Murderous Matrimony by Joyce and Jim Lavene‏

Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling paranormal mystery fiction as themselves and J.J. Cook. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.

In less than two short weeks, Jessie Morton will marry Chase Manhattan at the Renaissance Faire Village and Marketplace. But so much can go wrong in that short time. A man is murdered in Jessie's new Arts and Crafts Museum and her assistant is being scrutinized for the deed. Chase's brother and parents have arrived and are still against their marriage. Wanda's ghost is busy making Jessie's life miserable. The Ren Faire wedding of her dreams may never take place. Can she talk Chase into eloping before it's too late?

Q) What inspired you to write this story?
We both love Renaissance fairs and festivals. We look forward to them every year. We thought the mystery, and paranormal elements went well with the setting. Jessie and her friends took on a life of their own once we started writing!

Q) How long did it take you to write?
Once we actually sat down at the computer, about three months. It takes about a year before that to get all the ideas and characters in line to write it.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
The rough draft. Telling the story from beginning to end and discovering everything about it.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Revisions and editing. It takes all the fun out of it.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
The king and Queen of England. Why not?

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
The oldest thing is a jar of pickled herring. It’s about a year old. It was a gift. It seems rude to throw it away.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
More fun. More mystery. More spooky stuff!

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