Meet Mystery Writer Jocie McKade!

Jocie McKade is the author of the Mayson-Dickson Mysteries series. Read below to learn more about this author and her fun series!

1.What drives your characters Emme Mayson and Jackie Dickson? Do you relate to one more than the other?

Emme and Jackie are both driven women with impressive backgrounds. What drives them, and drives them crazy is the need to find the truth about their parents. There is a long backstory going on, and it’s going to take some digging, some dodging bullets, and some less than legal acts to get to the truth!

I relate to both pretty well. My family are all from the Southern USA. I was born in Ohio — Yankee! LOL I can go from y’all to you guys in the same sentence without a breath! But, I spent most of my childhood in the South with my family, so, I probably have more in common with Emme.

2. What do you find most rewarding about writing mystery novels? 

Creating a literary labyrinth! I love treasure hunts, and historical conundrums. Even though I know the ending of the who-dun-it, I love creating the twists and turns to take the reader there. Leaving those ‘red herrings’ and little nuggets throughout the story. My hubby says I would have made a great detective. True, until I actually had to face a bad guy – then my running skills would be sorely tested!

3. How would you describe your writing style?

Snark with heart. I find humor is the most unlikely of places. The world needs more humor and a serious dose of heart, so that’s what I strive to give readers.

4. There are 4 books in the Mayson-Dickson Mysteries series. Can we expect more in the future?

Yes. I am in the outlining stages now, and it should be coming out around the first of 2022.

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