Welcome back, Susan. I just finished reading the featured book today. It is wonderful. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I find that I write about trusting God a lot. I know this theme comes up often because I struggle with this in my life. I was raised to be very independent and to do for myself. To take charge and make things happen. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I learned to rely on God and at times I still fall back into the old me where I want to do things my way.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
I have a new romantic suspense series called The Justice Agency releasing in 2012. This series is about five adopted siblings who work in various fields of law enforcement until their adoptive parents are murdered. When the police can’t figure out who killed their beloved parents the Justice siblings come together to solve the case. They discover in the process that they like working together and they form an investigative agency called The Justice Agency. They dedicate the agency to helping people who traditional law enforcement is either unable or unwilling to help. Double Exposure, the first book of this series will release in June 2012 and Dead Wrong will release in November 2012.
We need to get them on my 2012 schedule. If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
I’d love to spend time with Charles Stanley. I listen to his weekly TV show every Sunday before church and during the week his radio program when I need encouraging. He is such an amazing man of God and I would just love to discuss life with him.
What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
I’d like to meet John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated when I was a child and I’ll never forget that time. Then of course there is still talk of a conspiracy theory so I would like to meet him and find out who the real man is behind all the media hype.
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
The most encouraging thing I can say is that all published authors have been rejected so you are in fine company. Some authors more times than others, but it is extremely rare for an author to have their first book published. So don’t give up. Keep trying and your time will come.
Tell us about the featured book.
The Christmas Witness, my third romantic suspense book in the Morgan Brothers series releases this month. This book features Reid Morgan, the oldest brother in the family. Here’s the back cover blurb.
When a criminal threatened to kill Megan Cash if she testified against him, she didn’t back down. Years later, he’s out of jail and ready for revenge against Megan and her daughter. The only one who can protect them is the former FBI agent who broke Megan’s heart.
But Reid Morgan isn’t the same man—he’s now a widowed father with a harrowing past. . .and a heart more guarded than ever. Still, he’s the only one who believes Megan when she says she’s in danger. Because someone wants to make this a Christmas she won’t live long enough to forget.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Norman Fowler was free to terrorize her again.
Terrifying, breath stopping, the man who’d held her at gunpoint during a bank robbery coming back into her life. Now he was here, striding across the gas station lot, heading toward her car. Had he seen her? Worse yet, followed her to make good on his threat?
Averting her face, she considered flooring the gas pedal and fleeing, but where could she go?
Two cars in front. One behind. Three at the island to the side. All with nozzles feeding gas tanks. She was trapped unless she wanted to jump from the car and take off running, making herself even more of a target.
C’mon, Megan. Deep breaths. Maybe it’s not him.
She’d seen him hundreds of times in the twelve years since she’d testified against him. The pockmarked face with the long jaw jutted out in anger, a tattered Tacoma Rainiers baseball cap snug on his head and hiding long dishwater blond hair, thinning in the back.
Hundreds of times she’d been wrong. Had to be wrong. He occupied a federal prison cell for robbing the bank where she’d worked. But today was different. He’d served his twelve-year sentence and could be free.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
Readers can learn more about me and my books at:
http://www.thesuspensezone.com Book review website
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Thank you, Susan, for the interesting interview.
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