Complementing my daily blog interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the one hundred and forty-seventh, is of murder mystery author Kelly Marshall.
Kelly Marshall spent thirty years as a radio announcer. She now devotes herself to her two great passions, raising her grandson, Dawson and writing. Kelly Marshall lives in the Pacific Northwest and is working on her next novel, Millstone, a sequel to her recently published book, The Love Songs Murders.
And now from the author herself:
I always thought I would communicate in the world as a writer. As a child I was a voracious reader, and knew someday I would pen a great novel. It was my calling. But life sometimes takes left turns and I went to broadcasting school instead of a four-year college. The technical college was much cheaper. Besides, I wanted to be the next Barbara Walters and make a million a year. Well that didn’t happen, not yet, anyway. But I did spend thirty years having fun, spinning records, interviewing people, doing love song dedications. I had a ball until…
Congress passed a law in 1996 allowing broadcast corporations to own multiple radio stations in one market. Well, the gobbling began and soon behemoths like Clear Channel ate up radio stations like locusts in a wheat field. And radio announcers like me were axed on bloody Fridays with surgical precision. Well, pooh. Here I was over fifty and working for a small radio station for chump change. Something had to give. I left radio, went to work for the US Federal Government, and in my private hours, began doing what I really loved doing. Writing.
My first book, Other Victims, was a cathartic tale that killed off an ex-husband. It was an initial effort and is molding somewhere in my garage, where it belongs.
My second book, Phoenix is a story of one woman’s survival after Iran rains nuclear terror down on the United States. Written over twelve years ago, the book is relevant now more than ever.
My third book, The Love Songs Murders, is a delicious, sexy murder mystery. Two cops, one male, one female, fall in love with Jasmine James, a sultry, self-absorbed radio star who hosts a love songs dedication show. The bi-sexual announcer captivates both homicide detectives. It’s their job to find out who is murdering Jasmine’s listeners. The big question is, who gets the girl? Here’s a YouTube trailer about The Love Songs Murders: http://youtu.be/rkLjcPpMEjo.
You can find more about Kelly and her writing via…
- Her website: http://kellymarshallbooks.com (which includes links to order her books).
- You can contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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