A Conversation with Jodi Linton Author of Raiders Of The Campsite

Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder… Raiders Of The Campsite (A Southwest Exposure Mystery) by  Jodi Linton

What inspired the idea for your book? 

My trips to New Mexico and the movie Raiders of the Ark.

What was the most surprising thing you learned in writing this book? 

That getting our storage unit a few months ago really helped me in describing the space. 

How do you define success as an author? 

To me being successful is getting words on the page, finishing books and releasing them. Then starting all over again to write the next book. 

What comes first for you — the plot or the characters?

 It varies, but I’d have to say the main character seems to come first more often.

As an author what do you think makes a good story? 

Fun, witty dialogue and an entertaining storyline.

Who is your audience? 

Readers who enjoy fun, adventures with some humor and characters they want to be friends with. 

What difference do you see between a writer and an author? 

I would say anyone can be a writer. I was a writer in school. I wrote creative writing papers, but I wouldn’t have called myself an author until 2014 when my first book was published. To me the difference is published works versus none. 

Aside from writing or reading, what are your hobbies or interests? 

I love to cook. I’m always looking up new recipes to create at home. And recently I got a newly renovated kitchen, with a commercial grade gas range and green kitchen cabinets. It’s the kitchen I’ve ever had that was fully modern.  

What are you reading now?

I’m going to start Beach Read, well, because we’re about to go on a beach trip. I think I might read it with a fruity drink in hand. 

If your book were made into a movie, which actors would play your characters? 

Audrey Plaza and Timothy Olyphant. Both actors are really funny and entertaining to watch. 

Camping for spring break should be a piece of cake for outdoor guide Andie Sullivan. She has her best friend and the sheriff tagging along as chaperones for the Wilderness Explorers. It should be all S’mores and ghost stories…but then Vivian is attacked and they discover a corpse.

Dang. The campsite went up in smoke.

With everything at stake, Andie must find answers about the attack—she has to dig deep into a community she’s called home since birth by asking all the right questions, sometimes at not the right time. As she tracks down clues to a suspect, Andie stumbles on a secretive treasure hunting group in Bushwhack. But one wrong move and Andie could become her own buried treasure.

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Jodi Linton is an author of several romance novels and cozy mysteries. She pens funny, romantic, whodunnits during her days in between being a carpool mom. She lives in Texas with her husband, with who she runs the family day business with and two kids. When she isn’t writing her next page turner, she likes to delve into her hobby of finding all the cool, new makeup products to buy.

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