Friday, May 25, 2018

Interview with Leeann Betts and #giveaway!!!!

Today we welcome Leeann Betts to my blog. Leeann is very graciously giving away one copy of Petty Cash in either paperback (USA only) or ebook to one commenter. Please include contact information. 

Leeann, glad to have you stop by. Tell us about the book: 

Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, is headed off for another mystery. Or two. Or three.

In Book 7, she and hubby Mike head to Cape Cod as emotional support for their daughter Denise and her dentist husband Don who finds himself in the middle of a potential practice dissolution. But when their host fails to make an appearance, and a tropical storm blows through the area, things are topsy-turvy.

Then when their host's body washes ashore, Don is suspected. After all, they'd had several arguments witnessed by a number of people., not to mention a sizeable partnership life insurance policy--with Don as sole beneficiary in the event Mo pre-deceases him.

Add into the mix a local ghostly legend that keeps appearing in a haunted lighthouse, a local fisherman with a costly secret, and a blossoming friendship between her grandkids and a local named Sammy, and Carly has her hands full.

Why do you write the kind of books you do? 

I love reading cozies and mysteries, so I love writing them, too. And I always want to write stories that prove our God is bigger than our past or our mistakes.

What is your current work in progress? 

My current work in progress is book 8 in the series, A Deadly Dissolution. Carly loses more than daylight when the total lunar eclipse and crime come to town. Can she figure out what’s going on before the suspect escapes?

What three things about you would surprise readers? 

I am a Canadian by birth and an American by choice; I once figure skated with a gold medal figure skater; and I met my husband on the internet.
What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading? 

There is something else in life J I enjoy knitting, and traveling, and research, and flowers. Not gardening, mind you. I like to enjoy the finished product.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it? 

I get really cranky if I have to stop in the middle of a scene, and I get really cranky if I don’t eat, and sometimes one gets in the way of the other. So, since nobody else can write the story, I ask hubby to cook dinner. He’s very accommodating.

Share your bio: Leeann Betts writes contemporary suspense, while her real-life persona, Donna Schlachter, pens historical suspense. She has released seven titles in her cozy mystery series, By the Numbers. In addition, Leeann has written a devotional for accountants, bookkeepers, and financial folk, Counting the Days, and with her real-life persona, Donna Schlachter, has published two books on writing, Nuggets of Writing Gold and More Nuggets of Writing Gold, a compilation of essays, articles, and exercises on the craft. She publishes a free quarterly newsletter that includes a book review and articles on writing and books of interest to readers and writers. You can subscribe at or follow Leeann at All books are available on in digital and print, and at in digital format.

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Marilyn R. said...

Nice interview with Leeann Betts. Petty Cash will be another great mystery to read. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity to win a copy of Petty Cash.

Leeann, what fun to skate with a gold medal figure skater. Nice your husband will be the chef for you while writing. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Great interview, I'm with you I get cranky when I don't eat on time. Your book sounds great. You are a new author to me. rose blackard (at) gmail ( dot) com

Leeann Betts said...

Thank you, Laura, for having me on your blog!

Leeann Betts said...

Thank you, friends, for commenting! Good luck with the giveaway. Blessings.

patsy glans said...

Great interview. I want to read the whole series.

lollipops said...

Entering for Patsy Glans.

Vivian Furbay said...

I would love to read this book to see what happens. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

Judith Smith said...

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Petty Cash". I'll have to go on Amazon to buy your other books, as I'm a first time reader too. I like reading books by different authors.

Leeann Betts said...

Thank you, Patsy. I hope you enjoy it!

Leeann Betts said...

Hi Vivian - Thank you for posting and good luck with the giveaway.

Leeann Betts said...

Thank you, Judith! I appreciate your comment. Have a blessed day.

lollipops said...

Congratulations, Vivian