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About the author:
Shelley Young is the Amazon Bestselling author of The Blood Feud, The Blood Tie and Plain Dealing. A lover of suspense/thrillers, she goes deep inside her characters to bring the bad and the good ones a clear representation. Readers often can’t decide which of her characters they like best. Twisting plots coupled with mind-blowing subplots, her books have sold all over the world. A book festival attendee favorite, as well as radio personality, she hopes someday one of her novels will be turned into a Hollywood movie. When not writing, which she claims is hardly ever, she spends time with her family in Southern California.
What inspired you to write your book?
My inspiration for Plain Dealing came from many things. Plain Dealing is not a fictitious town. It is real and the birthplace of my mother. My mother passed away when I was seven. At that time I was forced to reside in foster homes until I became an adult. After having success with my first two novels, I wanted to pay homage to my mother’s birthplace. I hope I did her justice; many might disagree, especially since I used the town as the backdrop for one of my crime/thriller/mysteries. BDSM is a subject I’m all too familiar with, and after reading Fifty Shades I wanted to give a clearer understanding of the lifestyle. So with those things in mind, I took a rural town, loveable and unforgettable characters and ran them through the wringer of a murder mystery that needs to be solved. The BDSM is mentioned at a tasteful level, and when mixed with all that’s going on in the novel, it is a subject that can be enjoyed by anyone who picks up this book.