Character Interview – With Pippin Lane Hawthorn
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself--both something we learn from [the story] and something that readers might not guess?
The things I’d like to share are related. In Murder in Devil’s Cove, you learn that I have never been a big reader, yet my family’s gift of bibliomancy literally centers around books. Readers might not guess that Grey (my twin brother), on the other hand, is a huge reader. He gravitates toward SciFi and nonfiction. We grew up not being allowed to be around books. Grey and I both tried to sneak books into our rooms to read. He got better and better at reading, but it was so hard for me that I gave up.
2) How did you first meet your writer?
I first met Melissa when she was in Colorado visiting her daughter, Sophia. Sophia’s roommate, Kati, has the middle name of Pippin. Melissa loved the name, but more than that, she loved that Kati’s parents gave her this middle name because of their love of Tolkien. That inspired Melissa to create Leo Hawthorn, a diehard Tolkien fan, and from there, I was born.
Hmm, I don’t want to say too much because I want good storylines in my next books. No death scenes for me! Of course, I’m the main character, so she can’t really kick me off, can she?
Seriously, though, I like her. She’s pretty laidback, she really gets me, and I’m pretty excited that I’m going to get to learn how to read better, and I get to really use my gift of bibliomancy.
I’m curious about Jamie McAdams, too, and his daughters, Heidi and Mathilda. ;)
4) Why do you think that your life has ended up being in a book?
That’s an interesting question. I think that bibliomancy is not understood or even known about. It was new to me. Being able to share this gift—or curse, depending on how you look at it—through the Book Magic books is pretty cool. The stories within the stories need to be told.
5) Who's your favorite character? Why?
I must say that I’m so curious about Hattie Juniper Pickle. Just her name makes me smile, and once you meet her, you’ll see why she’s an awesome neighbor.
6) Who's your least favorite character? Why?
I can’t reveal that to you right now, because doing so would ruin the story Melissa has woven. I’ll leave it at: the person who killed my father.
7) What's next for you?
We’ll be doing a grand opening/open house for Sea Captain’s Inn soon. Great and I are finishing up the small details of the renovation, then I’ll start planning for the event. After that, a well-known archeologist will be staying as one of the Inn’s first guests. I hope you’ll stop by the grand opening!
About Murder In Devil's Cove
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series
Publisher: Lake House Press (September 22, 2020)
Number of Pages: Approx 300
Digital ASIN: B088J48JY8
Two best-selling authors, one magical universe.
In the Book Magic Mystery Series, best-selling authors Melissa Bourbon and Wendy Lyn Watson bring you the story of cousins Pippin Lane Hawthorne and Cora Lane. The cousins live on opposite coasts (Pippin in Devil’s Cove, North Carolina, and Cora in Laurel Point, Oregon), but they share the family gift of bibliomancy: the ability to foresee the future and unravel the past with the help of the books we love. Join Pippin and Cora as they use their otherworldly power to solve mysteries in their respective worlds.
__________________________________________Every book tells two stories—one written on the pages with pen and ink, and one woven into the paper, a story of the soul. The Lane women have the gift of bibliomancy. They can read both.
But Cassie Lane doesn’t see this as a gift. For her, it is a curse because the book magic comes with a price--the Lane women die young and the men are lost to the sea. As soon as she’s able, she leaves Laurel Point, Oregon, running from her past and her fate, ending up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There she meets Leo Hawthorne and lives a perfect life with him in an old Sea Captain’s house.
Perfect, that is, until an old book foretells the future, and the curse that has plagued the Lane women comes true for Cassie.
Twenty years later, Cassie and Leo's children, twins Pippin and Grey, are back in Devil's Cove. Long forgotten secrets surface and an old crime comes to light. Now Pippin must learn how to be a bibliomancer if she is to discover the truth about her father and continue his effort to stop the curse.
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
This book totally sucked me in as the story tells the past as well as the present. When the twins inherit the family house they had no clue what secrets that would expose as well as the family magic and curse to go along with it. Following along as it all plays out really brings the character terms to life with a subtle under layer at the same. Makes for a truly magical read for fans of cozies with a slight magical flair. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
About Melissa Bourbon
Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of nineteen mystery books, including the brand new collaborative Book Magic mysteries, the Lola Cruz Mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time. Melissa, a California native who has lived in Texas and Colorado, now calls the southeast home. She hikes, practices yoga, cooks, and is slowly but surely discovering all the great restaurants in the Carolinas. Since four of her five amazing kids are living their lives, scattered throughout the country, her dogs, Bean, the pug, Dobby, the chug, and Jasper, a cattle dog/lab keep her company while she writes. Melissa lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos, and their youngest son. She is beyond fortunate to be living the life of her dreams.
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