Thursday, March 24, 2022

Guest Author Day and a Giveaway: Gone Away by Terry Korith Fischer


Discover the newest book by author Terry Korith Fischer, Gone Before and make sure to enter the giveaway as well. Terry Korth Fischer will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. The tour is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions and you can find all the tour stops HERE.

An Interview with Terry Korith Fischer

What would we find under your bed?

You would find a rolling storage box with sweaters, thermal underwear, and knit hats in the summer months. However, in fall and winter, the storage container is stuffed with swimming suits and beach attire. 


What was the scariest moment of your life?

About five years ago, I was performing in an outdoor pageant. I didn’t want my cell phone to ring in the middle of the performance, and I turned it off. A few hours later, I pulled out the phone to call and say I was running late and found a message from my husband. He had been in an accident at Elm and First. He was blind. Before I startle anyone, he was ultimately okay. Since childhood, he has been blind in one eye, and because of the mishap, his good eye was swollen shut, rendering him blind. The scariest moments of my life were those spent locating him; he was no longer at the intersection of Elm and First.  


Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?

I like to write without music. The sounds coming from other rooms in the house are comforting, but the music itself I find distracting.


What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year?

This year I anticipate the release of two books, the second book in Rory Naysmith Mysteries and a cozy summer novella. For 2023, I’m working on a third Rory Naysmith book and plan a cozy mystery with a church secretary as the protagonist.  


How long did it take you to write this book?

I drafted Gone Before during NaNoWriMo 2019. Then put it away in 2020 to concentrate on Gone Astray, which was released in February 2021. I polished and submitted Gone Before, working on and off between promoting the new release and other author chores. I estimate it took nine months to complete and another three months with the publisher to get it ready for publication—so, one year. Incidentally, the first book took eight years.

GENRE:   Mystery

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Small-town detective, Rory Naysmith, thought he’d seen it all, but a young woman’s brutal murder is especially hard to stomach. Doubly so, when he recognizes the murder’s MO is identical to that of Tobias Snearl—the killer he put behind bars a decade before. His frustration grows after a series of senseless accidents plague those dearest to him, and a second woman dies—this one too close to home. Searching for answers, Rory races against time, plunging deep into the murder investigations, drawing ever closer to becoming a casualty of the dark, angry deeds himself, until he finds no one is who they pretend to be—and none are beyond evil’s reach.

Excerpt One:


In the distance, the railroad bridge stretched from Nebraska over the Missouri River and touched the Iowa shore. Someone had mounded boulders farther down. Perhaps they’d been removed from the grounds and left there for a retaining wall. More likely, they were hidden from view, too heavy to move elsewhere. They were an eyesore, starting at the tree line, topping three feet, and spreading down to the water’s edge. Rory scrambled up the stack, intent on gaining the elevated advantage, the moss-covered boulders felt slippery under the smooth leather soles of his shoes.


When he reached the top, he caught a whiff of cigarette smoke—or was it marijuana?


He pivoted quickly and lost purchase. To break the fall, he instinctively put out his hands, and his foot slid into a crevice between two large stones. His forearms smashed against the hard surface. The force of his body slam moved the boulders which then interlocked around his foot.


From behind, he heard someone run off through the trees. He cursed, pushed up, ignored the complaints from his knees, and hand-walked his upper body back to his feet. With one foot captive, and kneeling over the other, he awkwardly righted himself. Then gave a tug. The vise-grip held tight. His palms felt razor-scraped. He reached for the phone, but it wasn’t there.


It took a moment to spot his lifeline, five feet away and out of reach.


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Terry Korth Fischer writes mystery and memoir. Her memoir, Omaha to Ogallala, was released in 2019. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies in print and online. Terry is a member of Sisters in Crime, Pennwriters, Inc, and Clear Lake Area Writers. Transplanted from the Midwest, Terry lives in Houston with her husband and their two guard cats. She enjoys a good mystery, heat and humidity, and long summer days. Visit her website at


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Terry Korth Fischer said...

Thank you for the opportunity to tour with you! Much appreciated.

Bea LaRocca said...

Good morning. Thank you for sharing your bio, interview and book details. If you could travel back in time to any period in history, where would you go and why? Or would you choose to travel to the future instead?

Sherry said...

Sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading.

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed reading the interview, Terry, and Gone Before sounds like a thrilling edge of your seat read for me to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular weekend!

Edgar Gerik said...

Great interview

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