Pat Stoltey’s fourth novel comes out in just a few short weeks (Dec. 20) and it’s been quite a ride.
Revised and revised some more, Pat says that one point she realized she had written the life out of her characters.
So she backed up and started over again until she got it right.
Wishing Caswell Dead is set in the early 1800's in a village on the Illinois frontier. It’s a historical mystery about the evil that hides within a village, one girl who is determined to save herself and her child, and a violent murder no one wants to solve.
Pat Stoltey grew up in east central Illinois so it's not unexpected she would use that part of the country as a setting. The Village of Sangamon is not a real place, but Pat says it has become so real to her she's now writing a follow-on story using the same setting.
Pat lives in Northern Colorado with her husband Bill, a Scottish Terrier named Sassy, and a bossy brown Tabby known as Katie Cat.
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