IFs, ANDs, OR WHATs INTERVIEW WITH AMY METZ
If you could step back into a moment or day in time, where would you go?
I would go back to when my sons were little. Maybe to a picnic we took or one of the times we cuddled and read books under the big tree in our backyard or reading at bedtime or . . . anytime of their childhood, really. Those were the best times.
If you could be anything besides a writer, what would it be?
I’d love to be a travel photographer. I love photography, but I’m an amateur. It would be wonderful to be able to travel and take pictures all day. Getting paid for it would be beyond wonderful.
If you could choose a fictional town to live in what would it be and from what book?
I would pick Goose Pimple Junction. I’ve lived there for so long in my head, I think it would be great to actually be there strolling the sidewalks, eating at Slick & Junebug’s Diner, going to Louetta’s bookstore, shopping at the small grocery, getting to know the townsfolk . . .
If you could live anywhere in the world, where in the world would it be?
If I could, I would live in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Berkshires is a gorgeous area, and I am in love with the town of Stockbridge. It’s a small town that reminds me a lot of Goose Pimple Junction.
5 favorite foods:
In a Utopian world:
• fried green tomatoes
• peach milkshakes
In the real world:
5 things you always put in your books:
• someone with the name “Lou” as a nod to my hometown (Louisville)
• Southern food
• a little bit of romance. Everybody needs a book boyfriend.
5 favorite places you’ve been:
• Stockbridge, Massachusetts (and the whole Berkshires area)
• Kennebunkport, Maine
• Asheville, North Carolina
• Point Clear, Alabama
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 words that describe you:
• Netflix & needlepoint
• addicted to sugar
5 favorite things to do:
• spend time with my family
• go to the movies (but no horror or sad movies)
• travel (bonus: travel with my family)
• go to orchestra concerts (bonus: ones that my son plays in)
What’s your all-time favorite movie?
It would probably be O Brother, Where Art Thou? Followed closely by Princess Bride, Pride & Prejudice, and My Cousin Vinny.
What’s your all-time favorite author?
It’s gotta be Robert B. Parker. I love his Spenser series, his Jesse Stone series, and his Sunny Randall series.
What’s your all-time favorite city?
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, which also has my all-time favorite library.
What’s your favorite television show or series?
Justified. I’ve watched the entire series three times and will watch it again. The writing and acting in that series is the best.
What do you collect?
Too much stuff. I’m sentimental and tend to not want to throw things away. But in the collectible category, I collect heart-shaped things—I constantly look for heart rocks—and just about anything else heart-shaped will catch my attention. Some of my favorite things are the heart-shaped gifts my kids have given me. I also collect decorative pumpkins (well, really, anything Halloween related), snowmen, and Santas. Oh, and antique flow blue dishes. And books.
What are you working on now?
I’m starting to get ideas for GPJ book 6, although I’m trying to decide whether or not to continue the series. I think I’m going to dust off the thriller I started several years ago about a serial killer who disguises himself as old and infirm to lure his victims. It will be a challenge to weave humor into that story!
About The Author
Liars & Lunatics In Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz
Book 5: Goose Pimple Junction Mystery Series
Publisher: Southern Ink Press, Blue Productions
Publication Date: Paperback - September 1, 2019 / eBook - September 19, 2019
Format: Paperback - 244 pages
Kindle - 382 KB
Genre: Cozy Mystery / Southern Fiction
Buy The Book:
Buy The Series: Goose Pimple Junction Mystery Series
Book 1: Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction
Book 2: Heroes & Hooligans In Goose Pimple Junction
Book 3: Short & Tall Tales In Goose Pimple Junction
Book 4: Rogues & Rascals In Goose Pimple Junction
Book 5: Liars & Lunatics In Goose Pimple Junction
Wynona Baxter is back, and she’s a new woman. Now Daisy has a new identity, new life, and new business–ironically named Killer Cupcakes. But the town soon finds out that isn’t the only kind of killer in town. Book five of the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series combines political hijinks, delicious cupcakes, Goose Juice moonshine, the ups and downs of finding true love, and, of course, murder.
It is said that “It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what.” Lying in politics, lying for personal and professional gain, lying about an identity . . . What are the folks of Goose Pimple Junction willing to lie for . . . and what are they willing to die for?
My Book Review:
Welcome back to Goose Pimple Junction, Tennessee!
In Liars & Lunatics In Goose Pimple Junction, the fifth book in The Goose Pimple Junction Mystery Series, author Amy Metz transports the readers back to Goose Pimple Junction, Tennessee, for the upcoming mayoral election and other crazy mayhem and adventures that the townsfolks encounter.
It's election time in Goose Pimple Junction, and the townsfolks are preparing to vote for the town's mayor. Longtime mayor Buck Lyle has a challenger when shifty Knoxville attorney Virgil Pepper comes to town and stakes his claim on the mayor's position. But that's not all Virgil is up to, he's a lying, no good philanderer who has been dating Caledonia Culpepper, along with every other women in town! Then there is Virgil's backdoor deal to try and steal author Jackson Wright's property to develop a lakeside resort, is there anything that this scoundrel won't do? And if that isn't enough excitement, how about ex-hitwoman Wynona Baxter coming back to town under the new alias of Daisy Baxter, owner of Killer Cupcakes! Then add in a dash of murder to the mayhem via ethanol poisoned Goose Juice (illegal moonshine), and the pot really gets stirred up in this small southern picturesque town.
Author Amy Metz weaves an intriguing southern cozy murder mystery tale told in the third person narrative that immediately draws the reader in with its quirky humor and fast-paced action. This captivating tale has enough twists and turns that will leave your head spinning! Rich in detail and vivid descriptions, the story takes place in Goose Pimple Junction, Tennessee, a picturesque southern town with a lot of heart and charm. The description of the town and surrounding area was wonderful, there's nothing better than down home country charm and living. I loved how the author masterfully interwove the various townsfolk's trials and tribulations into a suspenseful and riveting story with enough laugh-out-loud moments that will keep you in stitches as you turn the pages. It is so much fun following along with the townsfolks' southern charm, quirky "goosepimpleisms," and humorous Southern quotes at the start of every chapter. You can't help but get caught up in the drama and mayhem that ensues, but that's how it is when you live in Goose Pimple Junction!
The author has created a wonderful series that has a cast of characters with some pretty funny names/nicknames, and who are quirky and lovable, their southern charm, crazy antics, hysterical local dialect and dialogue will keep you in stitches. The reader is transported to the lovely southern town of Goose Pimple Junction, Tennessee, where the friendly townsfolk welcome you with open arms and sweet tea! I really enjoyed all of the characters, and how the story unfolds with a wonderful balance of comedy, drama, and suspense that easily kept me guessing, and left me wanting more.
Liars & Lunatics In Goose Pimple Junction is a riveting southern cozy murder mystery that will engage you to join in the crazy adventures and trials and tribulations that occur, while providing you with a dose of good ol' southern charm and humor. So pull up a rocking chair and set down for a spell with some sweet tea while the townsfolk of Goose Pimple Junction tell y'all their story!
Liars & Lunatics In Goose Pimple Junction is the fifth book in the Goose Pimple Junction Mystery Series.
RATING: 5 STARS