Thursday3Some: Bad Wife by Jacqueline Seewald

Today on Thursday3Some, I have award-winning author Jacqueline Seewald as my guest. Jacqueline is answering 3 questions about her book, The Bad Wife.

Jacqueline has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English and has worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Fifteen of her novels have been published to critical praise and her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous anthologies including The Writer, Gumshoe Review, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. The Bad Wife, the 4th novel in her Kim Reynolds Mystery Series, was recently published by Perfect Crime Books.

Find Jacqueline Seewald Online

Blog: http://authorexpressions.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @JacquelineSeewa

When did you write The Bad Wife?

I finished writing The Bad Wife eighteen months ago. But it’s been living in my head a lot longer.

What was the spark that gave you the story idea?

The book is the fourth romantic mystery in the Kim Reynolds Mystery Series. Although each novel in the series is a separate murder mystery, the lives of the main characters continue. So each novel is dynamic not static, just like the lives of real people.

To be honest, the main characters, Kim, Mike Gardner, Bert St. Croix, are very real to me. I try to give the novels an added dimension. For example, in The Bad Wife, there’s an underlying feminist theme. The novel is about women in today’s society, their strengths and their vulnerabilities.

When Sara Paretsky wrote “Kim Reynolds is a thought-provoking character,” I felt really good. But first and foremost, the novel is meant to be entertaining and interesting to readers, male and female alike. I would like readers to finish the novel with a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction. That is my intent.

Why do readers buy The Bad Wife?

Some may have read the previous Kim Reynolds mysteries and enjoyed them. They may especially want to know what happens next in the lives of the main characters. But some will pick up the series for the first time because the cover art grabbed them or the book has good reviews. Others might think the mystery in itself is interesting. It’s fast-faced and has elements of a suspense thriller as it gathers force.

Buy Links for The Bad Wife

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Paperback Edition

Perfect Crime Books

Barnes and Noble

Takeaway Truth

Have you got your weekend fun read? If not, grab a copy of The Bad Wife!

29 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read! I always enjoy your books.

    Susan, aka Janis

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    1. Hi, Susan/Janis,

      Thanks for the good words! Much appreciated.

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    2. Hello, Susan. Thanks for visiting with Jacquie and me today.

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    1. Hi, Karen,

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope you decide to read THE BAD WIFE.

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    2. Hi, Karen. Thanks for visiting with Jacquie and me today. Her novel is indeed intriguing.

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  3. Your book was a good read, Jacquie. Glad to see it here too.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my novel. Your recommendation means a lot to me.

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    2. Hi, Susan. Thanks for dropping by and visiting with us today.

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  4. I'm really looking forward to The Bad Wife, Jacquie. I love the title. It reminds me of John Updike's novels with both bad wives and bad husbands!

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    1. Hi, Nancy,

      This wife is really bad--but we do find out what contributed to making her the person she was. I believe good mysteries must have well-developed characters, both good guys and bad guys.

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    2. Hi, Nancy. Hope you enjoy The Bad Wife. Thanks for visiting with us today.

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  5. Sounds really good! MY TBR list just keeps growing! Great success to you!

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    1. Hello, D'Ann. Sounds as if your TBR pile is like mine--towering. Thanks for dropping by today.

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  6. Thank you, D'Ann. And congrats on your new publications as well.

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  7. Glad to read this interview and learn more about your thoughts about writing, Jacqueline. Good luck with The Bad Wife. You know I read it, liked it a lot, and reviewed it.

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    1. Hi, Jan,

      Thanks for coming by and for the excellent review of The Bad Wife. It is very much appreciated.

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    2. Hi, Jan. Thanks for visiting with us and thank you for your supportive comments about The Good Wife.

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  8. I thoroughly enjoyed The Bad Wife, Jacquie. Look forward to reading more of your books.

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    1. Thank you, Carole. So glad you enjoyed the novel! I appreciate the recommendation.

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    2. Hey, Carole. Thank you for visiting with us today.

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  9. The title of your novel is a great hook, Jacquie.

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    1. Thanks, Pat, I hope the title is a good hook.

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    2. Hello, Pat. Nice of you to drop by today.

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  10. Joan,

    I just want to take a moment to thank you for inviting me here today. We writers with small publishers especially need publicity.

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    1. Hi, Jacquie. I just got back to a computer. You are very welcome. The pleasure was mine because I always enjoy visiting with you.

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  11. Great blog and good advertising for all of your awesome work!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I appreciate the compliment.

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    2. Happy Saturday, Susan. Thanks for stopping by.

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