Tuesday, February 02, 2010
I’m very excited about this series from B&H Publishing, the Pure Enjoyment line. These books are longer books, allowing me, as an author, to delve deeper into the plot and issues. But not to worry, all my currently contracted books are romantic suspenses, with hints of mystery.
What conferences will you be attending this year? Will you be a speaker at any of them?
Since I’m the ACFW Conference Director, naturally I’ll be at that conference. Last year I taught at other conferences, but with my deadlines and schedule, the only conference I’m planning on attending at this time is ACFW’s.
If you were in charge of planning the panel discussion at a writing conference, what topic would the panel cover, and who would you ask to be on the panel, and why?
Personally? I’d like a panel regarding the changing trends in the industry. I’d ask publishers, editors, and agents to sit on the panel and share their insights and thoughts.
How important is it to you to be active in writing organizations?
VITAL. I can’t imagine journeying in the publishing industry without the benefits of writing organizations.
Where in the community or your church do you volunteer?
Since I still have small children at home in elementary school, I tend to concentrate my efforts in that arena.
And a very worthy arena that is. I remember the days. Who are the five people who have made the most impact on your life, and how?
Jesus Christ, first and foremost, for being my Lord and Savior. Without Him, I am nothing. My husband…because he inspires me daily with his strength and faith and unwavering support. My mother…because she’s such a strong woman who instilled in me such a love of family. My children…because once we were blessed with them, my entire life changed. Each day, I learn something new from them. It’s amazing. My closest best friends…because without them, I think I’d go crazy. They love me despite my flaws and are such encouragers and supporters.
If you could write the inscription on your tombstone, what would it be?
Ahh…hmmm….well, I guess what I’d like to see most is this: “She lived her faith and loved well.”
Deliver Us From Evil is truly a book of my heart. I watched a special on child trafficking that made me sick, yet I couldn’t stop watching it. As a mother of daughters, my heart ached at the atrocity these children live through. And while it sickened me, I knew I had to write a story to expose the horrors, as well as show justice can be served if people get involved.
Deliver Us From Evil is about a beautiful yet tough woman working in a beautiful yet tough setting, Brannon Callahan is a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Strong faith and a decorated history of service have kept her one step ahead of on-the-job dangers, but there’s no precedent for what’s about to happen. After a blizzard takes down a small helicopter carrying U.S. Marshal Roark Holland (already haunted by a recent tragedy), Brannon must save him in more ways than one and safeguard the donor heart he’s transporting to a government witness on the edge of death. Otherwise the largest child trafficking ring in history—with shocking links from Thailand to Tennessee—will slip further away into darkness along the Appalachian Trail.
Wow, tell us more. Please share the first page with us.
Where was backup?
Roark Holland squinted past the harsh streetlight glare to the vehicle that’d arrived only minutes ago. A van parked in a darkened part of the street. Parked at the curb of the old building housing the Pugsley family in Witness Protection. The family Roark needed to move to another safe house.
The family’s cover had been blown. With the Pugsley’s whereabouts known, their enemy would seek the total annihilation of anyone who could identify them, namely Mr. Pugsley.
Roark glanced in his rearview mirror. Still no team.
A light flipped on inside the van, just for a fraction of a second. But in that heartbeat, Roark took in the black jackets. The guns.
Grabbing his Beretta 98 in one hand, he pressed the transmit button on his radio with his other. “Demott, we have movement on the street. Where’s my backup?” He wasn’t prepared to go in alone—no tactical equipment, no comm, no extra ammo.
“Stay put, Holland. Team’s ETA, less than five minutes.”
The van door slid open.
“No time to wait. I’m going in.” Roark’s grip tightened on the Beretta.
Three men, decked out in black, stepped onto the road.
“Wait, Holland. Don’t go in without backup. That’s an order.”
You can't leave us hanging there. I need my copy of the book! Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
http://www.robincaroll.com/ is my official website. From there, readers can find my blogs, follow me on twitter and facebook, as well as sign up for my newsletter.
Thank you, Lena. It’s always a pleasure to visit your readers via your blog.
And thank you, Robin, for taking time out of your busy schedule to give us this glimpse into your life and your new book.
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