Today I’m handing over my blog to K. C. Sprayberry who is not only a prolific writer, but also editor in chief with Solstice Publishing. She knows the score from both sides! She launches a new book on Friday 9th December.
Welcome to the Canoples Investigations Exposes Space Dodger release tour. This is the third novel and fourth story in this series. Strap on your restraints and be ready for an exciting ride… oh, once you have the book in hand, you will discover there’s a special added attraction—the first chapter of Secret Society: A Canoples Investigations Novella!
There’s a carnival on the station, with all kinds of “legally” cloned animals, more than a few zero-G acrobats, and miniature clowns. BD’s ever present suspicious mind latches onto one thing when the advance team for Galactic Carnival arrives to begin preparations for a weeklong visit. The ringmaster looks familiar, but the man swears that he has never been to Canoples Station before. Even worse, children five and under are disappearing. A bit of investigating on BD’s part clues him in to the fact this has happened on every station Galactic Carnival has visited so far. He’s determined to uncover the true identity of the ringmaster and solve the mystery of the missing children, but at what cost. Is BD willing to lose his lifelong friends to solve this case? Will they prove Jenna Rock, Wade’s girlfriend, isn’t involved?
About K.C. Sprayberry
Born and raised in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her characters and coming up with innovative tales from the South and beyond.
She’s a multi-genre author who comes up with ideas from the strangest sources. Those who know her best will tell you that nothing is safe or sacred when she is observing real life. In fact, she considers any situation she witnesses as fair game when plotting a new story.
Sure the space pirates were trouble, but we conquered them. Erin Markus and her splifters gave us a few heart-thumping moments, but all of them are now in custody. Even the trial between those incidents wasn’t really hard. This… this situation unfolding in front of us promises to be the toughest problem we’ve ever faced so far, and I refuse to ignore it, despite my buds urging me to back off.
“That’s Dr. Janos Markus,” I say. “Look at him. Not the weird makeup. Not the freaky hair. Look at the structure of his face.” I stare space bolts at Carl. “Check out the shape and color of his eyes.” My gaze lands on Terry. “You can’t tell me that man isn’t related to Erin Markus.”
Both of them turn their heads toward our quarry. Their expressions indicate they’re doing as I asked. Carl looks doubtful, shaking his head several times and muttering that it might be true, although he isn’t sure. Terry appears bored, almost half asleep, yet the tension in his muscles indicates he’s catching on to what I’ve pointed out.
“You may be right,” Terry says quietly. “But we need real proof. We need to compare his likeness to one of Dr. Markus. We need actual images of Space Dodger to prove this man is an imposter.” He faces me. “BD, we can’t just leap to conclusions. Not anymore. We promised Chief Pelham that we would go by the rules.”
There it is again. That whole rule thing. Like that has worked for us in the past. I snort in disgust.
Interview with the Author
What book for you has been the easiest to write? The hardest? The most fun?
The Canoples Investigations series has been the easiest to write. Once I have the plot for each story settled, it all comes together and can be finished in about four to five marathon sessions.
The hardest? I’d have to say a short story I just finished, Two Hearts One Soul. The characters were alive in my head. Their story was there, but bringing it all together took a monumental effort.
The most fun are the Ghosties books. Ah, I see you were thinking I’d say the Canoples Investigations books, but Hailey and her group in the Ghosties stories are silly but dedicated. Their adventures make people laugh. I have a lot of fun writing those.
Which comes first, the story, the characters or the setting? What are the elements of a great book for you?
The characters always come first. They decide what the story will be and were it will be set. The fine points often come later, but those characters are always in control of the story.
What is the hardest part of writing/the easiest for you?
Figuring out which story to work on when they’re all screaming for attention. I can’t do a bit here and a bit there. Once I start on a story, I have to follow it through to the end. That can be very frustrating when characters are yelling “Me, me, me” while I’m trying to move through a difficult plot point in another story.
Interview with BD Bradford
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
That Dads are supposed to care about their kids. Most do, I’m not knocking them. But there are some who only think about themselves. They don’t care what happens to their families or how everyone has to live with their bad choices, just that they’re going to have fun and take what they want.
On what occasions do you lie?
I don’t lie… well, not much and only when it’s necessary to get the job done. But I always get caught, so I work really hard at not lying.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Pluto gas—glances in all directions—man, don’t let my mom know I said that. It’s a swear word and I will be in huge, major, the biggest trouble in the galaxy if she ever knows I said that word. Yeah, by intergalactic law, I’m an adult, but have you ever told your mom that?
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