The BLUFF CITY MYSTERIES authors will be available to meet and greet and sign copies of our mystery anthology Saturday, February 28 from 11am to 1pm at Book Stop Plus. They are located at 2810 Bartlett Road in Bartlett. If you’re in the area, please stop by and say HI!
In the meantime, I’d like to introduce another of the BLUFF CITY MYSTERIES authors, Missy Royer. Melissa Royer, ‘Missy’ to her her legions of fans, is a working mother of three and grandmother of two. When she isn’t enjoying playtime with her family, or working for ‘the repo man’, she serves as President of Malice in Memphis and co-coordinator of Literary and Speculative Fiction programming for Mid-South Con, a local sci-fi /fantasy convention.
In Trivial Pursuit, Missy tells a shocking story that reveals that sometimes, knowledge about pop culture and trivia can be deadly!
A.S. Where does your story take place?
M.R. The story is set in the Pink Palace Museum, an award-winning medical exhibit, dioramas of Memphis from precolonial times, and historical artifacts showing the way people lived when Memphis was a bustling river town. The building was originally designed to be the dream home of wealthy entrepreneur Clarence Saunders.
A.S. What inspired you to write this story?
M.R. My main character is based on a friend that enjoys the Trivial circuit in the Memphis area.
A.S. What inspires you to write?
M.R. The love of reading.
A.S. What other genres have you written in?
M.R. Horror, Dark Urban Fantasy, and Poetry
A.S. Thank you for joining us today, Missy. What’s next for you?
M.R. I am currently working on a ghost story for our next anthology, and I have a horror novel that keeps demanding to be written.
A.S. Never let it be said that I am one to block progress . . . get back to work, girl! We can’t wait to read it.
Before we go, let’s take a sneak peek into TRIVIAL PURSUIT:
At that moment, Lloyd staggered in. He was still dressed in his lab gear-pale green scrubs with TGM Laboratories emblazoned on the front. Usually he was a meticulous dresser. He never dressed fancy, maybe slacks and a golf shirt, or a nice button up. Never had Greg seen him outside of home or office dressed like this. Greg went to him. “Hey, man, you okay? Where the heck is Mike?”
“He’s not coming, man. He’s dead.”
“What do you mean he’s not coming? Where…” Greg stopped. “Did you say dead?”
Finally lifting his head to meet the confused gaze of the man in front of him, Lloyd repeated, “Dead.” His words were barely a whisper, but Greg heard him loud and clear.
Lloyd’s neat-as-a-pin coif now looked like a rat’s nest, as though he’d been driving his hands through it. The front pocket on Lloyd’s scrubs was hanging open, one corner ripped from the shirt.
“What happened?” Ian asked.
“Was it a heart attack? Some kind of a wreck?” Mia whispered.
“They think he was maybe murdered,” Ian said. “At the Palace.”
BLUFF CITY MYSTERIES is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Dark Oak Press. You can also find paperback and hard cover copies locally at Book Stop Plus in Bartlett, South Main Book Juggler in downtown Memphis, and the Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum, also downtown. Check us out, you’d be supporting BLUFF CITY MYSTERIES as well as local businesses.
If you have any questions or comments for Missy, or any of the BLUFF CITY MYSTERIES authors, feel free to leave them below in the comment section.