1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Spider is definitely a one-of-a-kind fictional character, or so I like to think. She was born Emma Fisher, but she gave herself the nickname Spider for a reason — mainly so she could feel a little bit more badass, and so she could put her troubled past behind her. She's not proud of who she was when she was known as Emma.
2) When and where is the story set?
It's set in Atlanta, Georgia, where Spider works in the private detective agency owned by the hero of On the Scent.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Spider is a computer nerd — the agency's cyber security specialist — and a major geek. She often gets treated like everyone's kid sister, which drives her beyond crazy because she wants to kick butt like her associates. Even though she's 25, she also still lives with her father, which is why she jumps at the chance to housesit for Zach while he honeymoons.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
She meets Noah West, the hottie neighbor next door, but he's very mysterious, which intrigues her. She decides to find out more about him and ends up being pulled into a deeper, dangerous mystery surrounding the house in which he lives and his past.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
She wants to prove she's every bit as capable as her associates at solving an investigation. Establishing her independence is her main motivation throughout the book.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
Spirited Away is the final title, and you can read more about it on my website. There's an excerpt and I also created a short playlist. You can find it here. And here's the short synopsis.
Socially awkward Emma “Spider” Fisher prefers her laptop to people, so she’s more than happy to oblige her boss when he asks her to pet- and housesit while he honeymoons in London.
It doesn’t take long for accident-prone Spider to lose a dog, get locked out of the house, and set off the house alarm. Thankfully, her hot new neighbour is more than happy to come to her rescue.
But Noah West is a mystery to Spider—and one she intends to solve. Because either the man is seriously living in a haunted house, or he’s a serial killer. Either way, he’s a total hottie, so Spider will have to guard her heart while she and the animals sniff out the truth.
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
It releases Sept. 18.
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