Donna it is a pleasure to be interviewing you. Congrats on winning the BRAG Medallion. Please tell me about your book, The Grave Blogger.
The pleasure is truly mine! Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak with you and your readers. Winning the BRAG Medallion was a thrill that I'll never forget.
The Grave Blogger story centers around Raya, a freelance writer and blogger who researches cold cases for true crime websites. During her research, she stumbles upon a 20-year-old case dubbed the "Bayou Family Slaughter" case. The newspaper account of this horrific crime immediately causes a psychological reaction in Raya, with disturbing sights and sounds reverberating through her mind. Though they feel very real, Raya is unsure if these are memories or hallucinations. Determined to uncover the truth, she heads to the scene of the original crime - the small South Louisiana town of St. Felicity - to investigate the Bayou Family Slaughter case.
When she arrives, Raya gets help from Nick Simoneaux, a young St. Felicity detective who has reopened the old case, but is Nick hiding family secrets from Raya? Raya is uncertain if there is anyone in St. Felicity she can trust. Is the murderer still living in St. Felicity or nearby in the mysterious but scenic bayous?
As Raya reveals St. Felicity's secrets, she unravels the mysteries of her own past, and discovers that hidden secrets often lead to danger - to herself and to those she loves.
The premise for your story is intriguing. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Is there a particular reason why you chose South Louisiana for the setting of your story?
Where there any challenges in writing, The Grave Blogger?
What is your next book project?
Will you self-publish again?
What is your favorite genre to read?
What are you currently reading?
I just started reading "The Exiled Element" by John L. Betcher. I've only read 6% so far (according to my Kindle), but I'm already enjoying it. I especially like the main character, Beth. She has spunk and wit to complement her brains and skills.
How did you discover indieBRAG?
What is your favorite quote?
Donna D. Fontenot is a blogger, novelist and web geek. Born and raised in South Lousiana, she grew up in a typical Cajun family that cherished good food, good football, and good fun. Her technical skills led her to a career in web development, but over time, the creative side weaved its way into her life, leading to work that encompassed online marketing, blogging, and now...writing suspense novels. You can find out more about her at DonnaFontenot.com or browse her book's website at www.TheGraveBlogger.com .
A message from BRAG:
We are delighted that Stephanie has chosen to interview Donna Fontenot who is the author of, The Grave Blogger, one of our medallion honorees at www.bragmedallion.com. To be awarded a B.R.A.G. MedallionTM, a book must receive unanimous approval by a group of our readers. It is a daunting hurdle and it serves to reaffirm that a book such as The Grave Blogger merits the investment of a reader’s time and money.