Spotlight On: Jean Erhardt #ASOT2014

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Jean Erhardt


How did you get involved in the Authors Supporting Our Troops event?

I learned about this worthy effort from my writer pal, Shawn Chesser, who is the author of an amazing zombie apocalypse series.  I jumped at the chance to join in.


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

I write the Kim Claypoole mystery series.  The first book, Small Town Trouble, was released in 2013.  Book two (cover and title reveal soon!) is due out in May.

 Small Town Trouble

Quick description of it.

In Small Town Trouble, we get acquainted with Kim Claypoole’s irreverent and witty ways of dealing with the peculiar characters and events that she finds in her life.

Claypoole’s adventure begins as she leaves her home in the Smoky Mountains to help save her kooky mother Evelyn from financial disaster. Setting off to assist Evelyn (i.e., “the other Scarlett O’Hara”) with her newest personal crisis, Claypoole leaves in her wake her Gatlinburg doublewide, her restaurant, The Little Pigeon and her restaurant partner and sometimes best friend Mad Ted Weber as well as a budding secret love affair that’s hotter than an Eskimo in July.

Claypoole’s savior complex leads to more trouble when she bumps into an old flame in her hometown who asks for her help clearing her hapless brother of murder charges. In true Claypoole fashion, she gets more than she bargained for when she gets dragged into a complicated quest to find the true killer complete with topless tavern dancers, small town cops, a stream of backwater characters-even a meeting with the Grim Reaper.


Something unique about it.

How many funny lesbian amateur sleuths have you run into lately?


Links for people to buy it.


Your promo links.


Your short Bio.

Jean Erhardt, a former private investigator, lives and works in Portland, Oregon with her partner and two Cairn Terriers, Hollis and Higgins.

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