Sunday, December 11, 2011

UNDERDEAD - Liz Jasper


EPPIE award winning author Liz Jasper writes mysteries and YA novels in California near hiking trails and good public libraries, in a house where chocolate is welcome and the resident cat gets fatter and lazier every year. Why does Liz add a bit of paranormal to her books? With a career path that has gone from teaching middle school science to economics and finance, writing about blood-sucking demons was only natural.
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Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
I get a lot of comments from mystery readers who don't usually read vampire books but love UNDERDEAD because it makes them laugh. UNDERDEAD is a cozy mystery about a beleaguered young teacher who is bitten by a vampire who doesn't quite do the job, leaving her almost undead. The vampires are for comic relief and intrigue, and the mostly complicate the heck out of Jo's life. Jo doesn't want to be a vampire. She does NOT find the whole sexy-vampire thing appealing. There's a love triangle that goes through the books, too, because I like a little romance with my mysteries. Will, the vampire, is really a perfect guy for her--except for the bit about wanting her undead. And the detective who wants her to stay HER (i.e. not finish turning into a vampire) is also perfect for her, or would be if they had met under different circumstances. UNDERDEAD won the EPPIE award for Best Mystery and is the first in the series. The sequel, UNDERDEAD IN DENIAL is also out now and I'm working on #3. Appropriate for ages 13+. (Teens tend to steal it from their parents, go figure.)
Q: Why did you go indie? My publisher decided to shift focus away from mysteries so I got my rights back and went indie. A little like going rogue but with better chocolate. My books are reaching a big audience now and I love that.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? I read a lot of books. Off the top of my head, Janet Evanovich (she understands the importance of birthday cake), Joanne Dobson (I don't understand why she isn't famous) and Cindy Sample (light and fun). 
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