What about my style?
An early reviewer classified my mysteries as "cozy". They are written in first person and are set in New Mexico. I like to take the reader with me to places I love, so I incorporate description into the plot. Readers often say, "I couldn't put it down because I kept turning pages." I also like to infuse a bit of humor to some characters.
I write wildlife, religious, and humorous "folksy" articles. I also write mystery novels.
When writing for the newspaper, Mrs. Head reminded me that people have only limited time or money, so we should make our stories worthwhile. I use enough description to take the reader with me without their becoming bogged down. My chapters tend to be short, and I allow actions and dialog to describe my characters more than long passages by the author. My scenes are less graphic, even when my characters are holding their breaths.
I wrote my first books with crayons on paper bags when I was four years old. My parents didn't know how I'd learned to read or write. I filled diaries with stories, wrote a romance during science class in middle school, and entered stories and won first place in my high school literary magazine. I never stopped writing. But the first writing for which I received a steady income were articles I wrote and published the first two years after my children challenged me to follow my dreams. I travelled with a wildlife photographer to Maine and wrote about the puffins, to Bosque del Apache in Socorro, New Mexico, to write about the sandhill cranes. I sold articles about teaching experiences, and articles about my life in general. Then one evening, on a first date with Ron Tucker, I watched a young woman dancing. I began The Last Dance after our marriage.
Book Title: The Last Dance by Lonna Enox
Category: Adult Fiction, 226 pages
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Women Sleuths
Publisher: Lonna Enox Publications
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tour dates: June 18 to July 13, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M
Saddle Gap, a quiet little town in southwestern New Mexico, seems the perfect place for Sorrel Janes to start her life over. But within a few days, she finds herself entangled in two murders, the object of harassment, and the number one suspect in a murder. Will her past terrors destroy her future dreams? Amid the evolving conflicts, she resolves to reconstruct her new life and find happiness. Detective Chris Reed is equally resolved to solve the murders as well as Sorrels secrets. Neither of them suspects where the steps of this dance will lead, but they are too stubborn to sit this one out.
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Meet the Author
Lonna Enox is a former high school and college English instructor. She grew up on a ranch in New Mexico, where she learned to love critters, reading, and "wide open" spaces. She is a wife, mom, and grandmother, as well as the proud owner of 4 rescue pets--3 cats and a dog. Aside from an early stint as a newspaper reporter, she also spent 10 years as a freelance magazine writer. She is happiest exploring a wildlife refuge, cuddling little ones and critters, or snuggled up reading a good mystery. Lonna is a professional writer with over 250 printed articles in a variety of national and regional magazines. She has written in several genres and The Last Dance is her debut mystery.
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