CHARACTER INTERVIEW WITH LOTTIE BALDWIN, main character in Fatal Fortune
What was the scariest moment of your life?
My fiance Harlan always calls me impulsive. I don’t agree with him…he can be uptight. But I have to admit, I’ve gotten myself into scrapes where my life was in jeopardy. I survived due to my intuition—though Harlan would say I’m just lucky.
What are your favorite TV shows?
Ooh, so many to choose from. Like every woman in America, I love “Magnum P.I.” with Tom Selleck. What’s not to like? I also enjoy “Murder She Wrote”—I think Jessica Fletcher and I have our curiosity about solving crimes in common.
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I-pod? What’s an i-pod? Is that some new name for a record player? My favorite songs include “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield, “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me” by Billy Joel, and my guilty pleasure song is “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton.
What are you passionate about these days?
Naturally, I’m passionate about my upcoming wedding to Harlan. I’m also always there for my friends, and anyone who needs my help—and who isn’t freaked out by my psychic abilities.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Cook exotic, interesting meals and make Harlan try them!
Who should play you in a film?
Ooh, a film about me? I’ve had some folks tell me I look like a young Joan Blondell. Personally, I don’t see it. I’d rather have Bonnie Franklin play me—she seems pretty spunky and self-sufficient. Or Geena Davis—she’s unorthodox, like me.
What makes you happy?
Harlan. Especially when we disagree, because making up is so much fun!
What one word best describes you?
How about two words? “Charmingly eccentric.”
Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?
Extravert, no question.
Do you have any special routines or rituals?
I do a Tarot reading every morning to get a feel for how the day is shaping up. The cards aren’t always easy to interpret, but they do give me clues about what’s coming, if only I can put the clues together properly.
No one in Cheyenne, North Dakota believes in Lottie Baldwin’s psychic abilities; especially not Harlan Erikson, Lottie’s boyfriend and Chief Deputy in the Sheriff’s Office.
When a friend’s husband disappears, Lottie can’t leave it to Harlan to discover what happened to Harry.
Armed with her courage and her tarot cards, Lottie tries to solve the mystery herself, regardless of who attempts to stop her: Harlan, her friend—or the criminal.
Elizabeth Delisi wanted to be a writer since she was in first grade, and probably would have written in the womb if she could have convinced her mother to swallow a pencil. But life hasn't always gone the way she planned, and on her road to publication she worked as a motel maid, waitress, secretary, administrative aide, substitute teacher, and newspaper reporter.
Elizabeth is an instructor for Writer’s Digest University. She has taught Creative Writing at the community college level, has worked as a copyeditor for several small publishers, and edits for individuals. She holds a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing major from St. Leo University.
Elizabeth is currently at work on Deadly Destiny and Perilous Prediction, the sequels to Fatal Fortune, and Knit A Spell, a paranormal romance.
Elizabeth lives in New Hampshire with her husband and feisty parakeet. She enjoys hearing from her readers.