Today is the second in a series of posts with Author Margaret Mizushima and Agent Terrie Wolf.

Author Margaret Mizushima and agent Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management answer questions about their affiliation and the book KILLING TRAIL: A TIMBER CREEK K-9 MYSTERY to be released on December 8, 2015 by Crooked Lane Books.


Who is your favorite character in the book? Why?

Margaret: My favorite character has to be Deputy Mattie Lu Cobb. She’s a tough cookie and very savvy, yet she’s vulnerable. She’s a loner and has a lot of baggage to tote around, which she will unpack slowly throughout the series. And although she views her world in a suspicious light, she’s still a positive thinker and believes in herself.

Terrie: I have several favorite characters. I like Mattie, and I love Robo. They’re great partners. I also have a secret crush on Cole. He’s kind and caring, but just rough enough around the edges and vulnerable enough to get under my skin. I have my own suspicion about who should play this character on the big screen.

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Margaret Mizushima is the author of Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery to be released December 8, 2015 by Crooked Lane Books. After earning a master’s degree in speech pathology, Margaret practiced in a hospital and her own rehabilitation agency, and now she assists her husband with their veterinary clinic and Angus cattle herd. Her short story “Hay Hook” was published in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology Crossing Colfax. She enjoys reading and hiking and lives in Colorado on a small farm where she and her husband raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. She can be found on Facebook/AuthorMargaretMizushima, on Twitter @margmizu, and on her website at

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