Where I Get My Character Ideas

Hi Fellow Readers and Writers–

Some of you have asked where I get ideas for my characters.  For the new Cookie Crumbles Mysteries, it was a picture I found on Pinterest.  It was a group of girls, and I started thinking about a bunch of friends.  Who was the lead character?  Who were her friends?  How were they going to interact?  Where did they live?  I just started asking questions, and my new series started to take shape.

I wrote a little story about each character I saw in the picture–their backstory, what they were currently doing, what their personalities were like–anything my imagination could come up with.

Go check out my “Killer Cookies” board on Pinterest and you’ll see the group of gals that inspired me.

Until next time, happy reading and writing to you all,

Jill-Ayn

 

New Year, New Goals

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

Well, we made it to 2020! Hope this post finds you well. I’ve been dealing with a cold since before Christmas, and am finally getting my energy levels back to normal, after a z-pak of antibiotics to knock this stupid thing out. The cough lingers, but it’s getting less with . . . → Read More: New Year, New Goals

New Series Launch!

Hello Readers and Writers–

I’m so excited to announce the release of book one in my newest series, Cookie Crumbles Mysteries! It’s called One Corrupt Cookie, and it takes place in Paradise Bay, California–right between Ventura and Santa Barbara, on the coast.

The protagonist is a 31-year old baker named Anna Mae Jorgenson. Close family . . . → Read More: New Series Launch!

For Fans of the Senior Delinquents Mini-Mystery Series

Hello Readers!

The newest in the Senior Delinquents Mini-Mystery Series is out! It’s called Dead, With a Dose of Karma, and you can get it here: Amazon Kindle books. Once you’ve read it, please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads–or BOTH!

Now onto the next project. I’m starting a new series called The Cookie . . . → Read More: For Fans of the Senior Delinquents Mini-Mystery Series

Research–A Little, A Lot, Or None At All

Hello Fellow Readers–

This is a question I get asked all the time: “How much research do you have to do for a book?” Well, it all depends on the book and the topic. Sometimes I need to do a lot, and sometimes none at all, and everywhere in between.

For my Annie Malone, P.I. . . . → Read More: Research–A Little, A Lot, Or None At All