Ronie Kendig is a bestselling, award-winning, author who grew up an Army brat. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her hunky hero husband have a full life with four children, a Maltese Menace, and a retired military working dog in Northern Virginia. She can be found at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction), Twitter (@roniekendig), Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/RonieK), and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/roniek/)!
S.S: Do you write full time? If the answer is no, what else do you do? If you are a full time author, what other jobs did you have in the past?
Yes, I am a full-time author, but I am also a homeschooling mom. I have four children and have graduated half of them, leaving me with my fifteen-year-old twin sons. I’m investing more time with them during these final years to help prepare them for college.
S.S: Do you write in any other genres? If so, what?
For the last five years, I have written military suspense and been published in that genre, but I have, simultaneously, written speculative (fantasy, science fiction) stories. It’s with great joy that I will see the first of those speculative novels published next year. Embers, book 1 of Abiassa’s Fire, will release September 2015 from Enclave Publishing.
S.S: How does your faith play into your writing?
Faith is an integral part of who I am and how I live my live, so it will invariably filter into my writing. However, I approach each story with the intent of letting the faith element, however small or large, be organic to the character and the story itself. Raptor 6 had a much stronger and more obvious faith thread than Hawk, but there are elements of faith in both stories.
S.S: Tell us about your current release.
Hawk is the second book in the Quiet Professional series and features the heroes who were the ODA team in the A Breed Apart series about military working dogs. Here is the blurb for Hawk: Raptor’s communications expert, Staff Sergeant Brian “Hawk Bledsoe is struggling with his inner demons, leaving him on the verge of an “other than honorable discharge. Plagued with corrupted intel, Raptor team continues to track down the terrorist playing chess with their lives. Afghan pilot Fekiria Haidary is devastated when a systems glitch on her aircraft forces a weapons launch on a safe target. And when the deadly bombing separates Brian from the team, he must make an impossible choice: save his brothers-in-arms, or save the woman and children depending on him to survive a brutal snowstorm
S.S: What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on finishing Embers, the first of my fantasy novels to find a publishing home. In addition to that I’m working on a new paramilitary suspense series.
S.S: Now let’s get a little personal. Name two things on your “bucket list” that you haven’t done yet.
It’s been my lifelong dream to visit Israel, to walk where Jesus walked. I’m determined to fill that dream in the next 5 years. Also, I want to go to Hawaii, and it looks like my husband and I will do that next year for our 25th anniversary.
S.S.: Where can readers find you on the internet?
I can be found at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction), Twitter (@roniekendig), Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/RonieK), and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/roniek/)!
Ronie is giving away a copy of HAWK! Just leave a comment, along with your contact information, and we'll pick a winner next week!