Good morning, friends!
I’m up for an interview today, but I opted to write a blog post instead of the usual Q & A. I hope that's all right with you.
I’m giving away a copy of my December release, Texas Christmas Defender.
I reviewed the typical interview questions and realized I've probably answered the same questions a hundred times. Maybe not a hundred times, but enough for you to know something about me--after all, I've been writing for publication for about eleven years. I started writing--submitting and hoping to be published--back in 2001, so I've been at this "game" for seventeen years.
BLAST FROM THE PAST . . .
Though I'd been writing and submitting for publication since 2001, it wasn't until December 2007 that my first novel released--Seasons of Love. I held a copy of my first book baby in my hands the last week in December . . .
|Original 2007 cover|
So, in essence, I'm celebrating --
TEN YEARS OF PUBLICATION
--this January 2018.
Now, a decade later, I've written somewhere in the vicinity of thirty plus novels. (I never know how to count the novellas.)
I've often been asked where I get my ideas.
How about . . . everywhere?
I remember attending my very first writer's conference--American Christian Writers (ACW)--in Austin in 2001. There, I met DiAnn Mills, Kathleen Y'Barbo, and Lynette Sowell. I asked them where they came up with their ideas. They told me to start asking "what if."
Since then I've trained myself to generate ideas on demand so much so that I can't stop the ideas! Everything has story potential, right?
Fast forward 10 years . . .
|Thread of Revenge, February 2018|
Thread of Revenge releases in February! Can I just say how exciting this is! I love writing novels!
Love creating fast-paced action adventure romantic suspense stories.
(Now, say that really fast, three times in a row. Ha!)
Something you might remember reading about me from previous interviews is that in my early years (high school) I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist. I love everything about the ocean. Instead of posters of the latest teenage crush, my walls were covered with posters of sea creatures. Well, that was one wall. The other wall had planets. I wanted to be an astronaut at one point too. But seriously, I was set to pursue anything related to the ocean in college.
But here's the clincher . . .
I took a SCUBA diving class in college and failed. My instructor said I was too nervous for him to
But marine biology was definitely for my character Sadie Strand in Thread of Revenge. See what I mean when I say I can live vicariously through my characters?
She's a scientist and knows how to research and investigate, so she's the perfect partner to help Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent, Gage Sessions. (Don't you just love his name?) Gage not only protects Sadie, but he's in the middle of solving a complicated case involving betrayal, revenge, murder and drug running. Researching this story took me a lot of places I would rather not go, but sometimes an author has to dive into dark places to get the goods.
I hope you'll get your hands on a copy of Thread of Revenge.
I'd love to hear what you think about the story--this is the first book in BRAND SPANKING NEW SERIES--Coldwater Bay Intrigue--set on the stunning Washington coast. You know me--setting always plays a big part in my stories.
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