Day 14 of the Murder We Write Blog Tour and Margot Madison-Cross is my next victim, err interviewee. Margot is called to the California desert in LIES OF CONVENIENCE, BY M.M. Gornell. Margot, you live across the pond shall we say from me. You live on one side of Lake Michigan and I live on the other in Grand River, Michigan. You must love the changing seasons and weather shifts, which make me wonder how you came to be embroiled in a desert mystery. Can you tell me about it?
Are you kidding?
Margot: I seldom kid, Mr. Malone.
(Mitch clears his throat) I understand your niece is cute. Do you think she might like to visit a certain eligible bachelor and award winning journalist who lives near Lake Michigan?
Margot: Oh, dear, I seriously doubt that! She is a doctor you know, and now quite smitten I’m sure with the Newtown Police Chief. (Margot narrows her eyes) And, may I ask, what are your intentions toward my niece?
Hey, I didn’t mean to offend, but there aren’t a lot of eligible girls out there. Back to the questions. How do you spend your time in the Midwest? Hobbies, jobs?
What was your time like in the desert? Did you do some sightseeing? I’ve never been to the desert but am thinking about a trip to Vegas. What do you recommend?
Whoa! I get the picture. Care to share any of those family secrets? Could make an interesting feature article.
Well, thanks anyway, Margot, for the interview. Let me know the next time Camille comes to visit and I might take a ferry across the lake and maybe change her mind about that desert-rat Police Chief.
I’m beginning to like you, Mrs. Margot Madison-Cross. For more on Madeline and her books, check out her blog:
Madeline (M.M.) Gornell has three published mystery novels—PSWA awarding winning Uncle Si’s Secret (2008); Death of a Perfect Man (2009); Eric Hoffer Fiction finalist and Honorary Mention winner, the da Vinci Eye finalist, and Montaigne Medalist finalist Reticence of Ravens (2011); and PSWA award winner and Hollywood Book Festival Honorary Mention Lies of Convenience (2012). Both Reticence of Ravens and Lies of Convenience are both Route 66 mysteries. Madeline is also a potter with a fondness for stoneware and reduction firing. She lives with her husband and assorted canines in the Mojave Desert in a town on internationally revered Route 66.