I'm excited Linda and thank you, what a wonderful opportunity for a reader.
Let me start with asking you to tell us a little about yourself.
I teach “A Family Legacy Workshop” at libraries and help people to write their family’s and ancestors’ stories. I have been to 17 states and taught over 450 workshops. I believe it’s very important to teach our children their heritage. I am happily married and the mother of six daughters. As for writing, I’ve written historical sweet romances, mystery/adventures, cozy mysteries, and a children’s book.
Tell the readers about the Amelia Moore Detective Series.
The Amelia Moore Detective Series is a cozy mystery but is not a “who-done-it” mystery. Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her business partner, the agency is flourishing.
Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico, but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can’t find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell’s brother and sister who intend to close down “Uncle Dell’s Orphanage.” If that happens, where will the children go?
I was so touched when I found out that many people help out in the orphanages in Mexico. In my research, I discovered there are many homeless children roaming the streets of Mexico. A few churches have created orphanages but they are not the only ones helping out. There are older couples that have opened their homes to the homeless as well, creating a smaller orphanage. These people are trying to make a difference in the world by taking the children off the streets and giving them love.
I learned that many young people volunteer at these orphanages from all around the world. They not only help with the work, but they take care of the children. There are also work missions where someone can volunteer to help build and paint buildings for these orphanages. This is wonderful. What kind of a world would we be if we didn’t care about others?
Is there a message in this novel that you want readers to grasp?
I want people to remember that life is all about helping others less fortunate than us. We should help one another whenever possible. It can be as simple as listening to them talk and pouring out their hearts to us or just helping them with food and clothes. When I saw those sweet innocent faces of the children in the orphanages, I wanted to reach out and help. I hoped they were receiving the love they needed.
Do you have a blog?
Yes, I do. I have two blogs. One is called A Family Friendly Blog and I interview authors who write family friendly books that are G-rated. All romances on my blog are clean. You can check it out at http://lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com.
My other blog is called Linda Weaver Clarke, Author of Sweet Romance and Mystery. At this blog I have written short articles about my books and I tell what inspired a certain story, etc. You can find it at http://lindaweaverclarke.wordpress.com
Where can readers find you and your novels?
My website is http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com.
You can read sample chapters at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/samplechapters.html.
My books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and can be ordered by any bookstore. All my books are available as e-books, also. My website has a link to buy my books at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/purchasebook.html.
Thanks Linda, for sharing your wonderful books with us.