Sunday, April 9, 2017

Kathi Daley Talks About Setting

Author Kathi Daley is here today to talk about setting factors into her multiple mystery series. 

I currently write six series. With five of the series the concept for the books began with a character that I wanted to write. The lone exception to this is the Tj Jensen Paradise Lake series where the concept began with a place. Lake Tahoe to be exact. I have lived in Lake Tahoe most of my life, and although I have visited every one of the fifty US states, I have never found another place where I’d rather live than my cozy small town nestled right on a lake. For me Tahoe provides the perfect lifestyle. There are hundreds of miles of forest right out my back door, an abundance of wildlife who visit my yard on a daily basis, outdoor sports such as hiking and biking in the summer, and of course skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. 

Treasure in Paradise, while a Tj on location on Gull Island off the South Carolina Coast, also began with a place in mind. I wanted to write a story set in this part of the country so I had Tj pack up her animals and friends and head east for the summer. It is a fun story with a southern flare and a treasure hunt as the backdrop for the murder mystery.

Kathi is on tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. You can visit her other stops at the following blogs:

Tour Participants
April 1 – Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW
April 1 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 2 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW  
April 3 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT
April 3 – Sleuth Cafe – REVIEW
April 4 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
April 4 – Books Direct – GUEST POST
April 5 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
April 5 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
April 6 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW
April 7 – T’s Stuff – REVIEW
April 7 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW
April 8 – Varietats – REVIEW
April 8 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
April 9 – Mystery Playground – GUEST POST
April 10 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 10 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – GUEST POST
April 11 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – INTERVIEW
April 11 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW


  1. I really enjoy this series and look forward to many more installations!!!!!

  2. Can't wait to have the book in my hand!

  3. I really enjoyed hearing more about Lake Tahoe. That was terrific! catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

  4. I LOVE this series and I'm SO excited about this latest entry Treasure in Paradise! Kathi Daley is an amazing person and writer! Thanks SO much for being a part of the Launch Event and this review and post!