Meet Allison Pearl, author of Glazed Suspicion!

  1. How did you get the idea for your book? It wasn’t until I got married to a native of the Keystone State, that I got the chance to discover all the great things about Pennsylvania. Throughout the eleven years of our marriage, we’ve been able to really explore. Everywhere, from the big cities to the fields of Lancaster county has something wonderful and unique to offer. And I just wanted to spend some time creating my own little world there.
  2. Tell us why we’ll love your book.Um… doughnuts obviously. I suggest biting into a new one every couple of chapters. Other than the calorie packed pastries, I think Glazed Suspicion is a fun thrill. I make my characters and their struggles as realistic as I can and then I throw in some danger and twists. It’s a good recipe for a weekend in the reading chair.
  3. What does your writing process look like?A lot of late nights, snacks, and tea. I don’t know if you can call it a process really, since it seems to go different every time, but at least it doesn’t get boring that way.
  4. What authors have inspired you to write?Well, this particular author happens to be my sister. When we were kids, she had very little privacy from a little snoop like me. We had just got our first home computer—which took up a whole desk by the way— and all us kids had to share it. So one night, I looked through my sister’s saved files and found the beginnings of a romantic suspense she was writing and I was glued to the screen. Before that moment, it never occurred to me that anyone could sit down and turn a blank page into someone’s life. I still wonder how long it would’ve taken me to find that dream had I not invaded her privacy.
  5. What’s more important: characters or plot?That is the age-old question, isn’t it? As far as I’m concerned, it can’t be answered. Picture mathematicians scrawling on chalkboards, looking disheveled and defeated. You can’t have one without the other. I’ve read plenty of good books that had more of one than the other. But the best books, the ones that have stuck with me, had both.
  6. What do you do when you’re not writing? Mostly reading. It’s a bit out of control. When my nose is not stuck in a book, however, my husband and I like to hike or play video games. And I love gardening. I grow my flowers from seed every spring.
  7. What do you do when you experience writer’s block? I close the laptop and take out a paper and pen. Replacing the screen with a blank page and a quiet room always seems to snap me out of it. It’s trying to decipher my chicken scratch when I start typing again that’s hard.
  8. Where can readers find you online?I’m on twitter as @AllisonPearl5. Get ready for GIFs because I love looking for the funny ones. I’m also on Instagram as allisonnicolepearl but my page is mostly filled with pictures of my dog and cat. As far as Facebook, my page is called ‘Books by Pearl.’ The link is On there, I’ll be posting updates about upcoming books and things. And by ‘things’ I mean more pet pictures.

After escaping a life marred by crime, Nicole Appleton flees to small town Saint Claire and starts a business of her own. She still craves forgiveness and maybe a family, but could anyone love her once they discover she sugar-coated her past?

When sheriff’s deputy, Josh Bennet, arrives on the scene of a break-in at the local doughnut shop, he finds evidence incriminating his not-so-secret-crush. Is the fair beauty being framed or is she the mastermind trafficking drugs through his hometown? When things turn deadly, Josh must discover who the real villain is before it’s too late. And he’s praying that it’s not her.

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