BLOG TOUR – No Way Home
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No Way Home
by Annette Dashofy
Dashofy’s No Way Home is off the charts fantastic! Fantastic characters, fantastic mysteries, fantastic book!! Get your copy and hold on tight, it is going to be a bumpy ride as you find out if everyone make their way home.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
No Way Home is the best one yet. Great story that keeps you on the edge.
~Shelley’s Book Case
Make your way to No Way Home’s pages. You’ll uncover a wonderful addition to Zoe’s story, as well as a superb story in and of itself. But I definitely suggest reading the whole series. The more you read, the more you’ll find to love.
A fantastic book that I loved reading. I couldn’t put the book down. It was great mystery that had me from the first pages.
~Books, Dreams, Life
Annette Dashofy has crafted a suspenseful and satisfying story in No Way Home; it’s possibly my favorite of the Zoe Chambers mysteries to date.
~The Girl with Book Lungs
No Way Home was a fast paced keep you on the edge of your seat Cozy read. No Way Home is a ‘stand alone’ book although be cautioned you’ll probably want to read the beginning of the series!
~The Journey Back
Annette is a great writer, providing the reader with such a mystery that you guess through out the book on the “who-done-it” and yet, even in the end you are surprised to see the actual suspect come to light.
I loved everything about this book. The characters are phenomenal and the mystery is so intense I couldn’t stop reading.
Definitely great read for cozy lovers!
No Way Home (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
5th in Series
Henery Press (March 14, 2017)
Paperback: 256 pages
A relaxing trail ride turns tragic when Paramedic and Deputy Coroner Zoe Chambers discovers the body of a popular county commissioner in her Pennsylvania woods. Inconsistencies surround the horrible accident, but before she can investigate further, she’s pried away by a plea for help from her best friend whose son has been deemed a person of interest in a homicide over a thousand miles away. When he vanishes without a trace, his mother begs Zoe to help clear him and bring him safely home. The task takes Zoe out of her comfort zone in a frantic trip to the desolate canyons and bluffs of New Mexico where she joins forces with the missing boy’s sister and a mysterious young Navajo.
Back at home, Vance Township’s Chief of Police Pete Adams must deal not only with the commissioner’s homicide, but with an influx of meth and a subsequent rash of drug overdoses in his rural community. Bodies keep turning up while suspects keep disappearing. However little else matters when he learns that half a continent away, a brutal killer has Zoe in his sights.
Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series:
Interview with the Author –
What initially got you interested in writing? I don’t ever remember NOT begin interested in writing. I assumed it was something everyone did. As a child I read and I wrote. It was simply another form of play. I also had imaginary friends, so I guess my mind just naturally tends to make stuff up.
What genres do you write in? My books have been classified as “cozy” mysteries, but I think it’s more accurate to refer to them as traditional mysteries.
What drew you to writing these specific genres? I’ve tried writing other genres, but keep coming back to this one. I love reading them for one thing. But I really enjoy creating a puzzle and keeping my readers guessing. Plus, killing people on the page can be very therapeutic! Just kidding. Sort of.
How did you break into the field? While my passion has always been long fiction, my first publication credits were in magazine articles. I was a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Magazine for a time. I also had a number of short mysteries published in Mysterical-e and Spinetingler magazines. That gave me some experience and exposure. I had a couple of different agents for an earlier series that never sold. Then a friend introduced me to the editor at Henery Press who offered me my first three-book contract for the Zoe Chambers series. It actually sounds simpler than it was!
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works? I hope they feel they’ve been taken out of their own worlds for a while and have enjoyed spending time with Zoe and Pete. I hope they feel that rush of “I should have seen that!” at the end if they haven’t figured out who-dun-it; and if they have, I hope they enjoyed the ride anyway. That tells me I’ve played fair.
What do you find most rewarding about writing? Hearing from readers who tell me my stories have helped them through a rough patch, or have kept them up all night because they couldn’t put the book down. I love creating the stories, but I really love meeting and talking to my readers too.
What do you find most challenging about writing? This has been a particularly hard year for me. My mom passed away in early January after being in failing health for almost two years. Staying focused and getting my pages done when everything else around me was falling apart…THAT was the most challenging thing I’ve ever done.
What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field? I have three things I always tell aspiring writers. 1.) Learn your craft. Go to conferences, take workshops, read how-to books. 2.) Join a writing organization. They’re great for everything listed under #1, but they’re also great opportunities to network. 3.) Never ever give up. You’ll deal with a LOT of rejection. Get used to it. But the only sure way to not get published is to quit trying.
What type of books do you enjoy reading? Mysteries, of course. Especially those with a strong location. I love Craig Johnson’s Longmire series set in Wyoming and Julia Spencer Fleming’s Clare Fergusson series set in upstate New York. I love the feeling of having been taken someplace else.
Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you? I’ve been called a Jack (Jill?) of all trades because of all the different jobs I’ve held. Most folks know I’ve been an EMT because that’s what led me to create Zoe as a paramedic, but I’ve also worked retail, pierced ears, been a wedding and portrait photographer, done farm labor including training horses, taught yoga, and sold Avon. Lots of fodder for stories and characters there!
What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work? I invite you to check out my website (http://www.annettedashofy.com/) and sign up for my newsletter. You can also find me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/annette.dashofy/) and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Annette_Dashofy)
About The Author –
Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE, published by Henery Press, was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and for the David Award for Best Mystery of 2014. LOST LEGACY, was released in September 2014 followed in April 2015 by BRIDGES BURNED, which has been nominated for the Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel. WITH A VENGEANCE, the fourth in the series, was released May 3, 2016.