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Confessions writer Amy Crosby has put her life on hold for the last seven years after the disappearance of her husband, Dan. In writing for “True Lies Magazine,” guilt-ridden Amy takes on the abilities her fictional characters confess to, such as the time she thought she was psychic after researching clairvoyants. With fatalistic acceptance of the craziness in her life, she uses humor to cope; but when the home Dan bought for them is about to be foreclosed, her only answer is his having him declared legally dead and using his life insurance policy. Her home is safe–that is, until she receives a blackmail note. Equal parts mystery and humor, this novel is sure to keep readers guessing–and laughing–until the end.

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Thanks so much, Fatin, for inviting me to be your guest today!  My topic for today is doing research on location.

When I started the research for my new book, Diary of a Confessions Queen, I sent off requests to the Chamber of Commerce in Independence, Kansas where the book is set.  This helped me with basic information for my book, but I soon realized I needed to actually visit Independence and walk the streets, so to speak.  (And no, for those of you who are snickering, I have not started a new career as a street walker.)

I decided to make a trip to Kansas. (more…)

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