Interview with mystery author Dana Ford

Mystery author Dana
Ford
joins me today to talk about her newest C.McCauley Case Files novel: Case File Phantom.

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Bio:
Dana Ford
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.
In this mystery fiction novel, Georgia Richards lost hope of
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?

For the past 10-years I have been having dreams about the
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.

“Would you care
for some wine?” The waiter asked pleasantly.
“None for me,
thank you.” I replied.
“I’ll take a glass
of your best red wine.” Sean responded.
“Very good sir.”
Sean jumped right in. “Did Alex talk to you about all of our
services or did he just focus on one aspect of what we do, like print
advertising?”
“Well, I actually
did not tell you the whole truth about Alex and I.”
Sean perked up to
listen.
“I do own a private investigation firm, but I never met Alex
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.
“Oh.” Sean thought
for a moment.
“But, tell me. What
services do you have?” I asked. I actually did want to know.
Until dinner arrived, Sean presented all of the details that
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.
Taking a look over all of the amazing food that was just
placed on our table, I also considered the marketing services that Sean had
presented. “Let me think about it.” I responded.
“You had the same hesitation when we met the other day. What
exactly are you thinking about?” He returned like a true salesman.

What exciting story are you working on
next?

The next novel is another case file. The plot for this one
is introduced in the last chapter of Case
File Phantom
.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

I have been writing stories since I was in elementary
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
writer.

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?
I write for fun on my spare time, usually on the weekends. I
also have a day job.

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
I like to write while listening to classical music.

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
A newscaster. 



Links:
Website | Amazon


Thanks for being here
today, Dana. Happy writing!

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13 thoughts on “Interview with mystery author Dana Ford

  1. Bernie Wallace says:

    What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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