An Ella Perri Mystery Book 1
Some things should stay hidden
Families have secrets. Some secrets are locked, sealed and taken to the grave. Others beg to be told. They ooze through cracks a little at a time. You tease them out until an ugly truth is fully exposed.
Ella Perri knows there’s something hidden in the family cottage. In his last breath, Ella’s grandfather reveals to her a startling secret that hints at something sinister. On behalf of her beloved grandfather, she embarks on a dangerous quest for truth. A World War II diary and the 21st century collide as Ella desperately chases every clue in a faraway and unfamiliar setting where the real story begins. Who can be trusted and who has something to hide? One secret leads to another. Ella must decide: share the secrets and alter the fates of her loved ones forever or become part of the lie that’s been buried deep for decades.
1. Do you always take a book/e-reader wherever you go?
Yes – always a paperback.
2. Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
The good one.
3. Where can I find you when you are reading?
In bed, on the couch, or on the patio.
4. Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
In my classroom, on a yoga mat or with family or friends.
5. Can you walk past a bookstore without going inside?
No way. I have to go inside!
6. What are you most proud of?
Other than my children and being a teacher, I would say writing and publishing my first book is tops.
7. What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
How magical and thrilling it is to be holding my first book!
8. What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Try to get into a writing habit where you write something every day. Have a goal and start small but gradually add more to it. You might want to write for a certain amount of time each day – pick a time limit (you might go past it) 20 minutes/day, 30 minutes, an hour? Or maybe instead of a time limit you might decide on what you’ll write each day – a paragraph, a chapter, a scene. The other piece of advice would be to start sharing your stories with someone – a friend or family member is a good start. But then try to find a small writing group – there are lots online and locally. That is one of the best ways to grow as a writer.
9. Who would you like/have liked to interview?
10. When and where do you prefer to write?
Early in the morning while it’s still quiet, on the couch in my living room.
Thank you, Krissy Baccaro and Love Books Group
About the author
Krissy Baccaro is an author of mystery and suspense. She recently published her short story, LUCA, on Amazon. Krissy collaborated with authors from several countries to bring forth fantastic tales. Together they published Once Upon a Story: A Short Fiction Anthology. This book includes two of her short story mysteries, “Luca” and “Monster.” “Monster” will soon be available for separate purchase on Amazon. The author is a proud member of several online writing groups, and most active in Active Alumni Writers. The Alumni helps authors critique and support one another’s writing projects to polish stories into bestsellers. For 25 years, Krissy taught Kindergarten through fifth grade. Currently, she teaches writing and reading to 5th-grade students and works on her mysterious sequel to Buried Secrets. The author resides in upstate New York not far from Skaneateles, where the puzzle of Buried Secrets begins.