Friday, December 14, 2012

Five on Friday - Carla Buckley

We're back with Five on Friday. I was going a little crazy preparing to take a trip last week and just didn't fit in the post. I'm sorry. And thank you to everyone who inquired about it. It really warms my heart that you all enjoy the little peeks into the crime writer's lives.

And since I have been traveling, I don't have much in the way of housekeeping today, so let's get right to it.

My guest today is an author who spooked the bejesus out of me with her debut novel, THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE.  This week Carla Buckley released her second novel, INVISIBLE, which also deals with a scenario that could happen to us all. You'll be hearing more about INVISIBLE here in the near future.

I had the pleasure of moderating a panel with Carla at this past Bouchercon, so I know she's a fun, smart, creative woman. I look forward to her future writing endeavors and in the mean time, I look forward to sharing her Five on Friday with you today. Carla, take it away....

Carla says her rescue dog's joy for live reminds her to try and be grateful for the small things.

1. I consider my brother a hero because he decided at the age of forty to chance everything to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. He was the oldest in his class but he persevered, and he’s now a sergeant with the Montgomery County Police in Maryland. I also deeply admire him because despite the challenges of being a single parent, he’s committed to being the best father he can be to his son. He never falters on this front, and it’s a joy to see.

2. The last book I recommended to someone was DARE ME by Megan Abbott. This, I think, is Abbott’s finest work—gorgeously written, page-turning psychological suspense about a group of high school girls gone bad.

3. Five songs on my iPod/music player right now are SOME NIGHTS by Fun, HO HEY by The Lumineers, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Talking Heads, THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD by Nirvana, I WILL WAIT by Mumford & Sons

 4. My biggest pet peeve is (and I hate to admit this) is when someone phones me and opens the conversation by asking, “So, what’s up?” This always stops me. Aren’t they the ones calling me?

And finally....

The #1 item on my bucket list right now is to go deep-sea fishing. 

Now I'm curious to know if a future book is going to deal with deep-sea fishing! I hope you've enjoyed today's Five on Friday and I hope you have a great weekend full of great reads. 


Jenn's Bookshelves December 17, 2012 at 2:40 PM  

Her dog is adorable, reminds me of my rescue dog, Jack.

As always, great post, Jen!

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