The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives Go on Tour
Jack Gets His Man
by D.E. Haggerty
Jack’s life is awesome. His store is making money hand over fist and his best friend has found love. So what if he’s feeling a bit restless and put out about his upcoming birthday and his ex is being a pain in his fabulous behind? That’s nothing he can’t handle. But then his smoking hot new bookkeeper discovers things at the store aren’t actually as they seem. Someone is playing fast and loose with the finances. Jack’s bestie and his gal pals, the gray-haired knitting detectives, jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. When they aren’t re-enacting scenes from spy thrillers, they’re setting Jack up on dates and generally insinuating themselves into his love life. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.
Would your characters in Jack Gets His Man want to hang with you?
I’m a big city girl (Hello Istanbul!) but if I could force myself to live in a small town somewhere in Oklahoma, I would totally be besties with Jack and Izzy. I’d drive Noel absolutely nuts but he’d put up with me because Izzy and I would be tight and he would do anything in the world to make that woman happy! Of course I would totally enable the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives and they’d love me for it.
What’s your favorite part about the writing process?
Oh – I absolutely, totally and completely love to research. I’m a geek like that. Oh and I adore that feeling when you finish writing a chapter and it actually doesn’t look half bad. I also don’t mind editing because I like reading through what I’ve written and realizing that it’s not complete and utter rubbish. Maybe I should just answer what I don’t like about the writing process?
What’s the most amusing thing that happened to you while writing Jack Gets His Man?
I was researching cross-dressing clothes as Jack owns a cross-dressing store and I stumbled upon a website with hot men in very revealing costumes. I thought it was hilarious and was telling all my friends about it. Now my friends think I have a fetish for play acting and the revealing costumes that goes with it. Oops.
Have you ever written something you absolutely hate?
Hate is such a strong word, can I say regret instead? The first book I published, Unforeseen Consequences, was most definitely not ready to be published. After I realized this (because obviously I didn’t think this when I published it), I decided to make it free. And it’s the bestselling of my books! Sometimes I think I should just remove it from digital bookshelves but on the other hand I want exposure as well. Ugh! Choices, choices.
How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?
Names are important to me but in some books more than others. In Buried Appearances, a historical fiction novel, it was important that the names were proper for the time and culture. For Jack Gets His Man I wanted names that evoke hot men. A popular magazine had published an article about the 10 hottest male names and bingo!
Do you write naked?
I do have a habit of running from the shower, naked and dripping wet, when an idea pops into my head so that I can write it down before I forget. When I finally figured out how to conclude Buried Appearances, I was in the shower. I ran to my husband and then explained the whole plot to him while I was standing there dripping wet and trying not to be too animated as my towel kept on slipping.
Who should play Jack in the movie version of Jack Gets His Man?
Oooh, can I say Jude Law even though his hair is the wrong color? The rest works well, like really, really well.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. I’m leaning towards somewhere I can learn to surf even though the hubby thinks that’s a less than sound way to decide where to live. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my sixth book.
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