Tuesday, August 09, 2011

What is Tammy Kaehler reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Tammy Kaehler, author of Dead Man’s Switch.

The entry begins:
After being at a racetrack last weekend to sell my own brand-new racing novel, I had to come home and reread Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. Every reader I had conversation with at the track referenced this book, and with good reason, because it talks about racing accurately. Of course, in addition to that, it’s a fantastic book. It does everything I hope I can do with my racing mystery: entertain, impact the reader emotionally, and give some insight into the racing world. I am in no way comparing myself to its author or my book to his—we and they are very different. But this book is an inspiration for me—proof that anyone who’s ever said or thought...[read on]
Among the early praise for Dead Man’s Switch:
"[A] winning debut.... Even those unfamiliar with this world will appreciate Kaehler's vivid descriptions of the intricate teamwork involved in racing, the amazing equipment, the split-second decision making required of the driver, and the pulse-pounding race itself."
Publishers Weekly

"... chock full of [good drama]. The characters were full of life and completely believable. Kate was aggressive but not pushy, and she didn't make a big deal of being a 'female driver' ... which quickly gets old. I really hope this becomes a series."
Fresh Fiction

"Pedal to the metal from start to finish, Tammy Kaehler's sensational debut is a high-octane whodunit so real you can smell burnt rubber and racing fuel. Displaying a veteran's writing skills, Kaehler's Kate Reilly series is off to a jackrabbit start!"
—Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of One was a Soldier

"Every sport has its dark side and Tammy Kaehler blows the lid off the world of motorsport."
—Simon Wood, author of Did Not Finish
Learn more about the book and author at Tammy Kaehler's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Dead Man’s Switch.

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--Marshal Zeringue