Rookie detectives Lark and Connor Ba are back on the case! When a pair of diamond earrings goes missing from the neighborhood general store, Lark and Connor just happen to be in the right place at the right time. Carefully mining the adults for clues, the twin sleuths work together to solve the mystery. Lark and the Diamond Caper is the second title in the Lark Ba Detective series, following Lark Holds the Key.
What planning and research did you do for you book?
Well, of course, the General Store carries all *kinds* of groceries, so I made sure I ate lots of chocolate so I knew how it would feel to be surrounded by treats, all day. 😉
What is your favorite part of being a writer?
There are too many things—from the rush of getting in that last page on the first draft, seeing the final product, getting reader feedback, and talking to students at school visits—to pick just one.
What’s your favorite movie or TV show? The show you binge watched the fastest?
Hahaha, ooohhh, too many to even list!
What’s your biggest indulgence?
Cookies, tea, and carbs!
What do you admire most in a book?
I always admire the author. It takes a lot of hard work to create a story and write a book. I’m always impressed at people who are willing to work the early mornings and late nights, all so they can make a story for someone else’s enjoyment.
You’re stranded on a desert island and are allowed 3 books—which do you choose?
1) HOW TO GET OFF A DESERT ISLAND
(2) GETTING OFF DESERT ISLANDS FOR DUMMIES
(3) THE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO GETTING OFF A DESERT ISLAND
What’s your favorite genre to read? To Write? What draws you to these?
I don’t have a favorite when it comes to reading or writing, as long as the story idea catches my attention, I’m in!
What has been your most unlikely adventure?
That’s a great question! As someone who regularly gets lost in her basement, every day holds the potential for an unlikely adventure.
What is your favorite book from your childhood?
The Little Engine That Could— Watty Piper
Lark and the Diamond Caper is available now.
Award-winning author Natasha Deen moved to Canada as a child to escape the racial and political violence of Guyana, South America, and she has called many places home, including Ontario, British Columbia and New York. When she’s not writing, she loves visiting schools and facilitating workshops for libraries and writing organizations. Natasha lives in Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, visit www.natashadeen.com. Follow her on Twitter @natasha_deen.