Candace Havens stopped by the Tule blog to discuss the fifth book in her Ainsley McGregor series, A Case for the Cookie Baker!
This is the fifth book in your Ainsley McGregor series. Do you find it harder to write the first book in a series or the subsequent novels?
The only problem with the Ainsley books is there are so many fun characters and I want them all to be in every story. So whittling them down to who is most important for that book, is hard. I feel like I’m dissing my friends.
What has been your favorite part about writing stories set in Sweet River?
I love, love, love writing these books. These characters are real to me and I created a town where I would want to live––sans the murders.
In your Ainsley McGregor series, Ainsley owns the shop Bless Your Art. Have you ever dreamed of owning a shop like this? What would you sell?
I would love to have a shop like this. And I have thought about having a store like this that also sold books and coffee. Who would want to leave?
In honor of the title, A Case for the Cookie Baker, what’s your favorite type of cookie?
In honor of the title, A Case for the Cookie Baker, what’s your favorite type of cookie? I’m very good at eating cookies, not so great at baking them. I love ALL the cookies. But I’ve been a big fan of chocolate chip since childhood. I like them soft and gooey. Now I want cookies.
What are you currently reading?
Growing Boldly by Emily Ley. I love her organizers. They are the only thing that keeps me on track.
About the Author
Bestselling and award-winning author Candace Havens has had more than thirty novels published. She is one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities from George Clooney to Chris Pratt. She does film reviews on Hawkeye in the Morning on 96.3 KSCS.