Interview with Bonnie Oldre, Author of Silent Winter Solstice

master mentalism tricks

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Silent Winter Solstice?

I have always enjoyed reading mystery stories, including those by Agatha Christie, and mystery programs, such as Murder She Wrote. I see my protagonist, Beth Williams, and her best friend Evie Hanson, as younger versions of Miss Marple or Jessica Fletcher. When I decided to write mysteries, I wanted to set them in a fictionalized version of Northwestern Minnesota, where I grew up, which has its unique appeal. And, at a time in recent history when everything seemed to be changing.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Silent Winter Solstice, what would they be?

For Beth, With A Little Help From My Friends, by Joe Cocker; For Evie, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, by Marvin Gaye.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I enjoy mysteries, spy stories, historical fiction, and historical nonfiction. I don’t write nonfiction books.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Arctic Daughter a Wilderness Journey, by Jean Aspen; Hamnet a Novel of the Plague, by Maggie O’Farrell; The Matchmaker : A Spy in Berlin by Paul Vidich.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The big reveal.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Not too quirky. I do have a blue desk lamp and a favorite blue and tan coffee cup, that I’ve had for decades, that make my desk feel like mine.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Life is short, get on with it!

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

I hope they remember being engaged in an interesting and entertaining story.


Sign up for our email and we’ll send you the best new books in your favorite genres weekly.

Read The Full Article Here

trick photography
Tom Sandoval: I Make ‘Bigger’ Music Than My ‘Vanderpump Rules’
Every Cryptic Post Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Have Shared
Eve Barlow, A Friend Of The Actress, Joined Amber Heard
Beyonce Collaborates With Madonna On Surprise ‘Break My Soul: The
Little Ones – first-look review
‘Black Canary’ Is Still In The Works At HBO Max
House of the Dragon Featurette: George R
‘Black Adam’s Post-Credits Scene Sets Up The Rock’s DC’s Future
‘Messyness’ & ‘Pause With Sam and Jay’s Teddy Ray Dies
The Challenge: USA’s Derek Xiao & Shannon St
Anne Heche, Veteran Actress, Dead at 53
Tyler Posey & Tyler Hoechlin on Why It’s Time for
The Queen Being Called On to Give Black Sabbath Official
Why Blaze Bayley ‘Never’ Feared Iron Maiden Would Reunite With
Korn Fan Scats ‘Twist’ During High School Karaoke Performance
Carly Pearce On ’29’, Stadium Tour, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton
These Are the 10 Biggest Summer 2022 Trends, According to
The ‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 3 Official Trailer Is
Simone Biles Just Revealed a Major Part of Her Wedding
Louis Vuitton Hosted Two Parties on Two Coasts to Celebrate
They/Them (2022)
CARTER (2022)
5 Horror Movies Recommended By Stephen King You Can Watch
Jason Blum Shows off Blumhouse’s Upcoming ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’
Interview with Vincent Howard, Author of Crossroad
Karin Slaughter, Outlander Prequel and Angelina Boulley’s New Book!
Interview with Sharon Ward, Author of Dark Tide
8 Books About Existential Dread By Asian Authors