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Character Interview ft Marty Golden | UNCLE AND ANTS by Marc Jedel Book Tour | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS Presents Cozy Mystery

Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery (Book 1) by Marc Jedel is on book tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and stops at Readero...

Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery (Book 1) by Marc Jedel is on book tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis with a character interview. Enjoy!

Interview with Marty Golden,

Protagonist in Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery (Book 1)

Do you have a personal motto?
I try to live by words from my dad: “If the appetizers are good, eat them. You never know what’s coming for dinner.”

What’s on your nightstand?  
Oh yeah, I’ve been meaning to get one of those.

In my refrigerator right now?
Hmm, I’m really not sure. My nieces ordered a bunch of groceries delivered when they were staying with me a few weeks ago. Could be anything.

What’s on your bedroom floor right now?
Carpeting. Is that the kind of answer you’re looking for? Doesn’t everyone have carpeting? I hate those fancy hotel rooms with hardwood floors. It’s way too cold to step on bare floors in the mornings. I guess you could leave slippers near the bed. Of course, then I’d have to answer this question with ‘hardwood floors’ or ‘slippers’. That’s too complicated. I like carpeting.

What’s your most treasured possession.
A Barry Bonds autographed baseball. He was a famous baseball player, in case that wasn’t clear. I keep it right under this cool drawing my nieces made for me after they stayed with me while their mom was in the hospital. After finding that dead body, I decided to buy this really cool app for my phone. I could tell you about that if you were interested.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
Well, my mother would say passing tenth grade English. My answer would be different. I’d say my greatest accomplishment happened just in the last few weeks. I became partners with Sergeant Mace Jackson as we solved a murder. Shh! I’m not supposed to make that public. He doesn’t want anyone to know about us working together. His actual words were “Don’t ever say that again.” But I’m sure he only said it like that because other cops were nearby.

What early event shaped you the most?
When my younger sister, Laney, managed to get me in trouble with our parents for the first time. I realized I had to up my game.

Complete the following sentence: “I am the kind of person who ...“
… hates completing sentences that start like this.

What is the one word you would use to define yourself? What is the one word others would use to define you?
I’d say ‘persistent’. I hate to give up when one more attempt might solve the problem. That’s usually a sign of a good engineer. Others have called me ‘obsessive’. Yet, often a person’s biggest strengths are also their greatest weaknesses. I prefer ‘persistent’, it’s more positive.

If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?
Can I bring someone else? If I can, maybe I’d go with my kids to opening day of Disneyland. Of course, the Tomorrowland would be really lame. But, wow, those vintage T-shirts and tickets would be worth a bundle now.

What makes you laugh?
Me. I really crack myself up sometimes.

What annoys you?
Software bugs. And green salsa. What’s with that? Salsa should be red. Green seems cool and calming when you see it in a dish. Kinda pretty even. But, watch out! It’s a big fake out. Green salsa is way spicy … I’m not going back to that place again.

What is the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?  
What!? Hey, that’s not a fair question to spring on me. I was promised this was going to be a friendly interview, not probing about that humiliating time when I  … Can we move on? Geez.

What do you feel most passionately about?  
That seems a little personal, too. Are you going to publish this? Do I need to get an agent? What did my boss get me into? I thought this was a reward for my outstanding work. Can Laney help me, she’s an HR rep. … Well, ok. I’m not sure I’m passionate about them, but I like tacos. Just no green salsa. Ok?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Is this a trick question? I mean it feels like one. If I say there’s nothing, then I sound pompous and arrogant. But, if I say something real, does that count against me? Is someone keeping score?

How do you feel about your life being made into a book?
I don’t understand. What book?

Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery. It’s a humorous murder mystery. Surely, you’ve heard of it?
No, sorry. Lately, I’ve been too busy to read. There has been this guy who seems to be watching me all the time and writing down whatever I’m saying. It’s not like I’m paranoid or anything. But, it’s as if he’s inside my head and knows what I’m thinking. He follows me around everywhere. Is it paranoid if it’s the truth?

Thanks, Marty for your time. Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery (Book 1) will only remain $0.99 for a short while so be sure to pick it up today at Amazon. For more about the book or author, please visit

About the Book
Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
BGM Press (October 11, 2018)
Paperback: 287 pages
ISBN-10: 1732716404
ISBN-13: 978-1732716407
Digital: ASIN: B07H68L6XR
Mysterious attacks. Mischievous nieces. Can a clueless uncle catch a tech-savvy killer … and be home before bedtime?
When a freak accident hospitalizes Marty Golden’s sister and condemns him to babysitter duty, he thinks it’s just another case of hardwired bad luck in Silicon Valley. Until a suspicious murder suggests the mishap was no mere coincidence. Something must be done.
Too bad this quirky, fashion-backward uncle isn’t exactly hero material.
Convinced his sister is in mortal danger, this amateur sleuth follows clues to an oddball array of suspects. Armed with nothing but an eye for detail and powers of self-delusion, Marty tangles with gangsters, a cantankerous school secretary, and a perplexing woman he can’t help but fall for. Glitches in his investigation seem like a piece of cake compared to dinner-prep and bedtime stories with his two precocious, pre-teen nieces.
Can Marty catch the culprit, save his sister, and get his life back in order before he gets unplugged?
Uncle and Ants is the first novel in a refreshingly modern mystery series set in Silicon Valley. If you like clever humor, sassy side characters, and average Joes facing extraordinary circumstances, then you’ll love this twisty mystery.
Buy Uncle and Ants to login to a fresh, funny mystery today!
~Updated 10/10/2018
About the Author
In my family, I was born first — a fact my sister never lets me forget, no matter what milestone age she hits.
For most of my life, I've been inventing stories. Some, especially when I was young, involved my sister as the villain. As my sister's brother for her entire life, I'm highly qualified to tell the tale of the evolving, quirky sibling relationship in Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery.
My writing skills were honed in years of marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley. While my high-tech marketing roles involved crafting plenty of fiction, we called these marketing collateral, emails, and ads.
My family and friends would tell you that Marty's character isn't much of a stretch of the imagination for me, but I proudly resemble that remark.
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  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Uncle and Ants" by Marc Jedel. The interview with Marty Golden was a hoot! Can't wait for the opportunity to read this book.
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  2. Thank you for hosting. The book sounds like a fun read. Have fun with your book publicity.


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