Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Blog Tour: Carol Ann Baker Crime Series by Lissa Pelzer

No More Birthdays
Lissa Pelzer
(Carol Ann Baker, #1)
Publication date: August 31st 2015
Genres: New Adult, Thriller
At a film festival in a small mid-western city, runaway teenager, Lilly has come looking for old boy, Bobby. He’s a dangerous man with powerful connections, but he owes her money and she’s desperate enough to come looking for it. In this Southern Ohio based crime novel, everyone’s got secrets. But Lilly’s about to find out, the worst type of secret its the one you keep from yourself.

Dead Memories
Lissa Pelzer
(Carol Ann Baker, #2)
Publication date: December 19th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Thriller
Don’t you wish sometimes that you could just close your eyes and start again? With two counts of murder under her belt and Detective Davis after her, teenager Lilly Lessard has done just that. She’s taken her dead friend, Janine Kenny’s ID and scholarship and she’s off to California.
But when a traffic accident leaves her with amnesia and only Janine’s ID in her pocket, things take a turn for the surreal. Her caseworker wants to know why her memories don’t match her history. The hospital candy stripper has noticed her hair appears blonde at the roots when it should be black. And who is this man who wants to help her get to California, who is willing to sneak her out in the dead of night? Can he help her get back some of her dead memories?
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Author Interview:

What genres do you write in and why?

I write suspense and crime fiction, but not the gratuitous type. There are murders and murderers in my stories but I hope the plots are about much more than that. After working with vulnerable young women and hearing their stories, I really wanted to write something which reflected the really hard time a lot of girls have growing up and make people a little aware of what is going on.

What do you have published and where?

I started off in romantic fiction and worked for a book producer who turned out a number of paperback titles a month. But these were all very formulaic and I’m glad now that they don’t have my real name on them. Most people laugh at writers who do this but it teaches you how to structure a story well and quickly. I just started writing crime fiction now and am entirely self-published because the amount you get from a publisher as a new writer is so small that you can make the same without any of the hassle if you self-publish.

Are you a plotter (plots and outlines) or a pantzer (by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer)? Why?

              I’m an avid plotter who allows the inner pantzer to hold the wheel now and again. I think if you don’t plot, then you have to get lucky to get your story to land well with all the elements woven together. There are genres that can accommodate pantzers better, such as erotic fiction, pulp fiction and special interest, but crime fiction tends to be really plot driven.

What is the best or worst writing advice you’ve ever received?

“You need to write a million words to learn to write well.” I thought this was nonsense when I first heard it but then realized with all the drafts and rewrites, I had written around a million words before I was happy with the stuff I was producing.

Author Bio:
Lissa Pelzer is a Crime Novel and Short Story Writer.
She lives in Germany with her husband and young son.
She’s lived all over the world and is on a mission to write a crime story based in each one.
It might take a while….



Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today, Jeanne! :)

Lissameliss said...

Thanks for the post!