Today my guest is Frances Aylor, author of Money Grab, a financial thriller. Frances is not only a terrific writer, but she knows the world of investing. She’s giving away 1 copy of Money Grab to a lucky winner. Just leave a comment … it could be you.
Can women manage money? Many men don’t think they can. A lot of women aren’t too sure, either. They think investing is too complicated or too boring.
Check out Money Grab, my fast-paced financial thriller that explores the cutthroat business of managing money, where fear and greed are primary motivators, and advisors will do almost anything to attract and keep clients.
Robbie Bradford, the heroine of Money Grab, is a financial advisor who manages money for wealthy clients. In her mid-thirties, she’s smart, ambitious and very good at her job, which puts her on the fast track to partnership. She’s also a wife and mother, struggling to balance the needs of her family with the demands of her firm.
Then a family tragedy changes everything. Robbie is overcome with guilt and grief, and directs all the blame toward her colleague Vivian. When Vivian is killed, Robbie becomes the primary murder suspect. Can she find the killer before she’s the next victim of a malicious money grab?
Why did I write this book? Because I love investing. I love travel (part of Money Grab takes place in the Caribbean). And I love mysteries.
I hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and worked in the investment industry. My job took me to conferences in New York, New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco and Vancouver. I interviewed company managements and Wall Street analysts. I toured an electrical power plant in Argentina and spent a day on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Not exactly boring, right? Then my company downsized following the 2008 financial crisis. Suddenly unemployed, I decided it was time to follow up on my dream of someday writing a novel.
It was a lot harder than I thought. James River Writers, a local organization, provided good information on both the craft and business of writing. Sisters in Crime, a national organization of female mystery writers, helped me understand the criminal mind. My writing critique groups inspired me to revise and revise and revise, until I had a manuscript that I thought was ready for publication. The book came out in May 2017, and I am thrilled and humbled by the warm responses I have received from readers, many of whom have invited me to speak at their book clubs. I have also won IngramSpark’s 2017 Rising Star Award for new authors.
Money Grab is the first in a series of Robbie Bradford novels. I’m working on the second now, which will include several of the characters from Money Grab. The new novel is set in Switzerland, where the family of Robbie’s client is squabbling about their inheritance. Like Money Grab, it is fast-paced, full of action, and will keep you turning pages to find out what happens next.
Connect with Frances:
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2mYcniu
Money Grab buy link: http://amzn.to/2rpSzJD