Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Q & A with, Milda Harris, author of, Adventures in Funeral Crashing



Milda Harris, author of Adventures in Funeral Crashing, has been so gracious and kind enough to agree to be featured on the blog for a short Q & A. Below are some of the questions I asked her based on my reading experience of the book and what I was curious to know. Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

Q: Why did you decide to do this book as a mystery comedy instead of romantic comedy?

Milda HarrisAdventures in Funeral Crashing was originally written for the 3 Day Novel Contest. The mystery aspect was an idea I had because mysteries have so many twists and turns. Thus, it seemed like a good idea to add into a story I wanted to write very quickly. Besides, I needed something interesting to happen to Kait. A simple romance between her and Ethan didn't seem like enough. So, since Kait has experienced tragedy herself, I also thought a murder mystery might help her start to face her own issues.

Q: How did you come up with the topic of funeral crashing? 

Milda Harris: I actually started talking about professional mourners with my mother after a wake. My mother was mentioning how there are some old women who show up to all the funerals. That made my brain go: what if a teenager did that? Why would she? That sounds like a great idea for a story!

Q: Which character do you think left a lasting impression on the reader?

Milda Harris: I definitely think Kait leaves a lasting impression on the reader because she's different. She crashes funerals. That's weird and very memorable. Also, Kait doesn't feel like she fits in, which I think strikes a cord with many teenagers.

Q: What goal do you have as a writer? What do you want to be known for?

Milda Harris: As a writer I simply want people to enjoy my stories. I want them to finish my books and go: that was fun! Other than that, I'd like to be known for writing compelling mysteries and sweet romances.  

Q: What can we expect from you next?
Milda Harris: I'm working on a novella romantic mystery series starting with the book Killer Cupcakes. It's about a girl named Ava who just got a job at a cupcake shop on Hollywood Boulevard. On her first day her super handsome co-worker ropes her into investigating the murder mystery of a celebrity. After that, I'll be working on Funeral Crashing #5 which is going to be set in Paris.  

Thank you so much for the interview!!!!