. Tell us how
much of yourself you write into your characters. Virginia
First, I’d like to say thank you to
for hosting me. I’m super psyched to be here! I always add a small piece of
myself into my characters. Otherwise, I don’t think I would be able to relate
to them and care about their journey enough to finish writing the book. I also
hope my readers see a small part of themselves in my characters as well.
What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I’m a huge fan of garage sales. More than once I’ve come across a home that I thought was having a sale only to discover that they were only cleaning out their garage!
When did you first discover you were a writer?
I’ve always made up stories in my head, but in fourth grade I was given a creative writing assignment, and I loved it. Not only was it my first A in my school career, it was also the beginning of my love of writing.
Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
Romantic suspense is my favorite genre by far, but I enjoy reading women’s fiction and anything with time travel as well. I also enjoy historical non-fiction and I’m a true crime fanatic.
How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I recently added my two little nephews aged 8 and 6 to my household, so I’ve had to make some adjustments to my schedule in order to care for them. But what I’ve found is that stopping to play with them reminds me what life is truly all about.
How do you choose your characters’ names?
Whenever I see or hear a name I like, I instantly get a mental image or feeling about the character. I make notes about what or how I feel and then when I’m ready to write a story needing a character with those characteristics, I already have my name picked out.
A good idea. What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Being a published writer. It’s been my dream for most of my life, and I spent years telling people this was my goal. To finally reach it was an amazing accomplishment because it required years of hard work, determination, and persistence.
If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
I would be an ordinary house cat. For me, they live the perfect life, sleeping whenever and wherever they want, playing all day, and when you don’t feel like being social, no one judges you. LOL.
What is your favorite food?
My all-time favorite food is my mama’s spaghetti. I’ve tried making it like she does, but I just don’t have the right touch.
What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
I was always a pantser, but when I started writing for Love Inspired and had to write proposals and finish a story within a time frame, I had to learn to plot out my stories in order to write quickly. It was a huge learning curve for me, but it’s definitely made me much more productive.
Tell us about the book.
When Blake Michaels's cover as a local cop is blown and a corrupt officer attempts to kill him, he's forced to go on the run. Under his protection is Holly Mathis, also a target for what she may know about her late husband's investigation into corruption on the police force. Blake can't complete his assignment without help from the beautiful widow, but getting close to a woman again is out of the question. Trapped inside the town limits by police barricades, Blake won't surrender the mission until he finds the source of the deadly drug ring that brought him here. But as he circles closer to his target, can he get his man—and save his woman—without sacrificing his own life?
Please give us the first page of the book.
Blake Michaels pulled into the parking lot of
and cut the engine. He spotted Mason Webber’s police cruiser a few rows away.
Mason was sitting behind the wheel. Blake reached for his pistol and tucked it
into the waistband of his jeans. He didn’t know what Mason wanted, but he
suspected it couldn’t be good. Northshore Medical Center
He and Mason weren’t on the best of terms and his call asking Blake to meet him had been cryptic. Besides, Blake had gotten used to trusting no one. That’s what made this job perfect for him. After his fiancée Miranda had betrayed him, distrust came easily to him. And he had a lot of reasons to distrust the town’s police force, especially Mason Webber.
Blake got out, pulled his shirt over his weapon and then headed for Mason’s cruiser. The sound of jackhammers reached his ears, but he realized it was only construction happening outside the hospital.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love to hear from my readers. They can contact me through my website www.virginiavaughanonline or through Facebook at www.facebook/ginvaughanbooks.
It’s been my pleasure. I’m eager to read this book.
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