2 Aug 2016

Wedding Bell Blues by Caroline Fardig

Lizzie Hart’s crazy love life has been leading up this moment…when she finally gets to marry Blake Morgan. But with their luck, will they make it to ’til death do us part before the wedding even starts?
It’s June in the small town of Liberty, and that means it’s wedding season. Faster than you can say “I do,” the social height of the year turns deadly as a sadistic killer begins targeting couples on what should be their happiest day.
The terror begins as a groom keels over before he can get through his vows. The clever killer frames Bethany McCool, the dead groom’s ex, for the murder. Lizzie knows her friend Bethany is innocent, so she enlists the help of her fiancĂ©, Blake, and sets out to find the real killer. But as the mayhem intensifies, the duo realizes they’re going to have to partner up with the police this time instead of trying to do all the sleuthing on their own.
As if they don’t have enough to do, Lizzie and Blake’s big day is fast approaching, and neither of them can wait to tie the knot. Lizzie’s domineering mother has taken over the planning for the wedding, but even she can’t hold everything together as one by one the florist, the baker, and the caterer start pulling out over safety concerns. With the string of violence threatening to ruin their happily ever after, Lizzie and Blake must rush to find the killer before they become the next victims.
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Author Interview

Do dreams ever inspire your writing? What did you last dream about? 
Absolutely, but I have to get up and write it down quickly. I didn’t write down last night’s dreams, so I have no idea what they were about.

When did you first start writing? And when were you first published?
I started writing about six years ago. I self-published my first book in 2013 and got my first contract with Random House in 2015.

What is it about 'chick lit' that appeals to you the most? Do you read other genres? 

I love the light-heartedness and the romance. I’m not a serious person, so I’m not into overly dramatic, heart-wrenching reading. I also love procedural mysteries (Hoag, Cornwell, Connelly).

Can you tell us a little about your latest book?
Wedding Bell Blues is the fifth and final book of the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series. Lizzie and Blake have struggled through a lot, and it’s finally time for them to have their happily ever after. But of course a deranged killer has other plans…

What inspired you to write it?

I was going to end the series with Book 3, Bad Medicine, because of other commitments and general lack of time, but Lizzie kept calling to me, telling me her story wasn’t finished. So, I made the time.

Have you ever spotted anyone reading your books anywhere?
Maybe not in person, because most of my sales are ebooks, but I have had a lot of fans send pics of themselves reading my books on vacation.

Who designs your covers?

I do!

What's your favourite Chick Lit book that made it to the big screen? 

Definitely Bridget Jones’s Diary. Colin Firth AND Hugh Grant? Yes, please.

What were the last two books you read?
I’m reading Sense and Sensibility right now, and I just finished Tami Hoag’s Dust to Dust.

Name one female author who you think deserves to be better known.
Zanna Mackenzie. I love her books, especially her Amber Reed series, which I always call “the British Lizzie Hart.” Our writing styles and humor are similar, and Zanna is so kind—always willing to help out her fellow authors.

Where do you write?
In my office, which is in my home.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? And did you follow the dream?
I wanted to be a musician, which I also am. This writing thing came along much later, but it’s the only job I’ve ever truly loved.

In the movie of your life, who would play you?
Hmm…it would have to be someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously. Probably Amy Schumer. Although when I was in high school, I would have said Elizabeth Shue. I looked exactly like her when she was in Adventures in Babysitting.

Speed Round...
Top drink to make you tipsy? 
Sneaky Pete.
Shopaholic or shopadon't? ShopaNEVER. Hate it.
Sky high heels or closer to the ground? Closer to the ground.
E.L. James or Jilly Cooper?
Cry baby or tough cookie? 
Tough cookie.
Exotic beach or enchanted forest? Exotic beach.

Caroline Fardig is the author of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series. Fardig’s Bad Medicine was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by Suspense Magazine. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.
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  1. Thanks for having me on your blog, Suzy!

  2. Always a pleasure, Samantha!
    Caroline - it's great to have you here :)
    Suzy x


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