27 January 2012

Friday Five with Stacy Verdick Case

Fridays may be murder for many of us, but for today's guest on Friday Frive...Three...One... it's just another day in front of the computer. Stacy Verdick Case is here to talk about herself, her underwear and her new book, A Grand Murder
Five Fun Facts:
  1. Favorite word: Integrity--it applies to so many aspects of life
  2. First thing you do in the morning: Make coffee--without it, I'm not human
  3. Favorite song to dance to: Telephone by Lady Gaga and Beyonce--can't resist it
  4. What constitutes a crime against nature: Skinny jeans
  5. Favorite destination: Home--cheesy but true. No matter where I go, I can't wait to get home.
  1. What book is on your nightstand? Web Thinking by Dr. Linda Seger. I've read it before but it's worth reading more than once.
  2. What would your mother say about today's underwear choice? She wouldn't say a thing.
  3. What scares you most? Spiders and zombies are equal in my scary world.

Using these four words, write a sentence: Mummy. Lights. Cold. Rain. 

"The lights sparked out from the cold rain, obscuring my view of the mummy."

Feel free to give us a teaser about your new book and information where to find you online.
You can find me at:
  • www.StacyVerdickCase.com, 
  • sostacythought.wordpress.com
  • twitter @SVerdickCase.
A Grand Murder is the first book in Catherine O’Brien mystery series. Catherine is a St. Paul, MN homicide detective, who has a monster coffee habit, frequent bad hair days, and an irreverent outlook on life. She is partnered with Louise Montgomery who is her exact opposite in every way.

Here’s a little something to tease you with: 

Once again, we were in attendance at Stanley and Forster. After all the time we’d spent here in the last couple days, I was as comfortable in this office as I was in my own. 
Even the ghost—pallid receptionist began to warm up a little. She greeted us with a smile.
"Who do you need this time?”
“Philip Carter,” I said.
“You got it.” 
She punched some keys, and then said into her headset. “Mr. Carter, the cops are here for you.”
By how fast the call ended, Philip Carter didn’t seem particularly surprised to hear that there were police waiting to see him. I think I might have asked what they wanted.
“Have a seat,” she said. “He’ll be down to see you in just a minute.”
“No problem.” 
She retrieved a tube of lipstick from her purse and made fish faces in a compact mirror as she applied the diva—pink lipstick. Part of me wanted to know how much she got paid.
The waiting room was full of people who were now watching Louise and me like we’d just dropped our pants and peed on the floor.  Cops are nobody’s friends until you need one.

Friday Five...Three...One... is an opportunity for guest bloggers to share a bit about themselves in a fun format of Five Facts, Three Questions and One Sentence. If you'd like to be a guest on Friday Five, Three, One drop me an email.


Keena Kincaid said...

Thanks for visiting today, Stacy. Tell us a bit about Catherine. She seems interesting.

Paula @lkg4sweetspot said...

Coffee, me too!! But I think my crime against nature would lean more towards tapered jeans or parachute pants...lol. Fun list!

Stacy Verdick Case said...

Thanks for having me Keena! Paula, yes I think tapered jeans and parachute pants also make the list but I wish skinny jeans would go away.

Unknown said...

Stacy--this is a good interview--short, sweet, funny, informative, and memorable. Just right. We only have two things in common--coffee first thing in the morning, and don't get in my way...and, home, my favorite place to be.
The others things--Lady Gaga? I'm still on Elvis and the Beatles.

Maggie Toussaint said...

I enjoyed this Friday Five very much, Keena. Murder's my bag too!

Nice character insights during the excerpt. You got my attention and made me smile.

Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Great interview and great excerpt!

Stacy Verdick Case said...

Good point Celia! I still love Elvis and the Beatles but my daughter loves GaGa and when you hear it over and over you get caught!

Maggie thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you like the excerpt! And I'm glad I could make you smile. ;-)

Tess - thank you for commenting! I'm glad you liked it too!

Best wishes ~ Stacy

Mona Risk said...

I left a comment, but it's not here, or will appear later.

Keena Kincaid said...

It should post immediately, but blogger has been as buggy as a July night on the bayou lately.

Ally Broadfield said...

What a fun interview! Your book sounds fabulous. Best of luck with it.

Stacy Verdick Case said...

Mona, I'm sorry you comment didn't post but I'm glad you stopped by! If you have a question you want answered I'm happy to oblige just jump over to my site.

Ally, thank you for the best wishes! I'm glad you liked the interview.

Stephanie Burkhart said...

Coffee and Lady Gaga. Can't go wrong with that. Cool excerpt. I'm a sucker for a good romantic suspense.