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A deliciously handsome demon! A Scooby Gang of misfit friends! My friends, this series is candy. Booke of the Hidden has its own websiteand you can preorder your copy right here. It comes out on Halloween.
Multi-talented as she is, Jeri put together her own Scooby gang and the team created a book trailer for Booke of the Hidden. We chat about the trailer, this new series and also about her Crispin Guest historical mystery series, her standalone historicals, and her lighthearted LGBT modern mysteries, the Skyler Foxe series, which she writes under the name Haley Walsh.
When does this woman sleep?
Jeri actually comes up with plots for new books in her sleep, as she mentions in the interview. I am officially jealous. Jeri gives a shout out to the historical fiction writers who sparked her passion for the genre, including Anya Seton and Thomas B.
Of course, the noir feel to the Crispin Guest series was influenced by Chandler and Hammett, masters of the genre. You can check out Jeri and keep tabs on all her releases a new Crispin Guest is out January 1st! Happy New Year to us! You can also find her on Facebook.
When Jeri Westerson combined her love of historical fiction with complex characters and tantalizing mysteries, her Medieval Noir Crispin Guest series was born. Not content to murder people in the middle ages, Jeri also writes a lighthearted LGBT mystery series, historical fiction and short stories, and is about to launch a new paranormal series with her latest novel, Booke of the Hidden.
Jeri, thank you for joining me. Well, thanks for having me. I want to talk about all your series and especially Booke of the Hidden, which I enjoyed so much. But first I want to talk about how you got started as a writer. I understand your family was very into history?
My parents were rabid Anglophiles. They just had all these great books on the bookshelves at home: So we would pull down the books from the shelves and there were all sorts of marvelous things, and I got into reading historical fiction quite early and read all kinds of things.
Anybody who likes historical fiction probably knows the name Anya Seton, Thomas B. Costain, so many other authors out there who became favorites of mine. So it was easy. We also had conversation at the dinner table about the monarchy of England, medieval history, so I probably know far more kings and queens of England than I know American presidents.
Well, you certainly put that to good use in the Crispin Guest series. Well, yes, I had a lot of that information in my pocket before I started writing, so it was easy to get going. You know, when you do write historicals, you do, you have to like history and you have to like researching.
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