Today I’m excited to share a fantastic interview with Libby Kirsch, author of The Big Interview, the second novel in the Stella Reynolds Mystery series. I’ve also got an excerpt of the first chapter so you can get a taste for the author’s writing. The first novel, The Big Lead, is temporarily free this week. Go grab a copy of the first novel to find out what it’s all about and snag a copy of the new one too while you’re there!
The Big Interview by Libby Kirsch
Stella’s Saga Continues!
The perfect book for fans of the laugh-out-loud lines in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series combined with the who-done-it page turning style of a Sue Grafton mystery.
TV reporter Stella Reynolds signs with a new station, excited to move to a bigger city for a better job. When she arrives in Bristol, Virginia, though, she finds a sexist, mean boss, unfriendly coworkers, and a town in love with a sport she’s never even watched—NASCAR! Before she can unpack her bags, Stella is drawn into an investigation when a driver is killed in a fiery wreck on the track. Experts call his death a tragedy, but Stella has insider information that the accident is anything but. With a slippery ex-fiancee, an angry father, and a nosy neighbor, you’ll be laughing on one page and gasping on the next. If all goes according to plan, the facts will be revealed during an epic live Big Interview. But when does anything ever go according to plan? The Big Interview is a standalone book in the Stella Reynolds Mystery Series. If you like a great mystery peppered with laugh out loud moments and cringe-worthy catastrophes, Libby Kirsch’s The Big Interview is for you. Buy Libby Kirsch’s book today, and see how the final big interview goes down when the cameras go live.
Fun Fact: The Big Lead was chosen for a Publishers Weekly review.
Check out the review here.
About the Author – Libby Kirsch
Libby Kirsch is an Emmy award winning journalist, with over ten years experience working in TV newsrooms of all sizes. She draws on her rich history of making embarrassing mistakes on live TV, and is happy to finally indulge her creative writing side, instead of always having to stick to the facts.
Libby lives with her husband, children and soon (don’t tell the kids yet!) a puppy in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She doesn’t know what she was thinking.
Q & A with Libby
What inspired you to write the Stella Reynolds Mystery Series?
If The Big Interview was being turned into a movie, who would play the key roles?
Anna Kendrick would make an awesome Stella. She’s funny and does a great job playing the klutz, but can also be strong and decisive. I could definitely picture a young Matthew McConaughey playing Lucky Haskins. Wouldn’t he make a great charming NASCAR driver?
What are the challenges of writing a series? Did you plan the series out before writing or did the books come together as a series once you’d begun writing the first one?
One of the things I love about my series is that each book will take place in a different location. In TV news, reporters move around all the time. One or two years in small markets, and you’re off to the next challenge. And because ALL the reporters are moving around, you can run into old colleagues at new stations. I worked in three different TV markets (Montana, Tennessee and Ohio) with the same girl! So I just love that Stella will run into my favorite characters from different books—either when they move to her market, or they’re all covering a big story. I hope it’s a fun way to keep the books feeling fresh, but still make it feel like you’re running into old friends as you read.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I was a waitress for many years, and it’s not that the jobs were terrible… but MAN ALIVE could it be stressful!! I worked at one fancy place in Olde Town Alexandria, Virginia. We were supposed to memorize the nightly specials. One particular night I was on fire—sold like ten different orders of the Veal Parmaganian. My last customer of the night called me over. “No offense meant to your chef, but this tastes like chicken. Not veal.” After a quick conversation with our chef I realized the special was CHICKEN PARM!! I’d been selling people Veal Parm all night and no one noticed, ha!! Thankfully the only people I dish out food to these days
What would we find if we looked in your handbag right now?
Wallet, phone, travel hand sanitizer, 11 hair elastics, 4 tampons (is this anyone else’s fear? Being out and about without protection??), 2 random pieces of artwork from my 4-year-old, 3 water bottles (I have 3 kids and we were at the park today), a half-eaten Clif bar, what appears to be the remnants of a squeezy yogurt (which is scary, we haven’t bought those in weeks), a travel pack of tissues, diapers and wipes. Whew. No wonder my back hurts!!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Excerpt – The Big Interview
CHAPTER 1 New Girl
Check out the other stops on the blog tour!
Steamy Book Momma – http://steamybookmomma0.blogspot.com – Book Promo Post
Book Lover Worm – www.bookloverwormblog.wordpress.com – Book Review
Living Life With Joy – http://www.livinglifewithjoy.com – Author Q&A
Judging More Than Just The Cover – www.ambergreggbooks.com – Author Q&A
The Belgian Reviewer – http://thebelgianreviewer.wordpress.com – Book Review
Hello Beautiful Book Blog – hellobeautifulbookblog.com – Book Excerpt
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Book Lover in Florida – https://bookloverfl12.wordpress.com/ – Book Review
Hello…Chick Lit – http://hellochicklit.com – Book Review
Love Sex and Other Dirty Words – http://lovesexandotherdirtywords.com/ – Author Guest Post
vvb32 reads – http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/ – Book Review
Chick Lit Central – http://chicklitcentral.com – Book Review
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