Karen Keskinen

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: June 20, 2014

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Current Release: BLACK CURRENT

What's your book about?

Set in a seaside city splashed in sunshine and laced with poisonous secrets, BLACK CURRENT is a riveting mystery about the treacherous secrets we keep and the costly sacrifices we make - all to hold on to the people we love.

What should readers expect from you titles?

BLOOD ORANGE and BLACK CURRENT are the first two books in the Jaymie Zarlin mystery series. They examine corruption and abuse of power in the beautiful California coastal city of Santa Barbara.

What's next for you as an author?

Book III, of course! I adore Jaymie Zarlin, Gabi Gutierrez, and all the other characters in my mystery series. BLOOD ORANGE and BLACK CURRENT are just the first steps in this exciting journey.

If you could have dinner with an author, who would it be?

I would be delighted to dine with the Italian master of mystery, Andrea Camilleri. I would rely on him to select a Sicilian restaurant serving only the most delectable foods and wines, naturalmente!

If you could travel to another time, would you choose past or future or would you stick where you are at? And Why?

I already know something of the past. If I were given a choice, I'd travel to the future. Eternally curious, I'd like to see where our present day follies will lead us.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

Hah. I must be an extrovert. For one thing, I enjoy attending writing conferences, book clubs, conventions, and all other events where I can meet readers and fellow authors. But I'm one of those extroverts who requires her daily dose of isolation. If I don't write everyday, I get grumpy.

Wrapping Up:

A book without a reader is one hand clapping. Thanks to each and every one of you for completing the creation of the Jaymie Zarlin mystery series! I hope my books bring you a touch of sadness and a torrent of pleasure.