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The New Neighbors: Q & A with Tamara G. Cooper + Giveaway


About the Book

Book: The New Neighbors

Author: Tamara G. Cooper

Genre: Cozy Suspense

Release date: September 6, 2023

Something isn’t right

Just when Sophie thinks life is returning to normal again, new neighbors move in next door. Right from the start, she senses that something’s off, something isn’t right…

Strange things begin to happen. Murders. Drones stalking her. Her home ransacked. Someone chasing her, hunting her. What is going on?

Burke Maguire, an old boyfriend who recently returned to their hometown as a police officer, isn’t as available to her as he was with their first case. He knows she’s in trouble, so why isn’t he helping her? Something isn’t right…

As she freefalls deeper and deeper into danger, she must outsmart the people after her, but will she figure out the who and why in time to stop their nefarious plans? And, for heaven’s sake, where is Burke when she needs him?


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About the Author

Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, one son, and four dogs. She enjoys the simple things of life: picnics, hiking, swimming, church, friends. She loves writing suspense with a touch of romance.





More from Tamara

Who can you trust? Looking into your best friend’s eyes, have you ever wondered if you really know her? Is who she’s presenting to the world—to you—really her?

How would you know if it is or isn’t?

Sophie O’Brion is a bestselling author in The New Neighbors. She’s a little quirky, funny, curious to a fault, daring, and loves writing murder mysteries that answer these very questions.

But what if these questions pop up in her life? An old boyfriend that she hasn’t seen in years comes back to Forman Falls and wants to be friends with her again. Should she trust him? Then, new neighbors move in next door, and she suspects something isn’t right. Strange things begin to happen. Murders. Drones stalking her. Her home ransacked. Someone chasing her, hunting her.

What is going on?

Who can she trust? Anyone?

I hope you read The New Neighbors, Book 2 of the Sophie O’Brion Mysteries series. I would suggest you first read The Vacant House, Book 1. Enjoy!

Author Interview

Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio? 

I love animals. I play the flute and the piano. I’m not a techy person. I was born a twin. 

I’m a singer. 
When did you first discover you had a passion for writing? 

I’m not sure that was a “discoverable” gift for me. I remember it as always being there. As soon as I could put sentences together, I was writing poetry or telling short stories. 


What drew you to your chosen genre? 

This question is easy! I LOVE solving puzzles, so, of course, I write mysteries, suspense, and romance. And since I have a sense of humor, I also write cozy mysteries. The New Neighbors is Book 2 in the Sophie O’Brion Mysteries series, and they are cozy suspense. 


What does your writing routine look like? 

I write when my son goes to school and sometimes, when he goes to sleep at night, I continue writing. I do have other things I have to get done during the day, but when I finish a task, I get back to my laptop. Sometimes, it’s the other way around: when I finish with my writing, I get other things done! 


Are you a planner or a pantser? 

100% - I’m a pantser. For people who don’t know the difference, there are people who outline their stories, sometimes every scene, before they start writing the story. I don’t. I sit at my computer and write what I “see” happening. My first draft is my “outline.” My husband laughs when I say something like, “Wow, I didn’t know that was going to happen!” This keeps my writing fresh and interesting for me and hopefully for the reader! 
If you had to describe your main character(s) in just three words, what would they be? 

Sophie is curious, intelligent, and brave, despite being a scaredy-cat.  
What was the most challenging part of bringing this story to life? 

I could see something coming down the pike for Sophie, and it would get in the way of writing her present story.It was a challenge knowing that something was coming but not in this story. 

What was the most rewarding? 

The End is always rewarding, but getting the love story right is such a deep sigh of relief! 
What do you hope readers will take away from the book? 

I want everything I write to bring glory to God, of course, but I want people to see that faith is an intrinsic part of a life. It’s not necessary to stop the story for a sermon or a Bible lesson but to weave the faith element in as if it’s just a normal part of the story.  


Thank you, Randi, for having me on your blog! I enjoyed it so much! 



Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 13

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 14

Stories By Gina, April 15 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, April 15

Texas Book-aholic, April 16

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 17

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, April 18 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, April 19

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 20

A Reader’s Brain, April 21 (Author Interview)

Lights in a Dark World, April 21

For Him and My Family, April 22

Life on Chickadee Lane, April 23

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 24

Artistic Nobody, April 25 (Author Interview)

Holly’s Book Corner, April 26


To celebrate her tour, Tamara is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



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