Jan. 7, 2013
-- Lewisburg, TN author and animal rescuer, Jacki Moss, recently published her first murder mystery on Kindle. The book, New Song Café’, is set in Alabama and Nashville in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It chronicles Cafton Merriepennie as he tries to fulfill his deceased mother’s dream that she will be a famous songwriter in country music one day.
“I am fascinated by interesting people, so I created complex characters who I hope others will find intriguing and funny, as well,” says Moss. “Plus, I loved being able to weave in bits and pieces of personalities of people I’ve known, as I grew up in the Deep South.”
So far, the reviews have been excellent. Rated 4.5 stars out of five on Amazon.com, including four stars from Marilou George, an independent, Kindle-approved reviewer. Her review said, in part, “Jacki Moss has created an intriguing and insightful portrayal of the music business in Nashville as well as a compelling story of a mother and son who aspire to become famous. New Song Café is an entertaining and thought provoking story of mystery and family drama that will keep you engaged throughout….
“The creative descriptions of the South and the history of the area during the times portrayed in the book are detailed and enable you to feel as if you are there. A very interesting element is the country music industry itself and the lengths that are taken to make it big in Music City, USA.
”I enjoyed this book very much! It has a strong plot and moves effortlessly as you are drawn into the story.”
Moss has been a writer and editor for more than 30 years, mostly for the business world. New Song Café is her first piece of fiction she has written. “I just had these characters in my head and wanted to see what they would do when I let them loose in a book.”
Published only on Kindle for now, Moss hopes to bring the book to print in the future. “It’s next to impossible for a first-time murder mystery writer to get published by a major publishing house, unless you’re the one who committed the murder, which, for the record, I didn’t,” laughs Moss.
The book is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AD6OPDE