. Why do you
write the kind of books you do? Virginia
I’m a huge fan of true crime so romantic suspense suits me well. I get my happily-ever-after story along with a dose of danger.
Sounds good to me. Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
I have two of them—the days my sons were born. They’re now 28 and 25 so I’m still waiting on what I know will be my next happiest day—grandbabies!
Oh, yeah. Those grandbaby days are marvelous. After my first one was born, I went home and wrote a children’s picture book about it. How has being published changed your life?
My life has changed a lot since I got published. I’m doing what I love and what I’ve dreamed of for so long. I’ll admit, it was a jolt to discover that there are parts of this job I don’t like doing and days when I wish I was anything but a writer, but in the end, I’m telling stories for a living. What could be better than that?
What are you reading right now?
I’m currently reading a true crime book by Ann Rule titled In the Still of the Night, and a book about overcoming Dyslexia which one of the nephews I’m currently raising has.
What is your current work in progress?
I’m currently working on the second book in my new series for Love Inspired Suspense. The series is called Covert Operatives and the first book, Cold Case Cover-Up is due to release in August of 2018.
What would be your dream vacation?
I haven’t done a lot of traveling in my life so just about any trip would be great, but I would love to travel to
How do you choose your settings for each book?
In choosing settings, I try to stay as close to my home in
Mississippi as possible.
As I’ve stated, I haven’t done much traveling so southern culture is what I
know. Therefore, I limit my settings to the Southeastern states like Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana.
I’d love to expand that one day soon.
If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
Wow, that’s a difficult question. I would probably choose Robert Downey, Jr. mostly because I love to laugh and he’s one actor who always cracks me up. Also, he’s overcome drug addiction and I have that in my family.
What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I love going to the movies as well as listening to true crime podcasts. I’ve also recently discovered painting and doing crafts with my nephews. But my favorite thing is finding a new television series I adore and binge watching it from start to finish.
What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
I usually hit a creative wall when I hit the 30,000 word mark. I’ve tried all sorts of things to overcome it but what I’ve found helps the best is simply reading. It gets my creative juices flowing like nothing else.
What advice would you give to a beginning author?
My best advice for a beginning writer is to read in the genre in which you want to write. It’s the best way to get a feel for what publishers and readers want.
Good advice. Tell us about the featured book.
Please give us the first page of the book.
CIA Analyst Bethany Bryant’s heart raced as she parked her rented SUV in a parking space in front of Milo’s Diner in Little Falls,
Texas. Taking out her
gun, she checked it then slid it back into the holster beneath her jacket. She
hoped she wouldn’t have to use it, but she was ready in case she did. Her pulse
was pounding with both excitement and angst.
She stared through the front windows of the diner and braced herself. For two years she’d been stalking a shadow across several countries and most recently to this sleepy little town. Social Security files showed employment activity at this diner on a false identity she’d been tracking as recently as two months ago. Now she was here and this place might finally hold the answers she’d been seeking for so long.
Yeah, we want to know, too. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Readers can find me online through my website at http://virginiavaughanonline.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ginvaughanbooks. Thank you so much for having me,
And thank you for sharing this new suspense book with us. I love reading romantic suspense. So do most of my blog readers.
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Mission: Memory Recall (Rangers Under Fire) - Kindle
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