Tuesday, April 11, 2017


I'm so excited to be a stop on the 
book tour for 
Kathi Daley
and her new book
Book 7 in the TJ Jensen Paradise Lake Mysteries

Tj Jensen and her family head to Turtle Cove Resort for summer vacation, but their plans for rest and relaxation are thwarted when they find a dead treasure hunter in the attic of the resort’s main house. Initially vowing not to get involved, Tj quickly changes her tune when the Gull Island deputy on the case closes it after a bare bones investigation. All evidence points to foul play, and Tj’s determined to uncover what the deputy wants to keep hidden. With the help of her best friend and a chatty parrot, Tj digs up a centuries old legend, a hidden map, and secrets buried deeper than a pirate’s treasure. 

An Interview With Kathi Daley

LKBR:  Thank you for being here today!

KD: Thank you so much for having me. I’m excited to be here today.

LKBR: When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

KD: Honestly, not until shortly before I became an author after my husband and I sold our business and I was looking for something to occupy my time. I was around 55 at the time so a bit of a late starter.

LKBR: What was your inspiration for this series? Where did the name come from?

KD: The inspiration for my Paradise Lake series came from my own home in Lake Tahoe. The area where I live is truly spectacular and I wanted to share the beauty and wildlife with my readers.

LKBR: Do you ever get writer’s block? If you do, how do you work through it?

KD: Not really. I have momentary lapses in concentration where the next scene doesn’t immediately come to me but I usually just take a walk and then get back to work.

LKBR: Do you have a favorite place to do your writing?

KD: It depends on the season. In the summer I like to write outside but in the winter I usually write at my kitchen counter.

LKBR: What is your writing schedule like? Do you write a certain number of hours a day, or go by word count?

KD: It varies. I write a book about every three weeks and it takes me about two weeks to write a book so sometimes I write every day and then take a break between books and other times I take time off during the process so that I might write for a couple days then take a day off.

LKBR: What is the hardest part of writing? What is the easiest part?

KD: The hardest part is having sooo many ideas and having to make choices as to which project I will work on next. The easiest part is taking a passive role and letting my characters tell the story they seem to want to tell.

LKBR: Do you have plans for a new series?

KD: I have a new series launching in May which is a mystery series set at a writers retreat located on a fictional island off the South Carolina Coast. I am also a working on a romantic suspense series and another mystery series set in Alaska.

LKBR: What book are you reading?

KD: Actually, as I write this, I am getting ready to head to Hawaii for a research trip so I’m not reading anything. I just downloaded about 20 books on my Kindle for the trip however. The last book I read was one of the books from Julie Moffett’s Lexi Carmichael series. I love Lexi.

LKBR: Thank you so much for letting us get to know you better!

KD: Thank you for having me. 



One lucky winner will an eBook copy of


Winners will be contacted after April 12 
at the end of the tour

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

This is the last day of the tour, so this giveaway is available for today only until midnight EST.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa! Happy Tuesday, to you.

  2. Love ❤️ Kathi's work, got my e-copy and I'm looking forward to reading it!!! Thanks for the awesome review and interview Lisa!!!

  3. Love Kathi am delighted she is so prolific.

  4. Thanks for the interview. And the giveaway

  5. Thanks Lisa. Love your Blog! Fan of Kathi's books.

  6. Thanks for sharing your interview with us.

  7. I love Kathi's work too and it's always fun to read an author interview and get to know them a little better.

  8. Thanks for the interview, the book sounds interesting.

  9. Great interview & giveaway.Thank you for the interview.
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