From the Booking Desk:

The subject of this week’s Composite Sketch is somebody already familiar to the followers of BOLO Books. You have not doubt seen one or more of the Triple Time posts here on the blog. Along with myself and Dru Ann, Lesa Holstine participates in that feature, so it is only fitting that she stop by to take part in this new feature as well. As a librarian, Lesa is a font of knowledge and her blog is a must follow. Let’s see how she answers our weekly questions.

Name: Lesa Holstine
Location: Lesa’s Book Critiques

This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:

My mother. Like me, she was widowed in her fifties. But, she told me the one thing I’ve always remembered. She said, “Life is going to be different. But, it can be just as good.” She has been active for the last twenty-five years, and made her life interesting, and very good. She inspires me every day.

One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:

Louise Penny. I’ve known Louise since her second book came out. I’ve watched her work a room, and introduce herself to everyone there, and a year later, come back and remember them. She cares deeply for people. I watched her with Michael, her husband, and I saw her grace during his decline and death. Grace. Grace is the perfect word to describe Louise Penny.

STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:

Robert B. Parker’s Spenser. I read every book, including the ones Parker wrote about a young Spenser. How can you go wrong with a man who cooks, reads, knows poetry, likes sports, and is loyal to those he loves?

People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):

Ramin Karimloo. He’s a singer/actor. I saw him four times as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway. He played the Phantom for the 25th Anniversary Phantom of the Opera. I’ve seen him in concert, and, most recently, as the villain in Anastasia on Broadway. And, his picture is the screensaver on my cell phone. I met him, and it’s the selfie he took at that time.

My personal catch phase is (or should be):

It is. “All I ever wanted out of life is to be warm.” That’s why I spent 18 years in Florida, and 8 in Arizona. I love the heat, and hope to be able to eventually return to a hot climate.

Find out more about Lesa Holstine here.