Murder and Matchmaking

Murder and Matchmaking
A novel mashup of Sherlock Holmes and Pride & Prejudice

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Story and Author Interview

My short story The Show of Wondrous Creatures is up on the August issue of Prinkipria. I love the illustration they chose.

I also had a great deal of fun doing the author interview. You can read it too and indulge me in a bout of rampant egomania wherein I pretend that talking about myself is of interest to other people besides me. There's a cute pic of a local Pukeko.


Matt said...

And there's a lovely author photo to go with the interview, too! This on without a Dom sneaking in :-)

Giffy said...

Is it wrong that I read the interview first? You look beautiful in the picture :)

"It’s great for me because I like the outdoors during the day but dislike camping out and sleeping in tents."

Awesome :)

Ted from Prinkipria said...

Hi Debbie! Just wanted to say thanks for the interview. Please stay in touch.


Debbie Cowens said...

Matt - There is quite a scarcity of photos that don't have a Dom in the middle of them. It's almost like he knows how cute he is...

Giffy - The interview is plot spoiler free so they can be read in either order. I did consider dropping other random plot spoilers into the interview, but I suspect that everyone already knows that Darth Vader is Luke's dad. :-)

Ted - Thanks for commenting!

Matt said...

Nice to see a few comments appearing on the story and the interview :-)

Pauline said...

Great story, evocative and nicely inside the mind of the narrator child.

Stunning photo too, and well done on portaying NZ (and Pukekos) to the overseas interviewer :)

Karen said...

Great story... I think you got the mix of beautiful and sinister just right for a fairy story!

You look lovely in the photo... and amazingly free of marmite smears and weetbix blobs as well as offspring... how did you do it?!

I like the bit in the interview where he calls us "islanders"!

Karen said...

Oops, talking of proofreading after you print... I think that there 'weetbix blobs' sentence would make more sense with a ','

Debbie Cowens said...

Thanks for the lovely comments folks. :-)

Karen - it is only thanks to the impressive speed of modern digital cameras that a photo could be snapped during a brief moment wherein I was free from the usual marmite/weetbix/toddler stain-based accessories of motherhood. :-)

Giffy said...

I then read the story and really enjoyed that too.

Debbie Cowens said...

Thanks, Giffy. :-)