Jean Henry Mead Interviews her character, Sarah

Murder on the Interstate

Author: Sarah, why is it that you and Dana are always stumbling over bodies?

Sarah: They don’t call us murder magnets for nothing.

Author: It’s a pretty gruesome hobby, don’t you think?

Sarah: And expensive. Dana wrecked two motorhomes and two Hummers since the series started.

Author: Why two Hummers?

Sarah: You should know. You wrote the plot.

Author: I don’t plan plots in advance. I just sit down and type as fast as I can to keep up with you two. And you get into some of the darndest situations.”

Sarah: I was sound asleep when Dana stopped the motorhome along 1-40 in northern Arizona when that Mercedes convertible went off the road. I didn’t tell her to stop.

Author: I know. You stayed in the motorhome when the trucker,” Big Ruby” McCurdy stopped to help. Why didn’t you go with them to investigate.

Sarah: It was pouring down rain.

Author: You’re not the wicked witch of the West. You wouldn’t have melted.

Sarah: Somebody had to stay in the motorhome when the killer shot out the tires.”

Author: Why?

Sarah: So I could report what the killer looks like. You’re a mystery writer. You should know that.

Author: You’re getting awfully snippy in your old age, Sarah.

Sarah: Looks who’s talking. You’re not exactly  a spring chicken yourself.

Author: I think I’d rather speak to your friend Dana.

Sarah: She’s recuperating from that whiplash she suffered when the killer’s truck hit the back of our Escalade. She’s not too happy with you right now.

Author: All in a day’s work. The Logan & Cafferty mystery/suspense series would be awfully boring if I allowed you two widows to sit around knitting.

Sarah: What have you got planned for us in your next murder mystery?

Author: I guess we’ll all have to wait to find out.


Jean Henry Mead is a mystery/suspense and western historical novelist. She's also an award-winning photojournalist. She began her writing career as a California news reporter, editor, photographer and later served as editor of In Wyoming Magazine and two small presses. She has freelanced for other publications, both domestically and abroad, among them the Denver Post's Empire Magazine. Her first book was published in 1982. She's since published fourteen novels and nonfiction books.

Blog sites:

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I'll be giving away a copy of my recent release, Gray Wolf Mountain, fourth novel in the Logan & Cafferty series, to a visitor who leaves a comment during the blog tour. The winner will be announced at my blog site: December 13.


M.M. Gornell said…
Loved this interview! Murder magnets indeed--and sooo sassy! Love your characters, Jean.

Madison Johns said…
Thanks Jean I needed a good chuckle. What an entertaining and engaging way to introduce us to your books and characters! You rock!
Anne K Albert said…
Great illustration of characters who walk off the page. This book is on my Kindle and in line to be read. Can't wait!
Jean Henry Mead said…
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Jean Henry Mead said…
Thanks for hosting me on your lovely site, Marilyn. I can't think of a better place to start my blog tour.
Jean Henry Mead said…
Thank you, Madison. Dana and Sarah are like old friends whom I enjoy writing about.
Jean Henry Mead said…
I hope you enjoy the book, Anne. And thank you, Madeline, for the kind words. I'm glad you liked the interview with Sarah.
marja said…
Great characters, Jean, and I really, really enjoy the series. I have your latest waiting to be read right now. Can't wait!

Marja McGraw
Jean Henry Mead said…
Thanks so much, Marja. I enjoy your books as well.
WS Gager said…
Senior citizens are such characters and so fun to write about. Great job Jean!
W.S. Gager on Writing
Collin Kelley said…
Love these interviews!
Jean Henry Mead said…
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Jean Henry Mead said…
Thanks, Collin. I'm looking forward to yours.
Funny and in show biz we never cut funny. Thanks for a tease into your characters and story.

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