Jean, comes to live with her. She’s just had a stroke and frequently talks in commercial slogans. Honey Winchester is a friend, co-worker, and neighbor of Martha Maye’s, as well as the town flirt. And Lenny Applewhite is Martha Maye’s estranged husband and the town tomcat.

Author's Book List
Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction
An Old Mystery In 1932, John Hobb, father of four, is a witness to a bank robbery. He identifies the robbers and testifies against them. They are later pardoned by the governor. In 1935, Hobb is found in his idling car by the side of the road, dead from a gunshot wound to the head. The circumstances surrounding his death are a mystery, and the killer is unknown. In 2010, John Hobb's murder is still unsolved when Tess Tremaine moves into his former house. She finds a job at the local bookstore, which is owned by Lou Stafford, the youngest daughter of John Hobb. During renovations to the old house, Tess finds a mysterious old key, labeled "trunk." Mayhem ensues when she attempts to find the owner of the key: Her house is broken into twice, but nothing is taken; she finds cigarette butts and footprints outside a bedroom window; she gets threatening phone calls and ominous messages in the mail; she and a friend are attacked on the street. All of this has the opposite reaction than was intended--it doesn't scare her away, it strengthens her resolve to find John Hobb's murderer.
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Billie Thomas: Chloe Gets A Clue
Leti Del Mar: Words With Leti Del Mar
Tricia Drammeh: Authors To Watch

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