What secret have you discovered in a book that surprised you? Have you ever read one, or written one, that you thought should have stayed secret? And what questions do you have for M. P. Cooley? Ask away.
Sherry: We are so happy to welcome Martha Cooley today. Happy Book Birthday, Martha. I was lucky enough to get a copy of Ice Shear at Left Coast Crime. It’s a wonderful book.
If I had my way, my books would consist of nothing but backstory. There’s nothing I enjoy more than writing long explanations about whether characters preferred to ride the yellow duck or the white rabbit at the playground, why they have an aversion to peanut butter, what those five years of college were like and why they had six different majors, and that time they watched five seasons of The Wire in slightly under two weeks. Needless to say, this sort of description would result in a plot that would bore readers to tears. But there…
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