Saturday, November 14, 2009

Interview with Darcia Helle

Please welcome Darcía Helle, this months author in the spotlight. She is a fiction author of mystery/suspense.

What makes you want to write?

I write because, "My head gets cluttered with characters that demand their story be written.
She currently has four books published and is at work on number five. Darcía also writes a monthly nonfiction, crime-related newsletter called ...
Guilty As Charged.
Words are Darcía's addiction. She will read just about anything: novels, biographies, history, sociology, ingredient labels...

"What can you tell me about your life?"

"I grew up in Massachusetts but have lived in the Tampa Bay area of Florida since 2002. I am married and have two sons." An animal lover, Darcía has two very spoiled dogs and two equally spoiled cats.

Let's take a look at an excerpt from 

Hit List
Sanity is not something you lose, like your car keys or that elusive sock in the dryer. That's what Ian believed before his mother stepped over the edge from sane to crazy. No one is able to give Ian a reasonable explanation. Corinne suffers from severe memory loss, odd behavior, and paranoid delusions. Or at least Ian had been told they were delusions. After all, who would be hiding outside watching his mother? And why? Ian hires private investigator Lucianna Martel to retrace the events of his mother's last sane day. During Lucianna's investigation, she and Ian learn that Corinne may not be so crazy after all.

Make sure you check out...Darcía's website - - is her own creation. There you will find excerpts from her books,newsletters, monthly contests, blog, and a few pages of things to make you smile.
Order her books on Amazon: Enemies and Playmates, Hit list, No Justice and Beyond Salvation

Thanks Darcia  for taking time out of your day to stop by and give us a glimpse into the life of a mystery/suspense writer.


  1. Martha, thank you for the wonderful post!

    Darcía Helle

  2. Great interview. I want to know if the mother is crazy or crafty.

  3. Wonderful post. Darcia, your book sounds great. And, I love the name of your newsletter.

    Karen Cioffi

  4. Your book sounds great, and I'll have to check out your newsletter, too!

  5. Thanks, everyone!
    Kathy, maybe the mother is a little of both! :)

  6. Darcia, it's nice to meet you! Your novel 'Hit List' sounds intriguing. What appeals to you about crime, in particular? Do you have any plans to write in other genres as well?


  7. A word addiction--well that's not such a bad one to have! Good going, Darcia. Nice to "meet" you on this tour.


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