“Crime and Paradise” has been released! It felt like it took forever in writing, editing and waiting, but my box of author copies finally arrived in the mail. What a thrill! In addition, Ed Simon with The Boise Beat online entertainment magazine recently ran an interview with me about my mystery/suspense. We talked about where my ideas come from, what I enjoy reading and writing, and what makes my main character tick.
Like me, Ed is a native Californian who moved to Idaho. He said he could relate to my character’s “fish-out-of-water” reaction to the culture change between these two states. Both are beautiful places and distinctly different.
An excerpt from the interview is below. For the full interview, go to: http://theboisebeat.com/index.php/2017/08/15/boise-author-julie-howard-to-release-crime-in-paradise-book-august-30-interview/#more-439
From The Boise Beat:
Q: What made you go from being a journalist to a fiction author?
A: Well, I sort of feel that I went from being a fiction author to being a journalist, to be honest with you. I’ve been writing fiction since I was a kid in the fourth grade. I just loved making up stories and getting lost in these fantasy worlds of my mind. When I go into college I had this rude awakening that I wasn’t going to be able to support myself as a fiction author. You just don’t go out and make a living doing that. Some people can, but it’s very rare. So I got the idea that I could write for a living, but it was probably going to be journalism. So journalism was my second choice…