Mystery author Dana
Ford joins me today to talk about her newest C.McCauley Case Files novel: Case File Phantom.
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has enjoyed writing stories since she can remember. She has penned several books
and has found a new love in writing mystery fiction. Her favorite hobbies
besides writing is watching old movies, volunteering in her community, and
spending precious moments with her family.
Welcome, Dana. Please share a little bit
about your current release.
ever seeing her husband again since he disappeared over a year ago. On a
Saturday afternoon, she thought she saw him at a play; on stage at the Oaksdale
Playhouse. But, Georgia didn’t have the courage to find out if it was really
him. Constance McCauley was empathetic to Georgia’s faint of heart and decided
to offer her investigation services to find the true identity of this
mysterious man. Would Constance be able to track down Georgia’s estranged
husband? If he was found, why had he been missing for over a year? As Constance
pursued this case with a combination of faith and persistence, she witnessed
the power of forgiveness unfold before her eyes. What inspired you
to write this book?
plots within the C. McCauley Case Files. I knew I wanted to write these novels,
and finally put pen to paper and published the first of this series.
Excerpt from Case File Phantom:
It was beautiful inside. The space quaint, low lighting, enough ambience to
make a lucrative business deal or extend a marriage proposal. Thanks to Troy
making reservations, we were seated right away in a cozy booth for two. Sean
placed a marketing folder on the table next to his place setting. “I’m looking
forward to talking about what we can do for your company.” He said. His eyes
were naturally a darker brown in this low lighting. I smiled, thankful for the
distraction of the waiter.
for some wine?” The waiter asked pleasantly.
thank you.” I replied.
of your best red wine.” Sean responded.
services or did he just focus on one aspect of what we do, like print
did not tell you the whole truth about Alex and I.”
through your company.” The waiter returned with Sean’s glass of wine and sparkling
water for me. We both ordered their chef’s special pasta with a salad.
for a moment.
services do you have?” I asked. I actually did want to know.
were included in the marketing folder that he had brought. He pitched ways to
expose my business from print advertising, to social media strategies. “Are you
interested in pursuing any of these marketing approaches?” He asked, knowing
that he was one of the best salesmen on the Brown & Edwards sales team.
placed on our table, I also considered the marketing services that Sean had
presented. “Let me think about it.” I responded.
exactly are you thinking about?” He returned like a true salesman.
What exciting story are you working on
is introduced in the last chapter of Case
When did you first consider yourself a
school. My best friend and I would have sleepovers and write short stories
through the night. Her reaction to my writing encouraged me to become a
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
also have a day job.
What would you say is your interesting
I like to write while listening to classical music.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?