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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Death by Default from Trish Reeb and Brian Webster


THE INTERVIEW....

Why do I write? I can't help it. It's what I do. I love to see where the characters will take me. Not only do they have a say in what happens to them, but they can dictate at what point in the story it occurs. If they object, they dig in their heels until I finally get the message or yell "uncle."  

When did I start writing? I wish I'd started in middle school, like my daughter. But I was more like middle-aged. I began my first novel, Dance of Deception, around 2000 and started Death by Default a couple years later. After a bazillion rewrites, I published them in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Also, this year on the fiftieth anniversary of my mother's death, I published her novel, No Place to Hide. As an author, I know how fulfilling it is to see one's book in print. It's like a newborn baby. She never got to hold it, but maybe on some level she experienced it vicariously through me. 

Do I have a day job? No. I retired from Detroit Public Schools after thirty-one years. I taught special education then jumped to counselor, initially in elementary then high school. That's where I found my niche. Actually, the last eight years of my career, I worked at my alma mater. So, you could say I came full circle. Dance of Deception is set in that very school but under a fictitious name. For obvious reasons.   

What genres do I write? Mystery is my passion. I currently have two projects on the table. The first is a young adult novel, Black Ice, on which I'll be collaborating with my writing partner and idea man, Brian Webster. He writes the screen plays, I write the books. Our first venture was Death by Default. Now that it's completed, he will take on the script. My second project is the sequel to Dance of Deception, an Alex T & Co. mystery, which will most likely lead into a series. Recently, I wrote a piece for an anthology called The Extraordinary Woman Next Door, to be released in December. I also have written a children's book. But who knows what else I may try in the near future. . .?

My favorite movie? I love musicals, with Westside Story at the top of the list. Not only did I see it on the big screen when it first came out, it still can make me cry.  


Book Blurb:

Death by Default: Detective Conner Smyth, a chess addict, has yet to win a game. When Blackguard6 challenges him online, he figures what the heck? But after chess pieces turn up on dead bodies, he realizes too late he's really screwed. Out of his league, Conner searches for a master chess player. In a race against time and out of options, he settles for a ten year champ. In a tit for tat negotiation with the boy's mother, he gets his chess guru in exchange for coaching the kid in hockey. After Conner's wife left him, he has no interest in other women . . . until he meets his new tutor's mom. Which of course, invites disaster.         


      


11 comments:

  1. Good interview. Funny and entertaining. Can't wait to read more of your books!



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  2. Ms. Reeb writes with such detail you almost feel like you are part of the story. When I started reading about "Ms. Alex", I wanted to continued because I never knew what she would be up to next. Ms. Reeb definitely kept me entertained throughout the book. I am looking forward to reading The Extra Ordinary Woman Next Door and Death by Default.

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    1. Death by Default may be purchased as an eBook on Amazon. Dance of Deception is also available, but in addition can be found on B & N, Kobo, Copia, and more.

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  3. I really enjoyed Dance of Deception and I'm looking forward to reading Death by Default.

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    1. Thank you.
      For a printed copy, contact Trish at trish_reeb@yahoo.com.

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  4. I love that Trish Reeb says her characters "speak" to her. They do appear to be real people. I have read all of her books and loved them them all. She is fresh and funny while presenting serious mysteries.

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  5. Great interview. I learned more about you, Trish! If you haven't read Death by Default get it now while it's $0.99. It's a great read!

    Michelle

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  6. It's pretty cool that I can say I have a cousin who is a published author! You go, girl! It is very interesting to hear parts of her story that even as a close relative I didn't really know or pay attention to.

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  8. Looking forward to reading this one!

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