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March 03, 2014


Hank Phillippi Ryan

One little word about HUET. Never.

Did I say? Never never never.

YOu are incredibly brave.

(I have been in a helicopter millions of times, and it is exhilarating--- when you are able to forget it is terrifying.)


Hank, I hear you! I don't deny that if I ever have to do it again, God forbid, that I won't approach it with some trepidation.

Jenny Hanahan, Mystery Most Cozy

I have ridden in a helicopter...once. And I do remember it being rather fun, but that was when I was much younger and didn't know I should be scared. lol

Donna Andrews

I'm with Hank. Can't imagine doing HUET. You're a more valiant researcher than I am. The scariest thing I've done in the name of research was make several caving trips, which is pretty tame compared with what you're describing. Can YOU say "claustrophobia?"


Jenny, what I remember about the copter ride was its smoothness and finesse. Takeoff is nothing like the blunt instrument of a plane. The chopper's ability to hover in place before moving forward is truly remarkable.


Donna I guess it depends on the cave! There are some pretty scary ones in the world.

Donna Andrews

Kwei, these were very ordinary West Virginia and western Virginia caves, not the really scary ones. The guys I caved with kept talking about one that had a section they called "The Agony." I passed on that one. Anything these guys called "agony" was bound to be more than I could handle!

Mary S.

Caves, submerged helicopters - NEWS FLASH - ALL SCARY. :) No depending on, no very ordinary. All way too scary. :)

On the other hand, Kwei and Donna, consider the money and fame that your bravery could earn you - write and star in a reality show on The Crazy Lengths I Go To For My Readers!!! Yes! It would be great! :)

Kwei, thank you so much for being with us today. I'm glad to hear about this exciting new book.


Mary: Reality Show. Hmm, let me think about this for a sec.


And thanks to you too, Mary, and the other readers for your enthusiasm.

Lise McClendon

As long as I don't have to be underwater and upside down to read it, I'm looking forward to your book, Kwei. Love a great new setting I don't know much about! Congratulations and keep doing that crazy research.

Kwei Quartey

Thank you, Lise.

Angelina Coppola

Hi All!

Angelina from Rare Bird Lit here. We're working with Kwei on MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS.

I am really excited to announce the giveaway winner(s). Yes, we selected two!

Hank and Lise, congratulations! Please send your contact information to angelina@rarebirdlit.com.

Thanks so much to everyone for participating and for your support!!

Dana Cameron

Wow, I'm late to the party, but what a post! Thanks for blogging with the Femmes Fatales, Kwei! (For the record: helicopters, yes, HUET, no)

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