Thursday, April 1, 2021

A Day In The Life ~ Beverley Bateman

Today, I'm very happy to welcome to Finding The Write Words, Beverley Bateman! 

Beverley is sharing a look into her day, and she's giving us a peek at her book, Death Southern Style!

But first, let's get to know a bit about Beverley... 
Murder, mystery and romance fills award-winning, Canadian author, Beverley Bateman's life. She loves to plot, kill and hopefully baffle the reader. Her nursing and public health nursing background helps with some details, and administering a community care facility program had her investigating and directing investigations into irregularities and sometimes a death. She even has court experience. She began writing in her preteens and loved to write locked room mysteries. Reading Nancy Drew helped her figure out plots. Facing breast cancer she decided she needed to do what she’d always wanted and began to write. She completed her first romantic suspense novel and hasn’t stopped writing since. She recently moved and now lives among ranches and wheat fields in southern Alberta, with her husband and two Shiba Inu dogs.
1. What time does your day start?
I’m not a morning person, never have been. I don’t work outside the home. My ten-year-old rescue dog gets me up at 6 am to go out and pee. I go back to bed, so except for occasional appointments it’s about 9am.

2. Make the bed or leave for later?
Make the bed.

3. What’s for breakfast?
Orange juice, poached egg on melba toast and a fruit.

4. Day job or full-time writer?
Full-time writer.

5. What time is lunch and what are we having?
Lunch can be between 1 and 2 pm. We’ll be having a salad – tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, shrimp, lettuce and a fruit.

6. How do you spend your time between lunch and dinner?
Oh, that varies, depending on weather, day of the week, appointments, etc. I walk my dog, do email, blogs, shop, work in the garden.

7. What time is dinner and what are we having?
Dinner is usually around 6 – 6:30. As for what we’re having – it could be anything. There’s a protein and usually at least two veges, but it cold be chili, spaghetti, eggplant lasagna, chicken, fish, not a lot of red meat.

8. How do you spend your time after dinner?
I clean up, and then I write. I usually write for an hour or two.

9. Read or television before bed?
A little bit of both, depends on what’s on TV that night. I like British mysteries.

10. What time do the lights go out?
I’m a night owl, always trying to get to bed earlier but it’s usually around midnight.

Death Southern Style

Love and death in New Orleans. How to find love, a killer and survive amid, visions, voodoo, and a special dog. 

When Perrine Dupré dies under suspicious circumstances her daughter, Julie Ann Dupré, returns to New Orleans to find the truth about her mother’s death. She uncovers a family secret, hidden for years. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will the little dog who appears after her mother’s death help her? Is the sexy detective out to help her, or is he part of police corruption?

Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans, comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. His father may have died as part of that corruption. He meets Julie Ann, checks out her mother’s death and finds it was badly handled. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to find it for her.

Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And can their relationship survive?

Where can we find you and your book online?

1 comment:

  1. Welcome, Beverley. I'll be stopping by for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! lol! Your book is going on my reading list. Love the cover!