Barely a Spark by Donna McNicol

barely a sparkBlurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review.

Police Sergeant Jim Sanders has been appointed the Acting Police Chief while his boss takes a vacation in Montana. Jim thinks two weeks will be a breeze, crime isn’t a big thing in the small town of Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Was it an accident? Maybe suicide? Or could it have been something more sinister. John Crocker was not a well liked man. He smoked too much, drank too much, and gambled too much. But even he had a family and they deserved to know the truth.
Small town Klondike, up the hill from Bradford, suddenly sees a spike in vandalism. Cabins ransacked, cars trashed – who is responsible? Summer tourist kids or someone more menacing?
Sometimes, two weeks can seem like a year…
[Book two in the Klondike Mystery Series]

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Special Guest Interview with Donna McNicol author of Not A Whisper

donnamcnicolThanks Donna for sending me a few questions.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear?

I think starting late in life helps here. I write because I enjoy it, not because I have any special expectations of what will come from my writing. If I have a bad review, I chat with other writers and read my good reviews. Not everyone will like everything they read.
I also try to participate in Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (#IWSG) on the first Wednesday of every month. It’s always good to read about other writer’s insecurities and have them comment on yours.

Have you always enjoyed writing?

My first memories of writing are using my little toy typewriter to create a neighborhood newspaper. I typed up each copy and sold them for ten cents. I was in 4th grade. So I guess you could say yes, I’ve always enjoyed writing.

What are you most proud of in your personal life?

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