Yogi Kate must clear her name of murder in this charming yoga mystery
When Kate Davidson gets an offer to teach yoga classes to wedding guests at the
Elysian Springs resort, she jumps at the opportunity, even though it means being forced to endure the wedding ceremony of the center's two caretakers.
Avoiding the M-word turns out to be the least of Kate's problems when a wedding guest is found floating face-down in the resort's hot tub, shortly after a loud, public
(and somewhat embarrassing) fight with Kate.
The police pick Kate as their number-one suspect, so she's forced to team up with boyfriend Michael, best friend Rene, and German shepherd sidekick Bella to find the real killer. But they'll have to solve the murder before the police arrest Kate, or her next gig may last a lifetime--behind bars."
Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and was 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel. The third book in her series, Karma's a Killer, will released January, 2016 by Midnight Ink.
Tracy and her husband live in Seattle with their challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house.
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Tell us about your writing - What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you've written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?
So far I’ve only written cozy mysteries, though I have an idea for a sci-fi/dystopian standalone. I’m not sure I’ll ever actually write that novel, but who knows? I will always have a special affection for my first book, Murder Strikes a Pose, because in addition to being a mystery, it’s the love story between Kate and her special needs German shepherd, Bella. I’m so excited that it’s finally out in audio.
I also write for a number of blogs. My personal blog is at http://www.wholelifeyoga.com/blog/. The weekly articles showcase my love of yoga, dogs and mystery. But mainly yoga and dogs!
What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?
I’m a yoga teacher, so how can I not say yoga! In addition to practicing yoga, however, I relax by walking my dog. Being with her in nature makes me realize how much joy can be found in the small things in life. Sipping Blackthorn Cider at my favorite ale house comes in a close second.
I don’t have many hobbies, but I watch an embarrassing about of television. Right now my two favorite series are Brain Dead and The Walking Dead. Hmm…I’m sensing a theme here…
What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to a music, and do you want to share your playlist?
Being in nature sparks my inner muse. I can’t concentrate with music in the background, so I have no favorite playlists. These days I even drive listening to audio books, so I’m not current on music. But my favorite artist two years ago was Mika. His music is upbeat and I love the lyrics.
What organizations do you recommend for those wanting to become writers? Any advice you'd like to share about writing?
Sisters in Crime is a great organization for crime writers, and I especially recommend their Guppies group. Other than that, hook up with local writers groups and writing organizations. If you live in the Seattle area, I highly recommend the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
As for advice, my biggest is don’t give up! Writing is a tough, tough business. You have to have perseverance and a very thick skin to succeed.
- Top 10 vacation spots
- Cannon Beach, OR—site of my 5th book!
- Doe Bay, Orcas Island, WA –site of my 2nd book!
- Whidbey Island, WA
- Paia, Maui —Where I took yoga training
- Cancun, Mexico
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Do you see the beach theme?)
- Assisi, Italy
- San Diego, CA – my honeymoon spot!
- Africa (someday!)
- Home on the couch with my pup and a Margarita
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