Let’s Talk with Maggie Toussaint

Ripped from the headlines
By Maggie Toussaint

Oftentimes the TV news or newspaper stories of the violence in the world is frightening. Many of us are thankful that the really bad stuff happens elsewhere.

But what if it doesn’t?

The world is very connected today through ease of travel and communication. Geographical isolation is not the protective shield it once was.

As a mystery writer, I am drawn to solving puzzles and trying to understand motivations. Ideas from the media percolate in my head, and that’s how I came up with the overarching mystery in Dreamed It, my June 11 release from Camel Press.

I took an incident from the headlines and applied it to my fictional town of Marion, Georgia. The local cops there are used to run of the mill crimes and even paranormal crimes. Serial killers, not so much.

Since my Dreamwalker Series tends more toward cozy than mystery, I kept the forthcoming release focused on the aspects of identifying the killer. My sleuth Baxley Powell is challenged by a new aspect of her special talent, but her dreamwalking and highly developed intuition save the day.

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