Carolyn Arnold’s Eleven Themed Saturday
Happy Saturday, folks! I am handing the over the reigns to author Carolyn Arnold today. Carolyn is a talented author and fellow Ontarian. Carolyn’s new book, Eleven, came out this month (on 11/11/11, to be exact), and she is here to offer an Eleven themed blog post. Please give a big welcome to Carolyn Arnold.
Eleven interesting facts about me:
1. I married my husband at the age of nineteen after one real date.
2. I’m mother to two beagles – a male and female named Max and Chelsea.
3. I can’t stand people who are one way to your face, and another when you turn your back.
4. I prefer red wine to white.
5. I prefer vanilla cake to chocolate.
6. I work forty hours a week as accounts receivable.
7. Children, bats and spiders terrify me.
8. I’ve been known to jump at the crack of thunder.
9. I can’t stand the color pink, and I don’t have a fetish for shoes.
10. I love Broadway musicals.
11. I love winter and watching the snow come down, preferably with a glass of red in my hand and a roast in the oven.
11 facts about ELEVEN
2. Brandon’s first case takes him to Salt Lick, Kentucky and the find of underground burial chambers which house the bodies of ten victims, and one empty grave.
3. Salt Lick, Kentucky is a real location and only has a population shy of three hundred and fifty.
4. The owner of the property where the bodies are found is in his third year in prison, and the last victim dates back to within that timeframe meaning someone else is killing in his place.
5. Brandon’s boss, Jack refuses to call him by name and refers to him by the nicknames of “kid” and “slingshot”. Brandon hates it.
6. Zachery refers to Brandon by the nickname of “pending”, and Brandon hates that as well.
7. Brandon is claustrophobic and has to work through this to do his job.
8. Jack Harper is a chain smoker and tests Brandon’s patience.
9. FBI Special Agents have a probationary period of two years.
10. Brandon is a red-head and as per the stereo-type can be hot-tempered. Jack tests his patience through the entire novel.
11. Jack served as a former Sergeant Major of the 7th Special Forces Group before becoming FBI.
11 line excerpt from ELEVEN:
The following is just after they discovered the “kill room”:
An ominous silence enveloped the room as if we were all absorbed in contemplating our mortality. The human reaction to death and uncertainty, of wanting to know but not wanting the answers, of sympathy for those lost yet relief that it wasn’t us.
The CSI made his way through the opening. His flashlight cast more light in the dimly lit space. I followed and heard the rest of them shuffle in behind me.
After a few feet, I was able to stand to full height.
The CSI looked up at the lit bulb. “The guy thought of everything.”
The electricity that had been run down here was basic and minimum. A band of wire ran from the meat room to here. But it wasn’t so much the electrical that garnered my attention.
Carolyn, thank you so much for stopping by and telling us a little about yourself and your newest release, Eleven. Where can we go to learn more about you and your books?
Carolyn Arnold is the author of several novels in the mystery, thriller and suspense genres. TIES THAT BIND, the first in a police procedural mystery series surrounding Detective Madison Knight, was her debut novel and published May 2011.
Carolyn was born in 1976 in the rural town of Picton, Ontario. While her passion for writing dates back to her teen years, it wasn’t until 2008 that she completed her first novel. She lives with her husband and her two beagles in Southwestern Ontario.
For more information on her books and upcoming releases, please visit her official website http://carolynarnold.net/