The sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France was the preferred drink of royalty who enjoyed luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th century. Since then it’s become a favorite choice for the masses. Today the everyday man and woman have access to this bubbly for a variety of festive occasions.
In Champagne Lies, author Wendy VanHatten*, whose credits also include writing the Max and Myron series and Editor of Prime Time Living Magazine writes about other champagne moments… mysterious ones that include secrets and murder.
I recently asked her about her latest book. Here’s our conversation:
What is Champagne Lies about? Champagne was going to help with their decisions. But it didn’t. From San Francisco to Italy, Stacie can’t figure out how and why things keep happening. Throw in a few murders, a secret vault, a husband she thought she knew, a mystery woman in Italy…and it all ends up in a villa. With enough twists and turns to create some confusion, Stacie is positive she is done being surprised. Guess not…
What inspired you to write your first book? My dad taught me to write travel journals as a kid. My mentor inspired me to move forward and pursue writing.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Keep writing and never give up. Mental blocks are only temporary.
What do you write and why? I write travel articles, children’s books, and mysteries…for the most part.
Are you working on anything new? I am working on the seventh book in my children’s series (Max and Myron) and on a second mystery.
Do you have any hobbies other than writing? Traveling and cooking and wine tasting.
Where can readers find you and your work? Amazon and my website.