Thursday, February 11, 2010
I love to write! And I’ve always been a storyteller. So the two seemed a good mix. :-) But more than that – I was living overseas when I began writing for publication and it just wasn’t practical to try and break into the non-fiction/magazine article market. So, I dove into learning how to write a novel…and found my niche. I’ve always loved fiction, so perhaps, deep down, I’ve always been a novelist.
If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I’d love to be an editor. I love to help people craft stories and see them come to life. I believe in the power of story to affect and change lives, and I’d like to be a part of that process.
I commend you for all you do to help aspiring novelists. If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
1940’s -1950’s. I love the values, the fashion, the music…I would have joined up to be in the military (maybe a WASP) or a war correspondent. :-) (But I would have had the cutest shoes!)
I was born in the 1940's--a WWII baby. What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
That when He gives us a blessing, or a gift, or a skill, He wants us to share it. It’s not just for us – it’s for His kingdom.
And isn't that a wonderful thing to really live out? Tell us about the featured book.
Please give us the first page of the book.
PJ Sugar had been born to sneak up on people. She clearly possessed the instincts of a panther, with the ability to find her prey and slink up to them in the shadows, pouncing only when they least suspected.
Suspected adulterer Rudy Bagwell didn’t have a prayer of escaping.
“I’m telling you, Jeremy, we’re going to nail him this time.” She wasn’t sure why she felt the need to keep her voice to just a hoarse whisper into the cell phone or even to slink down into the bucket seat of her VW Bug—it wasn’t like Rudy or his cohort in crime, Geri Fitz, would hear her.
PJ glanced at the digital clock on the dash. It glared 2:14 a.m., a resounding gavel bang to Rudy’s guilt.
After all, who would be sneaking around after midnight?
Without, er, a good reason. Like a stakeout.
“I followed him to the Windy Oaks Motel off Highway 12,” she continued. She glanced at the soot-dark picture window next to the peeling door of the ancient one-story motel. A brass number eight, slanted at a corrupt angle, glared against the parking lot lights as if spotlighting the sin behind the closed doors.
If she were picking a location to have a tryst with her old high-school sweetheart, she might have aimed higher than a graying yellow motel edged with weeds, a broken swing-set, a muddy sandbox, and a Dumpster stuffed with a ripped prison-striped mattress. Oh, the romance.
Just sitting in the greasy parking lot made her itch, as if she might be the one engaging in the skullduggery.
Now that she was a PI in training, she got to use words like that. She had even highlighted this one in the Basics of Private Investigation manual Jeremy had assigned her to read as part of her apprenticeship. She had read the “Stakeout” chapter three times. And, if she did say so herself, had the “Tailing Your Suspect” techniques down to a science.
Nope, Rudy wasn’t getting away with cheating on his wife. Not with PJ Sugar on the job.
Sounds like a fun read. I love your books. How can readers find you on the Internet?
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