Monday, 13 October 2014

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz: Interview + Giveaway

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction 
by Amy Metz

Kindle Edition, 320 pages 
Published September 6th 2014 by Southern Ink Press 

Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction is a humorous southern mystery that will keep you laughing and guessing until the very end.

Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction thinking she’s moved to a quiet little burg. Curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder, and suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.

A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery, which Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.
Amazon Best seller lists:

Top 100 in Books & Kindle Women Sleuths
Top 100 in Books & Kindle Mystery
Top 100 in Author ranking Books & Kindle Mystery

Review summary:
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon from 125 reviews
"The author has created a cast of characters that are quirky and lovable. Their southern charm, crazy antics and hysterical dialogue will keep you in stitches."
--Kathleen Anderson, Jersey Girls Book Reviews

"This book will soon be a favorite for all southerners. Very rarely do you find an author who can respectively capture the essence of the south and that quaint southern charm, but Amy Metz has done just that."--Jennifer, of Southern Belle

"Enticed by a mystery, riveted to the swoon-worthy romance and tickled by the “countrified” life, I was thoroughly entertained on all levels."--Carmen Pacheo, The Reading Cafe


Amy Metz is the mother of two sons and is a former first grade teacher. When not actively engaged in writing or enjoying her family, Amy can usually be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in her hands. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky and can be found at

Twitter: @authoramymetz
Facebook: Metz


Q & A with Author Amy Metz 

Can you tell us a little bit about your main characters?  
Absolutely. Tess Tremaine is a new citizen of Goose Pimple Junction. She’s moved to town intent on starting over after a divorce. She’s sworn off men, so she tries to fight her attraction to the eligible bachelor, Jackson Wright. But that’s hard to do, because he’s intent on helping her solve a seventy-five-year-old murder.

Jackson Wright is an extremely eligible bachelor, a local celebrity, and the owner of a very charismatic basset hound named Ezzie. In addition to helping Tess investigate the cold case murder, he serves as her interpreter for Southern speak. He’s good looking, intelligent, and he could charm the dew off a honeysuckle.

I’ve had readers tell me they considered the town as one of the main characters. That makes me happy because I think to know Goose Pimple Junction is to love Goose Pimple Junction. The wacky characters and the funny Southern speak that most people in town use in their daily speech, and the comradery that the characters have with one another is what I think—and hope—is what makes the town seem like one of the characters.

How long have you been writing, and when did you first consider yourself an author?
I’ve been writing since 2009. I guess I considered myself an author when I got an email from a reader thanking me for writing the book because it got her through a very tough night in the hospital while she was waiting with her sick husband.

What is the best advice you have been given?
After you finish writing a book, shelve it for at least a few months. Then go back fresh and rewrite and edit.

  As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A mom. That’s truly all I ever wanted to be. I am blessed with two sons and have had my dream job. This author gig came about as they were growing up and leaving the house. Now it’s my new dream. I only hope it turns out as well as my first.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
That is a hard question! There are so many places I would love to visit again. But there are also a lot of new places I’d like to see. At this moment, the one place that pops into my mind in answer to this question is The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport Maine. Sitting on the hotel’s veranda and watching the ocean is heavenly. But I’d be willing to try out a new spot to sit and watch the ocean. J

If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
That’s easy—I’d choose telepathy and be a mind reader. Hey, that might actually be a good idea for a book…I also think teleportation would be cool. Then I could visit my son in college without the four-hour round-trip drive time. He might not think it’s so cool, though.

Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
My favorite is hardback, although I read more paperbacks because they’re less expensive. But I have to add one more form to your list: audiobooks. I "read” way too many of them because I listen/read when I’m in the car or doing things around the house. I love audiobooks.

What book are you reading now?
Right now I’m reading Hard Stop by Chris Knopf (audiobook), Gold Diggers, Gamblers and Guns by Ellen Mansoor Collier (Kindle) and She Flew The Coop by Michael Lee West (paperback).

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  1. Thank you all so much for hosting me today. Your questions were challenging, but I enjoyed the interview very much.

  2. Loved your first GPJ novel and can't wait to read the sequel--congrats! E