As part of the Counterfeit Conspiracies book tour I’ve has the opportunity to interview the USA Today Bestselling author Ritter Ames so here we go with the interview.
- So before we start, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a full-time author of two mysteries series, the Bodies of Art Mysteries and the Organized Mysteries. I absolutely love to read all subjects and genres, though mysteries are my personal favorite. I also love gadgets and photography, and I put my marvelous white Labrashepherd in almost daily pictures—luckily, she’s a great sport about it all.
- What is the Counterfeit Conspiracies all about?
The Bodies of Art Series, which includes the book Counterfeit Conspiracies and Marked Masters, are about art recovery expert Laurel Beacham. This is a very fast paced mystery series set in Europe, with a lot of fun dialogue and fast action scenes and frequent plot twists. Laurel feels her premier mission is to make sure art stays public and stolen art is returned. Her ethics might be questioned by some, but what she does is always for the greater good.
- 3. Who are you’re favourite YA authors at the moment? Why?
Ally Carter. I loved her Heist Society series and the Gallagher Girls series.
- What are the main characters in the book like?
The characters in each of these YA series are a lot like my main character in Counterfeit Conspiracies. All are smart, intrepid, undaunted by challenges, and their friends are extremely important to them. And they aren’t afraid to strike out on their own when they’re told they should hang back in a situation.
- Why did you start writing?
About fifteen years ago as a full-time professional. But I’ve written steadily as long as I can remember and decided as a child I wanted to write for a career.
- Who inspires you, authors or otherwise?
I’m inspired by people who see obstacles as challenges instead of roadblocks, and people who think about society as a whole.
- If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one book with you, what would you take?
Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff or Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I wanted to add my thanks for letting me stop by here today on the blog tour for Counterfeit Conspiracies. I appreciate the chance to talk with you and your readers.
About the Book
Title: Counterfeit Conspiracies
Author: Ritter Ames
Genre: Mystery / Suspense
Laurel Beacham may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has long since lost it digging herself out of trouble. Her father gambled and womanized his way through the family fortune before skiing off an Alp, leaving her with more tarnish than trust fund. Quick wits and connections have gained her a reputation as one of the world’s premier art recovery experts. The police may catch the thief, but she reclaims the missing masterpieces.
The latest assignment, however, may be her undoing. Using every ounce of luck and larceny she possesses, Laurel must locate a priceless art icon and rescue a co-worker (and ex-lover) from a master criminal, all the while matching wits with a charming new nemesis. Unfortunately, he seems to know where the bodies are buried—and she prefers hers isn’t next.
About the Author
Ritter Ames is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Organized Mysteries series and the Bodies of Art Mysteries series. When she’s not writing or brainstorming new mysteries Ritter is usually trying to get her favorite yellow lab to stay out of the pond, or keep her grouchy black cat from trying to give the dog away on Freecycle. Ritter would love to live on a boat and write from far flung locations around the globe, but the dog would constantly have to be fished from the water, and her husband and cat would just complain endlessly about the dog’s smell, so staying on land seems to be the only good option to keep her sanity and not get sidetracked from writing.
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