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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…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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Murder in Her Stocking by G.A. McKevett
"Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can’t keep temperamental Stella Reid from swinging a rolling pin at anyone who crosses her bad side—and this season, there are plenty. First, an anonymous grinch vandalizes a celeb..." Read more of this review »
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"This is the first of a new series featuring Savannah Reid's grandmother Stella Reid and set in the small town of McGill, Georgia, when Savannah was just 12, and she and her 6 siblings were pulled back and forth between their mother and grandmother..." Read more of this review »
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"This is the first Granny Reid Mystery that I have read and I really loved it. Besides the story around and finding the murderer which was hard to figure it out. Just when you thought you had it, you didn't., you had a story along with it relating..." 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.”
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“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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