I’m so excited to welcome Sparkle Abbey to my website and publish the interview I had with them on the upcoming release of Raiders of the Lost Bark on March 25th.
Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of mystery authors Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter. They’ve chosen to use Sparkle Abbey as their pen name on this series because they liked the idea of combining the names of their two rescue pets – Sparkle (ML’s cat) and Abbey (Anita’s dog). The authors co-write the bestselling Pampered Pets Mystery Series which focuses on the wacky world of precious pedigrees, pampered pooches, and secrets in posh Laguna Beach, California.
Here I go: Tell us about your next release?
Our newest release, Raiders of the Lost Bark, is the 8th book in our Pampered Pets mystery Series. It features amateur sleuth and Bow Wow Boutique owner, Mel Langston.
In Raiders of the Lost Bark Mel finds herself "Glamping Under the Stars" with a blackmailer, Orange County's hottest new gourmet pet chef, Addison Rae. But before Mel can put an end to Addison's strong-arming, the chef is found dead. Mel is just one of many suspects who had motive to snuff out the demanding chef. Was it Redmond, the angry sous chef who detested working for Addison? What about rival chef, Pepper Maddox? The glamping chef gig was hers until Addison blackmailed her way into the job. And then there's Asher, a charming fellow camper whose past relationship with Addison isn't the only secret he's guarding. Mel's not one to tuck tail and run, even when it looks like she may be the next victim.
Your titles are original and funny, and really capture the stories and characters. What was the inspiration for your next release?
The setting was inspired by an Orange County camping trip that Anita and her family took a number of years ago at the desolate Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park campground. It was mid-August, and at the beginning of the five year drought for California. When she came back from their vacation, Anita knew some day the sandstone canyons, parched wilderness, and mountain lions would be a great contrast for our over the top, pampered characters.
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