Let's Get To Know...Authors Ron Base & Prudence Emery
My mission is to get to know the person behind the book. To accomplish this, I ask a series of quick questions. Today’s mission is to get to know Ron Base and Prudence Emery. They’re the authors of Death at the Savoy: A Priscilla Tempest Mystery.
Prudence Emery has worked as the press and public relations officer at the prestigious Savoy Hotel, mingling with celebrities and politicians such as Canada’s past Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and actor Marlene Dietrich. She has worked on more than a hundred film productions and is the author of the bestselling memoir Nanaimo Girl.
Ron Base is a former newspaper and magazine journalist and movie critic. His works include twenty novels, two novellas and four nonfiction books. He has been published in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. He has written screenplays and worked with legendary filmmakers such as John Borman (Deliverance) and Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields).
And, if I may say...enjoy! These two are characters are an absolute delight!
I bet you're smiling right now. Oh boy, I could listen to Prudence and Ron stories all day. They are VERY entertaining. After speaking with them, it's obvious why Death at the Savoy is such a fun whodunit. I am a BIG Priscilla Tempest fan and can't wait for the next one.
Death at the Savoy : A Priscilla Tempest Mystery: Book 1 is available May 28. It is published by Douglas & McIntyre. Be sure to check out Ron's website, click here.
Picture this...It’s 1968. London is in full swing and the Savoy Hotel is at the height of its legendary glitz and glamour, welcoming the rich, famous and aristocratic into its rarified world of perfection. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are squabbling in the American Bar while Noël Coward drinks champagne. Royals wait upstairs in luxurious suites for discreet encounters. In short, all is as it should be at the Savoy.
If only it weren’t for the dead body in Room 705.
Suspicion falls upon Priscilla Tempest, the quick-witted Canadian head of the Savoy press office who has a penchant for champagne, the wrong sort of men—and trouble.
To find out how Priscilla gets herself out of this pickle, you're going to have to read the book! But in the interim, Prudence and Ron provide some insight into the inspiration behind this exciting new mystery series and how the the story came together.
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This week's feature author is Maureen Brownlee. Her latest book is Cambium Blue. It was published by Harbour Publishing.
But...before I speak with Maureen about Cambium Blue, let's get to know her. Maureen Brownlee is a former journalist, who has also worked as an outfitter cook, trail guide, bookkeeper and employment counsellor. And for a little more Maureen...watch her answer 10 quick questions.
Let's travel to British Columbia's interior. Cambium Blue is a homage to resource towns, independent women and local newspapers. Watch Maureen discuss how all her inspirations came together to form her novel, the characters and how being a journalist influenced her approach to writing Cambium Blue.