Character Name: Alexandra Atwood
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself--both something we learn from [the story] and something that readers might not guess? I’m eleven-years-old and everybody calls me Alex. My dad was a newspaper reporter in New York, and because my mom was always super interested in becoming a big-time actress, he spent a lot of nights working at the computer with me on his knee. I was just a little kid then, but over time I learned some awesome things about finding the truth. I totally don’t know you well enough to be revealing my biggest secrets, but here’s a little one. My dad thinks that when I grow up I want to be a detective, but the truth is I’m thinking I might want to be mayor of Seaside Cove.
2) How did you first meet your writer? My writer was totally lost when we met. He was like, I have this idea for a bed-and-breakfast mystery, but I don’t know who the main characters should be. And I’m like, hey! I’m over here! Listen to me! And he’s like, duh, do I want a kid in the story? Seriously? Grownups can be so lame. He finally got it, but it was totally a lot more work on my part than it should have been.
3) Want to dish about him/her? My writer can be totally super critical. He’s like never happy with the story until it’s been through a gazillion edits. I know. Right? When my writer’s working on my dad’s chapters, me and my friend Sasha like to call our writer Mr. Picky Pants.
4) Why do you think that your life has ended up being in a book? For real? Because I’m so good at solving murders. My dad and the cops try, but they’re like so strict about the rules. I totally just go for the results.
5) Who's your favorite character? Why? Well, other than my dad, it would be Marquetta. She’s gonna be marrying my dad soon. It took me almost a year of matchmaking before I got them together, but with their wedding coming up, I’m sure she’s gonna be an awesome mom. Marquetta totally gets me and she’s always trying to help me be a better person, and that’s one of the reasons I love her so much.
6) Who's your least favorite character? Why? Oh, man, I’d say that would be the dead guy. Mostly ‘cause I caught him stealing artifacts from a sunken treasure ship and he chased me. I do feel kinda sorry for him ‘cause he got killed off, but that’s not my fault, blame it on my writer. He totally must have not liked the guy either ‘cause he killed him. Right?
7) What's next for you? I’ll be helping to plan my dad’s wedding to Marquetta. There’s a lot of work involved because Marquetta told me she doesn’t want a big wedding, but she does want a perfect one. I’m totally gonna do my best to make sure her wedding day is everything she ever wanted and more!
About Treasure Most Deadly
Seaside Cove amateur sleuths Rick and Alexandra Atwood are back!
Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast owner Rick Atwood is again called on to assist his friend, Chief of Police Adam Cunningham, with a murder investigation. The case seems straightforward enough. Clive Crabbe, who has a quick temper and a strong jealous streak, was found hunched over the victim after the man made advances toward Clive’s ex-wife.
A murder investigation is the last thing Rick wants right now. The B&B is booked solid. The town is inundated with tourists and news reporters chasing stories about treasure thieves. And Rick’s wedding to Marquetta Weiss is just weeks away. As if that wasn’t enough, Rick’s eleven-year-old daughter Alex is not only itching to help the cops solve another murder, but she’s forming an unhealthy friendship with a B&B guest.
As the murder investigation progresses, Rick realizes Alex’s new friend could be at the center of everything. The worst part is that Alex may be the one person capable of cracking the case.
About Terry Ambrose
Once upon a time, in a life he'd rather forget, Terry Ambrose, tracked down deadbeats for a living. He also hired big guys with tow trucks to steal cars-but only when negotiations failed. Those years of chasing deadbeats taught him many valuable life lessons such as-always keep your car in the garage. Today, Terry likes fast, funny mysteries and cool photography. He writes the Trouble in Paradise McKenna Mysteries and organized an anthology to benefit Read Aloud America. He fondly likens his efforts to those of a blind man herding cats.