Nancy Atherton

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: March 26, 2014

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Current Release: Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

Describe your current release by starting out with "In a world".

In a world where wishes come true, the good people of Finch quickly discover that one person's dream-come-true is another person's worst nightmare.

What are you working on?

I'm currently working on the twentieth book in the Aunt Dimity series: AUNT DIMITY AND THE SUMMER KING.

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

My literary agents, Annelise Robey and Margaret Ruley, have been absolutely invaluable in finding a home for my stories. My readers have been of incalculable value in keeping all of my books in print for twenty-two years (and counting!).

Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?

A reader once followed me around a mystery conference because she was too awestruck to say hello to me. I finally went up to her and said, "For pity's sake, do I LOOK like a diva? Come here and give me a hug!" The hug shattered the awe-barrier and a wonderful conversation ensued. Never be afraid to say hello to your favorite author!

What is your favorite way to procrastinate?

I wish I could say that my favorite ways to procrastinate include sky-diving, bungee-jumping, and conquering Everest, but in truth, my procrastination hours are mostly spent sleeping.

Thank you for taking the time to read my Super Quick Author Interview. AUNT DIMITY AND THE WISHING WELL should appear in a bookstore near you in mid-April 2014, but you can, if you wish, pre-order it right this minute! AUNT DIMITY AND THE SUMMER KING will be published in April 2015 (if I finish it on time . . .) In the meantime, please feel free to visit my website and leave a message in the Guest Book. I always enjoy hearing from you!