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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Case File Phantom


Case File Phantom
by Dana Ford

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GENRE: Mystery Fiction

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BLURB:

In this mystery fiction novel, Georgia Richards lost hope of ever seeing her husband again since he disappeared over a year ago.  On a Saturday afternoon, she thought she saw him at a play; on stage at the Oaksdale Playhouse.  But, Georgia didn’t have the courage to find out if it was really him.  Constance McCauley was empathetic to Georgia’s faint of heart and decided to offer her investigation services to find the true identity of this mysterious man.  Would Constance be able to track down Georgia’s estranged husband?  If he was found, why had he been missing for over a year?  As Constance pursued this case with a combination of faith and persistence, she witnessed the power of forgiveness unfold before her eyes.

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EXCERPT:

Why weren’t there more lights backstage? I felt like a mouse in a maze.  It was difficult to tell if the hanging costumes were people or if the shadows were hanging costumes.  There he was!  “Excuse me sir!  Sir!”  He turned around and caught my eye. I managed to hold his gaze for a moment.  He was nervous, almost frightened.  His eyes a deep brown, he seemed to want to say something, but instead he fell into the low lighting and disappeared.  I picked up my pace to try and catch him.  “Wait!”  I briskly walked and then ran past racks and racks of costumes and odd set design items like furniture, tall plants, and a fake standing bear.

“Wait! Please, I want to talk to you!” The backstage door swung open and blinding light flooded me where I stood, and hindered my view.  He was gone.   I quickly looked to the left and then to the right and no one was there.  I looked to the left again and then began to run along the backside of the theatre.  I slowed down, because I realized that he was in fact gone.  Why would anyone run from a perfect stranger unless they had something to hide or something to lose? Turning around, I walked back towards the backstage door. I again waded through the racks of hanging costumes and walking shadows of actors and busy people.  Why would he run?  I found myself back in my seat.  

A Word From the Author

1.Did you always want to be an author?
When did you become interested in storytelling?
I have been writing stories since I was in elementary school. My best friend and I would have sleepovers and write short stories through the night.  Her reaction to my writing encouraged me to become a writer.

2. Besides yourself, who is your favorite author in the genre in which you write?
My favorite author is Nicholas Sparks and I would love to be able to write romance like he does!

3. What's the best part of being an author? The worse?
The best part is the freedom to create a world of realities on my terms.  The worst part is finding time to write.

4.  What projects are you working on now?

The next novel is another case file.  The plot for this one is introduced in the last chapter of Case File Phantom. 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Dana Ford has enjoyed writing stories since she can remember.  She has penned several books and has found a new love in writing mystery fiction.  Her favorite hobbies besides writing is watching old movies, volunteering in her community, and spending precious moments with her family.

cmccauleycasefiles.com
https://www.amazon.com/Case-File-Phantom-Dana-Ford/dp/1524573736


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Dana Ford will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Dana Ford said...

Thanks for hosting my online book tour!

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely intrigued!

--Trix

Nikolina said...

Judging by the excerpt, book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post - I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing :)

Dana Ford said...

☺️

Dana Ford said...

😊

Dana Ford said...

Thank you! 😊

Ally Swanson said...

I have really enjoyed following this tour and learning more about this book! Looking forward to checking this book out!