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G.A. McKevett

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Since publication of her first novel in 1986, Sonja Massie has authored over sixty published works, including the highly popular and critically acclaimed SAVANNAH REID MYSTERIES under the pseudonym G. A. McKevett.

Sonja's novels range from Irish historicals to contemporary thrillers. Her earthy humor and fast-paced plots delight her fans, while critics applaud her offbeat characterizations and incisive observations on human nature.

Irish by ancestry, Sonja has authored two non-fiction books on the history of Ireland: THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO IRISH HISTORY AND CULTURE and IRISH PRIDE: 101 REASONS TO BE PROUD YOU'RE IRISH. Both books impart detailed knowledge of the complex and controversial Irish story with a light hand and plenty of humo
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G.A. McKevett The simplest answer is: I don't have writer's block, because I have bills to pay. Writing is my job. Secretaries don't get to stay home from work beca…moreThe simplest answer is: I don't have writer's block, because I have bills to pay. Writing is my job. Secretaries don't get to stay home from work because they have secretary's block. Plumbers can't have plumber's block, etc. However, there are times when I find that I sit down to write and not a lot comes out. Also, occasionally, I don't seem to be enjoying writing a book as much as I usually do. When I stop to consider why, it's usually because the book is more about the murder, the plot, the clues, and not enough about the characters themselves. I rethink the story, consider how the events are impacting the characters, what they're thinking and feeling as they move from one situation to the other. What's bothering them. What personal issue they're trying to work through. A light comes on in my imagination, I strengthen the subplot (the one that's more character driven), and the rest is easy. Then I wake up eager to work. (less)
G.A. McKevett Fans of my SAVANNAH REID MYSTERIES have told me for years that one of their favorite characters is Savannah's feisty, octogenarian grandmother, Granny…moreFans of my SAVANNAH REID MYSTERIES have told me for years that one of their favorite characters is Savannah's feisty, octogenarian grandmother, Granny Reid. They've also expressed curiosity about the circumstances that led to Savannah and her eight siblings being taken from their parents and raised by Gran. I've always wanted to do a special, Christmas book telling the backstory with Granny as the heroine and the adults of the Savannah books as children. When Kensington agreed to publish, not only a single Christmas book, but a whole new Granny series, I was thrilled. The first book was a joy to write, as I'd held it in my heart for so long.(less)
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"I have a confession. This is the first Granny Reid book I've read. I'm a huge fan of the Savannah Reid Mysteries and have read all the books. I wasn't sure if I would feel the same way about this series. Let me tell you, I love it just as much as the" Read more of this review »
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“There's very little in my world that a foot massage and a thin-crust, everything-on-it pizza won't set right.”
G.A. McKevett

“Creating fantasy is real work, important work. It’s a hard, cold world we live in, and sometimes we need to escape. Sometimes we need that more than food or water or a roof over our heads.”
G.A. McKevett, Murder à la Mode

“Sometimes love was sacred, the most holy and powerful force in the universe. Sometimes it was a warm, fuzzy feeling. Occasionally it was a wildfire of passion that, like cognac, inflamed every cell of your body.
And sometimes it was just a decision, plain and simple.”
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“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. You’ve nothing to worry about there.”
James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small / All Things Bright and Beautiful / All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics

“Over the years I knew her she always looked at me like that - as though I was a quite pleasant but amusing object - and it always did the same thing to me. It's difficult to put into words but perhaps I can best describe it by saying that if I had been a little dog I'd have gone leaping and gambolling around the room wagging my tail furiously.”
james herriot, Let Sleeping Vets Lie

“My mind went back to that picture in the obstetrics book. A cow standing in the middle of a gleaming floor while a sleek veterinary surgeon in a spotless parturition overall inserted his arm to a polite distance. He was relaxed and smiling, the farmer and his helpers were smiling, even the cow was smiling. There was no dirt or blood or sweat anywhere.
That man in the picture had just finished an excellent lunch and had moved next door to do a bit of calving just for the sheer pleasure of it, as a kind of dessert. He hadn't crawled shivering from his bed at two o'clock in the morning and bumped over twelve miles of frozen snow, staring sleepily ahead till the lonely farm showed in the headlights. He hadn't climbed half a mile of white fell-side to the doorless barn where his patient lay.”
James Herriot, If Only They Could Talk

“Everybody was asleep. Everybody except me, James Herriot, creeping sore and exhausted towards another spell of hard labour. Why the hell had I ever decided to become a country vet? I must have been crazy to pick a job where you worked seven days a week and through the night as well. Sometimes I felt as though the practice was a malignant, living entity; testing me, trying me out; putting the pressure on more and more to see just when at what point I would drop down dead.”
James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small




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