It’s day 10 in the Mystery We Write Blog Tour. I must admit in the times of complete disclosure to have a soft spot for Marilyn Meredith or F.M. Meredith. She was one of the first to read my adventures and I’ve been forever grateful. However, I’m Mitch Malone, a crime beat reporter, and I do have to ask the tough questions. Luckily today, I’m interviewing Deputy Tempe Crabtree from Marilyn’s latest book, BEARS WITH US. Tempe lives and works in and around Bear Creek, a mountain community of the Southern Sierra. I thought it would be fun to learn more about
’s duties as a deputy in a remote area like the one she patrols. Tell me first, where exactly are Bear Creek and the Southern Sierras? Tempe
That gives me a better idea of where you’re located. It sounds like a beautiful place to live. Ever worry about earthquakes?
I know that you are often called on to assist the detective on many cases because you know the area and the people in Bear Creek much better than they do. I hear you are often called to help out with crimes on the reservation too because of your Indian heritage.
Tell me about your job. I cover crime in the big city of Grand River, Michigan. It must be different being a resident deputy in a mountain area than in law enforcement in larger cities.
Being an award-winning reporter I get around. I hear you’ve had quite a troublesome animal lately.
We have bears in Michigan but it is rare that you see them. Is that usual?
Don’t you have Animal Control or anything like that to help you out?
Sounds dangerous. What about your private life? Do you have time to have one?
I’m not big on marriage. Not the marrying kind. Sounds like an ideal marriage and I rarely see any of those.
Hmmm, my reporter extinct tells me I may be missing something here. Is there anything more you’d like to say about that?
Oh. I’m not much on religion. Makes me nervous, so let’s stop the interview there. Thank you for answering my questions, Tempe, and if people want to learn more about what happened with the bears they should read the book, BEARS WITH US.
About Bears With Us: Deputy Tempe Crabtree has her hands full when bears turn up in and around Bear Creek, a young teen commits suicide and his parents’ actions are suspicious, a prominent woman files a complaint against Tempe and her preacher husband Hutch, a love affair from long ago comes to light, and a woman suffering from dementia disappears. Purchase the book at http://mundania.com/book.php?title=Bears+With+Us/
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