Meet My Character blog hop: the incomparable Josie P. Cates

First of all, we’d like to give a shout-out to Joan Curtis for inviting us to this blog hop. You can meet her character Janie here.

Clock strikes midnight

Coming November 25th from MuseItUp

And now on to our Josie…

Thanksgiving dinner with the family can be murder. Especially when someone is actually trying to kill you.

What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

The totally fictional Josie P. Cates is a former workers’ compensation claims adjuster who decides to strike it out on her own as a private investigator. Little does she know that this career change will lead to paranormal hijinks. Josie is stubborn, a bit disorganized, and just shy of age 30. She tends to fly by the seat of her pants, which gets her into hot water. Actually, it gets her duct-taped to chairs.

Where and When is the story set?

The story is set in the present day. It starts out in Rochester, NY, where Josie lives. It then moves to Delancie, TN, where Josie visits her mom and stepdad for Thanksgiving.

What should we know about Josie?

Ready for some backstory that we haven’t put in the books? Josie doesn’t remember her father, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances when she was a baby. If you think this may have something to do with her inability to maintain a stable romantic relationship, you may be right.

What is the main conflict/what messes up her life?

Josie thinks that she’s going to have a nice, dysfunctional holiday with her wacky family and assorted friends. Little does she know that a member of their group will disappear, and she will once again tangle with a supernatural being in order to solve the mystery. Plus, she’s having trouble with her new boyfriend, Brick.

What is Josie’s personal goal?

Josie’s initial goal is to avoid a family holiday celebration. Failing that, her goal shifts to surviving the family holiday celebration with her sanity intact. Once the disappearance occurs, her new goal is to solve the mystery before it’s too late.

You can find The Sound of Sirens on MuseItUp Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

I’m passing the baton to multi-genre author J.Q. Rose. Check out her blog here. J.Q. told me that she’s passing it along to Roseanne Dowell, whose blog is here. Happy hopping!

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About HFBrainerd

Published novelist and Disney World fanatic. Thanks for coming along on this wild ride!
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6 Responses to Meet My Character blog hop: the incomparable Josie P. Cates

  1. I highly recommend the Josie Picada, P.I. series by Heather and David. The mysteries are exciting, and the protagonist is a likable, delightful character. Lots of intrigue throughout.

  2. Joan Curtis says:

    What a fun post! Josie is a delightful character and the stories are full of adventures. I love the humor in the stories as well. Thank you for the nice into and for joining the blog hop.

  3. J.Q. Rose says:

    Hi Heather, You’re having a big week with new releases and character blog and I’m sure all the celebration parties. Josie is a great character and has a wacky family. All the better for a fun mystery read. Thanks for inviting me to join in!

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