Landis Wade’s latest novel, DEADLY DECLARATIONS, is a study in how to develop vibrant characters and set them loose inside a mystery story that has more twists and turns than you can count. Set inside the unlikely location of a retirement community and against the backdrop of a historical document signed in Charlotte, NC that may have inspired the actual Declaration of Independence, Wade weaves together his painstaking historical research with the delicious drama of retirement to build a mystery tale that not only keeps a reader burning through the pages, but also shows the wit and vitality of his senior aged investigators. Deadly Declarations is a rip-roaringly fun read loaded with fascinating historical points and surprises at every turn. I can’t wait to read the next book in what projects to be an incredibly engaging series.
I’d also recommend heading over to The Charlotte Readers Podcast where Landis is the venerable host and an incredible interviewer. His show focuses on the lives of working authors, and he has the uncanny ability to get right into the mind of the writer (being as he is one himself) and provide his listeners with the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that have come to shape each individual’s writing life. I was lucky enough to be his guest on Episode 59 of the show, where we discussed my debut young adult novel, NO SAD SONGS, and my experiences as a youth caregiver for my grandfather after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
I hope you’ll scoop up a copy of Landis Wade’s DEADLY DECLARATIONS, which is now available for preorder wherever books are sold. Happy reading, y’all!
COMING 4.28.2022 – BREAKING NEWS by Frank Morelli (MG Fiction from Fitzroy Books)