Today the Crime Sistahs welcome guest blogger Charlotte Morris!
Charlotte Morris is the Creative Director of CS Designs, a Northern California based Web Design Company. She is currently working on her first novel and with her remaining two and a half minutes of free time, she tries to enjoy life to its fullest.
Okay, here’s the skinny – I am an unapologetic mystery fan. There, I said it. Yes it’s true, and no, I am not ashamed of the way I have chosen to live my life. I know, I know, you are asking yourself – how did this happen to such an enchanting person (at least I hope that’s what you are saying). Anyway, the truth is my fondness for mysteries started at a very young age. And I suppose like all mystery fans the memory of my first experience (with a mystery book silly) is still fresh in my mind. It was with a lively fictional character named Encyclopedia Brown. And yes, even at the tender age of eight, the young Mr. Brown rocked my world. But alas my time with Encyclopedia was destined to end, and by no coincidence it was when I reached “the end” of his first book. Nonetheless I am happy to report that I rebounded nicely.
It is now ‘x’ number of years later, and you know what, I am still gaga about mysteries. What can I say? It’s a personal preference. Sort of like someone who prefers French fries instead of a baked potato. Now I am not knocking any other literary genres, or any baked potato fans for that matter, but I know what I like. But in case you were wondering, yes, I have occasionally strayed and purchased a sultry romance or (gasp) a little urban fiction too. However, outside of those rare moments of weakness, I have managed to remain true to my mysteries. I just adore all the intrigue, and the not knowing what’s going to happen from one minute to the next, and especially the thrill of trying to solve each mystery on my own. So in closing I want to say thank you Angela, Gammy, Pamela and Patricia for indulging fans like me who have got it bad because what you write is so-o-o-o good.
By Charlotte Morris