Please join me in welcoming my good friend, Melodie Campbell:
crime book: it became a sci-fi/romance novella.
fiction writer. Sometimes you don’t pick
your characters – they pick you.
business, when…no, that’s not how it happened.
reviewer (one of that rare breed who still has a newspaper column.) We were yapping
over a few drinks last spring. “A funny
one. Modesty Blaise meets Maxwell Smart.”
I tried all summer. I even met with a former CSIS operative to get the
scoop on the spy biz (think CIA, but Canada – yes, he was polite.) Wrote for two months solid. The result was…kinda flat.
find this always happens in the middle of the night?) a few characters started
popping up. Colourful, fun characters,
from another time. They took my mind by siege.
“GO AWAY,” I told them. “I’m trying to write a crime book!”
space-station, but is also a spy story!
With romance and a lot of laughs, of course.
writing. Another two in rewrites. Then another, to convince my publisher that
the project had legs.
NAME: GYPSY MOTH is the result. Yet another crossing the genres escapade.
It isn’t easy being a female
barkeep in the final frontier…especially when you’re also a spy!
Nell Romana loves two things: running
the Blue Angel Bar, and Dalamar, a notorious modern-day knight for hire.
Too bad he doesn’t know she is actually an undercover agent. When Dalamar
is called away on a routine job, Nell uncovers a rebel plot to overthrow the
Federation. She has to act fast and alone.
Then the worst happens. Her
cover is blown, and more than their love is at stake…
of Comedy.” Library Journal compared her
to Janet Evanovich. Melodie Campbell got
her start writing standup. She has over
200 publications and nine awards for fiction.
Code Name: Gypsy Moth (Imajin
Books) is her eighth book.
Name: Gypsy Moth today and get Rowena
and the Dark Lord free! (I love to
introduce readers to my other series.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with proof of purchase and I will gift you Rowena
and the Dark Lord.)