Let’s Talk with Maggie Toussaint

Guilt and more guilt
By Maggie Toussaint

Some days are full of coulda-beens and woulda-beens. You know what I’m talking about, those things we’ve done and those things which we’ve left undone. The stuff that makes us feel icky inside.

Yes, I’m talking about the worst kind of trip – a guilt trip. It can make your heart pound, make your palm sweat buckets, and make your stomach regret lunch.

happy-homicides-summertime webThose are the ordinary guilt trips. In “Turtle Tribbles,” a Lindsey & Ike romantic mystery novella, Lindsey feels an enormous amount of guilt because of something she said. She was just doing her job as a newspaper editor, but still. Someone died trying to get a story for her.

It’s enough to make a grown woman put her life in danger to get justice for her new friend.

Have you ever done something bold, daring, or out of character as a result of feelings of guilt? Share it and I’ll enter you into a drawing for Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime. It’contains “Turtle Tribbles” and many other fine novellas, including one by Deborah Sharp. Winner will be announced July 7.