I get asked this a lot when people find out I’m a writer and my answer is always the same: from life, movies, books, television, the headlines.
The Idea for the Butterfly Murders came from a local story where funeral directors were selling body parts and I thought, what if someone was killing people for their transplanted organs. Kind of like a modern-day Frankenstein.
As a little girl, I was fascinated by Frankenstein, Dracula, and LOVED Alfred Hitchcock. Movies like the Birds and Rosemary’s baby were some of my all time favorites. As I grew older, I began to examine the darker side of human nature. I wanted to understand why or what could push someone over the edge and cause them to do something criminal. So, when I started writing The Butterfly Murders, I spent a fair amount of time focusing on the antagonist and the motivating factors that led them to kill, but I had to be careful because at the end of the day, the book is still a romance. The murders bring the hero and heroine back together and forces them to deal with their past while chasing a serial killer. I love reunion stories!
This book is also the first book I set in the city I live in: Rochester, NY.
I recently entered it in Kindle Scout and it’s currently “Hot and Trending”.
You can read an excerpt and nominate it for publication here!