Bethany lives in Houston with her husband, daughter, son, and vampire cat, Snarf. After practicing as an RN for five years, Bethany left the nursing field to pursue a writing passion the Lord planted in her heart when she was a child. As Nancy Drew mysteries were her guilty pleasure during those early years, she naturally gravitates her pen toward the things that go bump in the night, and most of her plots have a psychological spin.
She’s allergic to cheese, Sulfa drugs, and people who stop in the middle of intersections while driving.
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Bethany's next book, Murdered Above Volcanoes, will be released in 2015.
MURDERED BETWEEN STALAGMITES (Novella)
They thought they were going to become reality show stars.
What they got was murder.
When Jacob Mercer is trapped with seven strangers in a series of caves, he determines to seek out the mysterious predator responsible for the hoax which lured them there.
Then, one of the inhabitants is murdered the first night, and Jacob has to play detective.
Will he uncover the killer of Siren Song Caves? Or will the killer find a way out before anybody else?
Character Interview for Suspense Sisters: Jacob Mercer
SS: Hello, Jacob. I understand you got yourself mixed up in some crazy hoax, in those Blue Ridge Mountains caves. Why did you decide to play detective?
JM: I guess I'm just a nosy kind of guy. That, and because nobody else had time. They were all just concentrating on surviving.
SS: You sound like someone I'd like to have around in an emergency. Do you keep a cool head in those kinds of situations?
JM: Depends on the situation. Mostly I just like to ask, “what if?” and “why?” I question everyone's motives. (squinting) Speaking of which, why are you asking me all these questions, anyway? (winks) Just kidding.
SS: What do you think is your greatest weakness, Jacob?
JM: I hold everyone at arm's length. It's hard for me to trust people enough to let them in. If you're in, it's because I've known you and watched you for a very. Long. Time.
SS: What about Sherri? Did you let her in?
JM: (fumbling with keys in his jeans pocket and expelling a quick breath) Sherri Eason and I are still getting to know each other. I prefer not to comment further.
SS: Please show me what is in your pockets, besides your keys.
JM: What? Um...okay. (empties pockets out on the counter) This powder and medicine dropper make up my fingerprint kit. I learned to keep those close so I don't have to improvise with whatever's on hand. That scrap of paper is a ticket stub from a Skillet concert I took Sherri to. I always carry a small pad of paper and a pencil, also. I've ruined one too many loads of laundry, leaving pens in my pocket.
SS: Okay. Thanks for the interview, Jacob.
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