by Tina Czarnota
I love this question for it gives me good reason to flit through the corridors of my mind and revist my age old query: "Why didya do it?"
As a kid, I loved being spooked by the famous ghouls of vintage, mystery movies. Black & white images made more scary with filmming techniques used by old-time Hollywood.
So, it only made sense that when I learned to read, I mean really read, that I would graduate from Dick and Jane to Nancy Drew and later, Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle and more.
Then there are the estates. Those magnificent homes, those quaint, properties -- which many B&B Inns inhabit that have been lovingly restored to their former grandeur and charm. And, because they are usually old, these structures have a mysterious, romantic feel that new dwellings just don't possess. Therefore, there's the allure for speculation and mystery, of how life may have been for the former tenants of these estates. Great backdrops for my mysteries most cozy.
Another love of mine is laughter, comedy...which finds its way into my mysteries most mischievous by way of quirky yet believable characters. They add just enough to soften any rough edges of malice.
So with my love of scary movies, reading whodunits, spooky yet gracious old estates, sensible comedy...well, it was only natural. Natural that I would write murder mystery novels at take place at my imaginary Bed & Breakfast Inn.
Tina Czarnota is an inn-thusiast and sponsor of Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day. Tina hopes to have her novel based screenplays produced and made into films, thus giving the bed & breakfast hospitality industry a bigger spot on the map. She can be reached through her website: www.tinaczarnota.com
Tina is our first guest blogger at Innteractive Inns. If you would like to participate as a guest blogger and have something to share pertinent to the bed and breakfast industry, please let us know. email: innkeeperva AT gmail DOT.COM (change formatting when emailing)