Decca’s Page

Decca PriceAnyone who shares a home with loving cats knows they can’t resist being where you are, especially if a computer is involved. So I made a deal with “Trouble” and “Mischief”: They get a blog and I get more uninterrupted writing time. (That’s the idea anyway…)

Here’s a bit about me.

Unraveling mysteries form Decca Price’s earliest memories, whether she was exploring her grandmother’s cupboards on a rainy Saturday afternoon or the darkest corners of the local library after school. The Nancy Drew book her great-aunt sent all the way from California one Christmas (The Mystery of the Old Clock) put her on a track that led to Agatha Christie paperbacks happily shared with her mother, along with the copy of Jane Eyre she devoured the summer she was 12, Wuthering Heights, Green Mansions, all of the Judy Bolton mystery books and everything she could find by Daphne du Maurier, Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Helen McInnes and Thomas B. Costain.

A romantic in the classic sense, she loves Pride and Prejudice, of course, but finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Morland, sometimes musing that a juicy murder or a grim family secret could only make that great book perfect.

Her interests in literature, history and romance led to college degrees in education and English literature and a lasting love for the Victorian novel — particularly Dickens, Trollope and Collins, all of whom knew mystery lies at the heart of every great romance.

Among contemporary writers, she admires P.D. James, Ruth Rendell and Minette Walters as the queens of modern mystery and psychological thrillers, and Anne Perry’s works have a special place on her book shelves.

A published writer – from poetry and reflective essays in the college literary magazine to award-winning journalism – Price lives in Central Pennsylvania with two cats and too many books to count. When she is not reading, she likes to garden, entertain, travel — and write.

She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writing Association, Penn Writers and Sisters in Crime.

Decca’s first novel, Daughter of Eve, set in rural late Victorian England, is is final edits. It changed mightily since the first draft — including the title and some character names — but the essential idea remains. This is how it seemed in those early days. Decca is now working on a mystery series set in 1870s London.

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