This is a new one for me. I’ve never participated in PitchWars before, and to be honest, I’m still a little on the fence about it. I can’t remember the last time I participated in a bloghop, but I figure it can’t hurt, and it lets me get to know some other writers. That part is always fun.
Some Quick Facts:
My name is Andrea. I write crime fiction. My stories are always character forward, and even when aiming for a cozy-style mystery, I end up with something that stirs some deep emotions.
My characters have strong personalities, and are unflinching in their flaws. I strive to make my victims real people, and want my readers to feel an ache at their loss.
I live in Western Canada with my partner and two children. I love tea, rainstorms, warm sweaters, and plaid blankets.
Some Favourite Books:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, of course. The Talisman and Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub. The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Anything Sherlock Holmes — on that note, Mycroft Holmes and Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse were both fantastic books. Anything Agatha Christie. And anything Charles De Lint.
My PitchWars Project:
I am in an awkward spot at the moment since I have one finished project and am putting the finishing touches on a second, but the only one that has been edited to my satisfaction is titled The Incident at Palmer Road.
TIPR is a thriller that follows the story of a self-destructive alcoholic playboy who is implicated in the murder of his ex girlfriend. If Tony Stark were British, not a genius, and just generally wasting his life, you would have Andrew Morten. When he wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a hospital with a two day hole in his memory, and the police tearing apart his life, he has to grow up fast and finally face the demons he’s been trying to drown for decades.