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An Easter Blog Hop

Welcome to
the April 14th blog hop! V.J. Schultz asked me to join her http://verasversion.blogspot.com today.  I hope you’ll check out her work; Death
of Bigfoot & Other Tales
as well as Truth or Dare & Other Tales.
She has encouraged me to answer a few questions about myself and the work I’m
doing. Then you can hop over to a few other writers.
One year ago
Unlikely Hero,
the first in the Enigma Series was released. I am
currently in the edit stage of that same series with Winds of Deception. During
JANO I wrote the third book, titled Rooftop Angels. Also in the last
year I wrote a romantic suspense novel titled The Rescued Heart which
takes place in a mining town in the Ozarks. Black Opal Books will be publishing
this novel. Impossible to imagine but I’ve also published two children’s books;
a Superhero in the Library
& Zombie Meatloaf, both with small
publishing companies.
How does my work differ
from others in this genre?
Although my
novels are action and suspense driven, my main character, Tessa, is not so
different than you and I. She is a wife, mother and educator with a strong
faith in God. Also like most of us, she is scared of her own shadow, timid and
used to putting herself last. Because of events out of her control, Tessa
becomes the most unlikely of heroes by using common sense and life experiences
to unravel a terrorist plot. In my stand alone novel, The Rescued Heart, I deal
with a mining town in the Ozarks. I understand what it is to kiss your loved
one goodbye in the morning and wonder if they will return at the end of their
shift. My heroes are ordinary people that walk among us every day.
Why do I write what I
My entire
life I’ve loved “edge of your seat” kind of stories and experiences. I’ve been
fortunate enough to float the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa, walked the
Great Wall of China, attend Space Camp for Educators (which later led to being
a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab) and many other places
that excited my senses. Writing is an extension of those experiences where I
can act out my inner Laura Croft. 
How does my writing
process work?
I try to
write every day or at least do something connected to that craft. Music is a
large part of my inspiration. Movie and video game soundtracks are what I use
as background when I write. I also keep a notebook for each story to collect
facts, ideas to break writer’s block and character information. My desk is in
the living room where I surround myself with the things I love.
are some other blogs you might enjoy visiting next Monday, April 21. So roll
over to them and discover more interesting writers, tips and news in the world
of imagination.
http://kbnelson.wordpress.com  Karen Nelson is no stranger to writing,
working with kids and putting in her time at a homeschool co-op. Check out her
website to see what is going on in her life.
Willy Robbins is a new children’s book author who is ready to get
started on her next adventure with a sweet character named Ernie.
http://www.bowencreekfarm.com   Meet Susan Keene. She writes children’s
books about her dog and living in an apple orchard. She also writes mysteries
for adults. Let her tell you about her new “watcher” series.

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  1. Usually, I have the radio on when I'm writing. I guess that qualifies as writing to music. I prefer adult contemporary, KGBX or KTXR. Sometimes, when I'm writing a fantasy story, I put in an Enya CD. I guess this all dates me.

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