Author Interview & Book Giveaway: For the Birds by Aaron Paul Lazar

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Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. The author of LeGarde Mysteries, Moore Mysteries, and Tall Pines Mysteries enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming Twilight Times Books releases, FOR THE BIRDS(NOV 2011), ESSENTIALLY YOURS (2012), TERROR COMES KNOCKING (2011), FOR KEEPS (2012), DON’T LET THE WIND CATCH YOU (2012), and the author’s preferred editions of DOUBLE FORTÉ and UPSTAGED (2012).

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I’d go back in time to live as a member of the Iroquois tribe near Geneseo, NY. Either a Seneca or related tribe. I’d like to tend the orchards and fields, and ride my big beautiful pinto horse into the sunset. ;o)

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
My fellow author cohosts (and former hosts) for – Marta Stephens, Sonya Bateman, Kim Smith, Ron Adams, and Dean Koontz! We could talk writing all night long…

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? 
Assuming things, not people, and assuming I’d be able to eat and drink without worry (LOL, important things!), I’d want a good pillow, blanket, and a Kindle with a zillion books on it and a limitless battery!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Black cherry

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
A toasted whole grain English muffin with peanut butter! Yum. ;o)

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
You’ll fall in love with the characters, who will inspire you in ways you never imagined. ;o)

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Yes, I’m working on my sixteenth book, the third in the Tall Pines Mysteries series. I hope to keep going until I reach 100 books, God willing!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Wherever my daughters and grandchildren are… otherwise, in Speculator, NY, on the Sacandaga River!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? 
A cowboy. ;o)

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? 
Oh yes, especially in Gus LeGarde and Sam Moore, but definitely not in Marcella Hollister! LOL.

Hidden talent?
Soup maker.

Favorite Food? 
Honey-crisp apples

Favorite Candy? 
Jordan Almond

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy? 
I’d pay off my daughters’ school loans!

What do you do in your free time? 
Write, read, garden, cook, hike, take photos.

What is your guilty pleasure? 
Watching Midsomer Murders from my DVD collection.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? 
Laurie R. King

For the Birds

No one could accuse Marcella Hollister’s family of being normal. Her gorgeous Native American husband, Quinn, has a compulsive cleaning problem – which works for her, since she gets a pass on housework. Her mother, who insists on being called Thelma, loves picking on Quinn. And then there’s Ruby. Sometimes Marcella isn’t sure who Quinn loves more, his wife or his prized parakeet. Fortunately she loves the bird as much as her dust-busting husband.

While mourning the death of her stepfather, Raoul, Marcella and family head for the prestigious Adirondack National Bird Show for a much-needed vacation and with hopes that Ruby will win the coveted “best new color” class. But when Thelma trips and falls into a hotel pool with Ruby, dragging a line of twinkling lights with her, plans change. Electricity zaps through the water. Thelma and Ruby barely survive the ordeal, and a bizarre psychic link forms between them.

Eccentric bird psychic, Earl Tiramisu, starts to pester Marcella, and things get weird when he asks too many questions about her stepfather and his past. When Thelma is kidnapped from her hospital bed, the FBI shows up faster than expected, asking questions about Thelma’s recent inheritance from Raoul, implying that it may be linked to the Green Valley Bank heist – the largest unsolved robbery in U.S. history.

Through mountains, rivers, and across the rugged Adirondack park landscape, a brutal scenario evolves, where the good guys aren’t what they seem, and only Ruby’s newly acquired “Thelma-vision” provides hope for survival.

Giveaway Details:
2 winners will each receive a copy of For the Birds
Open to US & Canada
Ends 12/11/12

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