Six Silly Things That Inspired White Light



Emma never dreamed of being a super-sleuth. In her mind, she’s more Scooby Doo than Nancy Drew and when her nosy neighbor, Mrs. Perkins, drags her to an anniversary party to solve a mystery, she rolls her eyes, buys a box of chocolates and hops in the car.

What’s a party without an attack on its host—or more accurately on the host’s grandson, sparking an allergic reaction and moving the party to the hospital waiting room. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect. Emma and Mrs. Perkins, along with Great Aunt Alice (a spirit with boundary issues who keeps stepping into Emma’s body like a new dress and playing matchmaker), dive into an investigation that almost gets Emma killed along with the man they are trying to protect. With so many reasons to kill him and so much to be gained if he died, Emma and Mrs. Perkins must unravel the tenuous ties that point to every member of his family as potential killers.

Even if it means going back to the psych ward, Emma will protect her friend and this innocent man. What good is freedom if it’s haunted with guilt?

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Six Silly Things That Inspired White Light

  1. Love of the paranormal – I’ve always loved the idea of ghosts or spirits and the thought that they hang around and watch over us. How frustrating it must be to see but not be seen or feel but not be felt. Well, not by everyone at least.
  2. Exploring the younger/older woman dynamic – I watched the Gilmore Girls and loved it! I found the three women drove each other mad, brought out the worst and the best in each other.
  3. Getting to tell off a cop – There is a moment in the story where I face one of my greatest fears, facing a bully of a cop. One character takes him on and puts him in his place. Ah, that felt so good.
  4. Revealing my imaginary small town – I moved when I was eighteen and didn’t come back to stay until my fifties. Somewhere between when I left and when I got back the place had changed. No surprise, but I still tried to capture it, coming out somewhere in the middle.
  5. Making a puzzle – I almost shouted, “Challenge Accepted!” when I decided to try writing a cozy mystery. Could I hide the clues? Could I reveal the mystery at a good pace? I guess, I’ll find out when the reviews come in.
  6. Sharing my weird sense of humor – You may notice some humor in the work. *swallows* Or at least I hope you do.

What inspires you? Anything that you’d care to share.

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About the Author:

Anna Simpson lives near the Canadian-US border with her family. Even though she’s lived in several places in British Columbia, her free spirit wasn’t able to settle down until she moved back to her hometown.

She is easy to find though, if you know the magic word — emaginette. Do an internet search using it and you’ll see what I mean. :-)


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Blog Tour Dates and Stops

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Blog Tour Schedule

Dec 28th
Megan Morgan   Read about what draws Anna to the fantasy world.

Dec 29th
Sharon Gerdes  Interview with Anna

Dec 30th
ChemistKen   Fabulous Five Lessons I Learned at the School of Hard Knocks –

Elizabeth Arroyo  Deciding to take writing seriously

Jan 1st
Nick Wilford  White Light Cover Reveal

Jan 4th
L. Diane Wolfe  When It Comes To Marketing, Where Should We Start?

Jan 6th
Lynda R. Young  On not giving up

Jan 7th
Michelle Athy  10 Challenges of writing

Jan 8th
Stephany Faris  Anna’s Writing process

Jan 11th
Lidy Wilks  Why Do I Write

Jan 13th
Sherry Fundin  Giveaway & Review

Jan 15th
Juneta  Six Silly Things That Inspired White Light

Jan 16th
S. Katherine Anthony  Guest Post: Fabulous Five Writing Tips by Anna Simpson

Jan 18th
VR Barkowski  Blog Tour: Anna Simpson & WHITE LIGHT

Jan 19th
JQ Rose  Small Town Living by Anna Simpson

Jan 20th
Erika Beebe  Tips for New Writers, Author Anna Simpson’s New Murder Mystery White Light, and a Giveaway

Jan 21st
Lori L. MacLaughlin Top Ten Reasons to Admire Old Crones and Older Fogeys

Jan 22nd
Mary Aalgaard  White Light, Character interview

Chrys Fey  Emma and Mrs. Perkins Character Interview / White Light by Anna Simpson

Jan 23rd
Laura Thomas   White Light by Anna Simpson ~New Release and Cozy Review

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