Interview with Sarah from Murder on the Interstate by Jean Henry Mead

Author: Sarah, why is it that you and Dana are always stumbling over bodies?

Sarah: They don’t’ call us murder magnets for nothing.

Author: It’s a pretty gruesome hobby, don’t you think?

Sarah: And expensive. Dana wrecked two motorhomes and two Hummers since the series started.

Author: Why two Hummers?

Sarah: You should know. You wrote the plot.

Author: I don’t plan plots in advance. I just sit down and type as fast as I can to keep up with you two. And you get into some of the darndest situations.”

Sarah: I was sound asleep when Dana stopped the motorhome along 1-40 in northern Arizona when that Mercedes convertible went off the road. I didn’t tell her to stop.

Author: I know. You stayed in the motorhome when the trucker,” Big Ruby” McCurdy stopped to help. Why didn’t you go with them to investigate?

Sarah: It was pouring down rain.

Author: You’re not the wicked witch of the West. You wouldn’t have melted.

Sarah: Somebody had to stay in the motorhome when the killer shot out the tires.”

Author: Why?

Sarah: So I could report what the killer looks like. You’re a mystery writer. You should know that.

Author: You’re getting awfully snippy in your old age, Sarah.

Sarah: Looks who’s talking. You’re not exactly  a spring chicken yourself.

Author: I think I’d rather speak to your friend Dana.

Sarah: She’s recuperating from that whiplash she suffered when the killer’s truck hit the back of our Escalade. She’s not too happy with you right now.

Author: All in a day’s work. The Logan & Cafferty mystery/suspense series would be awfully boring if I allowed you two widows to sit around knitting.

Sarah: What have you got planned for us in your next murder mystery?

Author: I guess we’ll all have to wait to find out.


Jean Henry Mead is a mystery/suspense and western historical novelist. She’s also an award-winning photojournalist. She began her writing career as a California news reporter, editor, photographer and later served as editor of In Wyoming Magazine and two small presses. She has freelanced for other publications, both domestically and abroad, among them the Denver Post’s Empire Magazine. Her first book was published in 1982. She’s since published fourteen novels and nonfiction books.


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Posted on May 20, 2011, in Character Interview. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks for hosting Sarah’s visit today. She’s a great character.


    May 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Contest details!

    The author’s virtual book tour takes place from May 2-May 27. Three copies of Murder on the Interstate will be given away and one of the winners (from a drawing of blog visitors leaving comments) will be a character in her next book. The tour schedule is posted at:

  2. Thanks for hosting Sarah and me at your great site.

  3. I really enjoyed ready about Sarah she is quite a gal keep us posted

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