Yvonne Rediger speaks of Death and Cupcakes

 



Welcome to another prolific Canadian author, Yvonne Rediger!



Yvonne Rediger was born in Saskatchewan, lived and worked in northern Manitoba, Alberta, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Yvonne has been writing since she was in her teens. Her favourites genres are Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, and Mysteries. Each with a bit of humour.

Member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and Saskatchewan Romance Writers

She is married to her scuba diving buddy who is also her sailboat captain. She has two children. 

Links to social media & website:

Website: http://blackyvy50.wix.com/yvonnerediger

http://www.facebook.com/vicshapeshifters/

Twitter: @blackyvy

Instagram: @blackyvy50

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRg1KoOYF0e1nQuhy5rV-wA?

What would you say are your strengths as an author?

Research is my strong suit. I have a burning need to get things I write about, correct. For example, phone calls are not traced, the location is instantly known. That’s how call display works. I’m an information technology systems architect with experience in many industries, including telecommunications. They say to write what you know. I’m fortunate to have experienced a lot over my lifetime, scuba diving, sailing, travel, archery, and firearms. My friends and family help me with their occupation and life expertise as well. Like my husband. He is a pilot, a blacksmith, and Renaissance man. I am fortunate to have many resources, which means tons of possible plot idea too.

How often do you write, and do you write using a strict routine?

My plan is to write five days a week. Sometimes life happens and it’s less. Other times, I get more done than planned. Those are the best day. I like to get at least a thousand words down each session. Once the first draft is complete, end-to-end, I employ a layer process to flesh out the characters, setting, and plot details. 

Five years from now, where do you see yourself as a writer?

I hope I’m still producing good mystery stories and having fun doing it.

If you could offer once piece of advice to a novice writer, what would it be?

Educate yourself on the publishing process. Research publishers for the genres you write, find out what they are looking for, read their lines. When you know how it works, it’s easier to be more patient waiting for responses. Make notes on what you find out and share with other up and coming writers.

What would you consider to be the best compliment a reader could give your book?

What else have you written? I want more.

What are you working on now?

I’ve just completed the first book in a new series. The Wrong Words,  Adam Norcross Mysteries. It’s with my publisher and I’m waiting on edits and a release date.

Currently, I’m working on Condo Crazy, the third installment of the Musgrave Landing Mysteries. Gladys Wyatt is trying to make ends meet with her cottage bakery business. She has just moved into her new condo apartment and strange things are happening. Thefts, flooding, and her neighbour’s dog has been injured.  In addition, who is the guy hanging around in the brown Plymouth? Why is a plumbing van parked everyday across the street every day? And what happened to Dwayne Davis, the condo board president?

 

 

DEATH AND CUPCAKES

Jane Westcott has come home to the village of Musgrave Landing and nothing will be the same again. She has inherited her aunt's cafe and a good thing too. Her personal finances are in a shambles. Jane must make a go of the business and leave her past in Vancouver behind. She plans to run the small cafe by the ferry wharf and bake to her heart's content until her sister receives a letter from their dead aunt, which alludes to finding a key. But where is Jane’s letter? On top of this, the mayor has gone missing and an old flame, Jack Birch, comes back into her life.The trouble is, the mayor gets himself murdered, and Jack finds the body with the help of Vimy, a former K-9 from the RCMP. Jack also finds a letter on the body addressed to Jane, and he is worried she was somehow involved with the village's philandering mayor, Tim Stanhope. As the investigation unfolds, it turns out that money has gone missing from the village accounts and an old friend of Jane’s, Dirk Ipkiss, might be involved. Then there's the fact that Jack found the murder weapon, and it belongs to Jane.

Available here: https://books2read.com/u/bP9Ra7

Book Trailer:  https://youtu.be/CRPWtaso8ac

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  1. You are both creative and prolific, and your book sounds like a lot of fun!

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