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Debra H. Goldstein

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Judge Debra H. Goldstein is the author of Kensington’s new Sarah Blair cozy mystery series (Three Treats Too Many, Two Bites Too Many, One Taste Too Many). She also wrote Should Have Played Poker and 2012 IPPY Award winning Maze in Blue. Her short stories, including Anthony and Agatha nominated “The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie’s Place” and Derringer finalist "Pig Lickin' Cake," have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, and Mystery Weekly. Debra serves on the national board of Mystery Writers of America and is the current president of the Southeast region of MWA. She is a past national board member of Sisters in Crime and was president of SinC's Guppy Chapte ...more

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Thank you for reading and reviewing Four Cuts Too Many. I'm glad the ending and the book itself was enjoyable. to answer your question, I get in…more
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Thank you for reading and reviewing Four Cuts Too Many. I'm glad the ending and the book itself was enjoyable. to answer your question, I get inspiration from actual people and pets, as well as my imagination. For example, my family always had dogs, but I wanted to put a cat in the series beginning in One Taste Too Many. Rather than making it up or taking what I read and translating that into RahRah's behavior, I interviewed a friend for almost three hours, who had owned/owned Siamese cats about their interaction, her relationship to them, etc. I also observed her cat ignoring me, checking me out, staking out her territory, etc. When I started writing, I mixed my research and my observations to create RahRah. The rest of my inspiration from actual people may be a mannerism, a trait, something they say, something from one of their jobs, a twist on an anecdote, etc. I never directly translate an actual person or pet onto the page.

Once you read the first three books in the series - which if you are into e-reading will be on sale: One Taste Too Many is $1.99 now; Two Bites Too Many will be on sale from April 30-May 31 for $.99 and Three Treats Too Many will be on a Bookbub ad and reduced everywhere to $.99 from May 17-19......all in anticipation of Four Cuts Too Many's official release on May25, 2021. A great time for you or anyone else to pick up the first three books!(less)
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Years ago I wrote for the fun of writing. I worked third shift and left chapters hanging around the plant. Anonymously. It brought an expected lesson. People started leaving notes regarding the characters, did they work, have spouses, or red hair? There were also comments on conflicting information in different chapters. I wanted people to buy into my story, but errors were keeping it two-dimensio

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