I am thrilled to introduce my first Cozy Murder Mysteries interviewee(s), Jim and Joyce Lavene, authors of several murder mystery series - including a series centered on stock car racing, gardening and a pet psychic, among other things - for Murder Ink and Berkley Prime Crime.
Jim and Joyce, a long-time married couple who not only write together but seem to enjoy doing everything together, have this to say in their bio on their website:
(Jim and Joyce) ...currently write four mystery series and work for a small newspaper in Stanly County, North Carolina. When they aren't promoting their books, coming up with new ideas for books, or taking photos of sweet potatoes that look like guinea pigs and congressmen who look like sweet potatoes, they spend time with their family (3 children, 5 grandchildren) and their cat, Quincy who ‘helps’ them write.
They have been gracious enough to answer all my questions, and beginning Monday, I will host a three-part series on them and their books.
For now, visit them at: http://www.joyceandjimlavene.com/