1 - What's your latest?
Deborah Coonts: WANNA GET LUCKY?, on sale May 11th.
2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?
Deborah Coonts: Life being what it is these days, everyone needs a good laugh.
3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?
Deborah Coonts: That not only does she think like me, laugh like me, she even talks like me. Of course she is taller, prettier and can throw off funny lines that it takes me months to dream up.
4 - What's your favorite scene and why?
Deborah Coonts: The first scene in Chapter 4 where the reader meets Teddie. He is my main character, Lucky's, best friend, and Las Vegas' foremost female impersonator--and he's also straight, which makes for an interesting paradox. When we meet him, he is just coming in from a night on the town, still in costume and he stops at Lucky's apartment to awaken her for the day. I like the scene because it exemplifies Lucky's non-judgemental nature and her ability to look beyond the surface to find and appreciate the person inside.
5 - What's next?
Deborah Coonts: Book 2 in the series, LUCKY STIFF, slated for a Feb 2011 release. All the main characters return. It's fight weekend in Vegas when pieces of a former rather unsavory oddsmaker are found in the shark tank at Mandalay Bay. The District Attorney pushes for a pick indictment against a friend of Lucky's, drawing her into the investigation. To complicate matters, the current reigning Hollywood hunk shows up needing Lucky's help with a matter that threatens to implode his career. Lucky's mother gains national media attention when she auctions a woman's virginity from her whorehouse in Pahrump and then expects Lucky to save her from the fire. And a handsome French chef proves to be a handful at work and a romantic complication Lucky doesn't need.