In My Own Words
By Peg Cochran
For this blog I’ve interviewed myself! If you have any other questions for me, you can contact me through my web site www.pegcochran.com.
Plotter or Pantser?
A hybrid? Some plotting and some flying by the seat of my pants. I like to have the high points mapped out before I begin and sometimes I actually do a scene-by-scene storyboard…but not always! And virtually every time things change along the way—new ideas, new connections, a new body….
I don’t generally like music playing while I’m writing but while writing my Murder, She Reported series I enjoyed playing songs from the Big Band Era—Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman The music takes me back and puts me in the mood!
Drink of Choice?
Water while I’m writing. Wine later to celebrate getting my words done for the day.
When do you write?
I try to write every day so that I stay “in the story.” But that may change now that I’m retired! It’s only been a few weeks so I’m still finding my way and trying to nail down a schedule. I could spend the whole day at the computer, but I need to fit in exercise, walking the dog, cooking dinner and catching a TV show or two. And reading, of course!
Not really unless cooking counts. I enjoy cooking and planning meals. And of course reading.
One hubby, two daughters—one nearby and one in Chicago. Two stepchildren—one in Maine and one in North Carolina. And one precious granddaughter!
Murder, She Uncovered
(Murder, She Reported Series)
by Peg Cochran
About the Book
Murder, She Uncovered (Murder, She Reported Series)
2nd in Series
Alibi (May 28, 2019)
Print Length ~230 Pages
Digital ASIN: B07H1X2RT9
An intrepid 1930s Manhattan socialite uncovers deadly secrets during an assignment to the Hamptons in this riveting historical cozy mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen.
Westhampton, 1938. To the dismay of her well-to-do family, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is quickly establishing herself as a seasoned photographer over at the Daily Trumpet. Growing more confident in her decision to pursue a career, Elizabeth is thrilled when she and her reporter sidekick, Ralph Kaminsky, are sent to Long Island to cover the story of a young maid found dead in one of the glamourous summer homes in the devastating aftermath of the Great New England Hurricane—also known as the Long Island Express.
At first it’s assumed that the young woman was caught in the terrible storm, but when a suspicious wound is found on the side of her head, the police suspect murder. The maid’s death becomes even more tragic when it’s discovered she was pregnant, and with Elizabeth and Kaminsky at the scene of the crime, the Daily Trumpet scoops all the other papers in town.
The young woman’s boyfriend emerges as the likeliest suspect. But as Elizabeth follows the story, she begins to wonder whether someone in the household of the maid’s employers might be responsible—someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth about the baby’s paternity hidden. . . .
About the Author
Mystery writing lets Peg indulge her curiosity under the guise of “work” (aka research). As a kid, she read the entire set of children’s encyclopedias her parents gave her and has been known to read the dictionary. She put pen to paper at age seven when she wrote plays and forced her cousins to perform them at Christmas dinner. She switched to mysteries when she discovered the perfect hiding place for a body down the street from her house.
When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading, cooking, spoiling her granddaughter and checking her books’ stats on Amazon.
A former Jersey girl, Peg now resides in Michigan with her husband and Westhighland white terrier, Reg. She is the author of the Sweet Nothings Lingerie series (written as Meg London), the Gourmet De-Lite series, the Lucille series, the Cranberry Cove series, and the Farmer’s Daughter series.
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