Interview with A. Nation

Author of Mystery Along the Colorado

I'm retired and writing as much as I can. I have 20 novels and several novellas published. My genres are science fiction, urban fantasy, and travel mysteries.
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How would you describe <Mystery Along the Colorado> to a new reader?
  • A travel cozy mystery
What was the inspiration behind <Mystery Along the Colorado> ?
  • I've been to this part of Colorado and since C-19 prevented me from traveling, I decided to focus my MC in this story.
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Agatha Christie, Isaac Asimov, Mary Higgins, J.A. Jance
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • It takes place near Grand Junction and Montrose, Colorado. However, in the story I changed the town name to Junction and Montigue.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Read as much as you can thoughout grade/high school and save everything you write.
What's your writing process?
  • I make a list of the scenes I need to start. I work on one scene at a time
Which character in <Mystery Along the Colorado> has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • Rosetta Blessing
If <Mystery Along the Colorado> were to be adapted for TV or film, who would you see in the lead role? Who did you have in your mind’s eye when you wrote him/her?
  • The Rosetta I met in Europe
How have readers responded to <Mystery Along the Colorado>?
  • Very well in my book launch.
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • A novella about my grandmother who traveled in steerage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1904
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Rosetta heads west to investigate a family death. Everyone in the family is a suspect. Now, her life is on the line as she finds out who the killer really is.