Thank you to Carol Heilman for inviting me to the World Book Blog Tour! Carol is the author of Agnes Hopper’s Bridge to Retirement a charming story about a feisty seventy-year-old widow who becomes the voice the residents in her retirement home.
The World Book Blog Tour asks the following questions:
What am I working: I’m currently in the editing phase of Book 3 in the Desert Winds Series: Blood & Lies. Desert Breeze Publishing will release this novel in December.
Book 4 in the Desert Winds Series: Lies & Alibis is about half completed and will be released sometime next year.
I’m also working on a new series set in the beautiful Big Bend National Park in Texas. The new series doesn’t have a name or a release date yet.
How does my work differ from others of its genre? This one is a little hard to write. My main characters have a Christian world view, but they’re usually damaged. They’ve done something in their past that embarrasses them. I like to think of my suspense novels as culturally relevant. I hope to show them as humans who mess up. Then I take my messy humans and dump them in the midst of a terror-filled roller coaster ride of events.
Why do I write what I do? I love suspense novels. If an author can keep make my heart pound and feel the fear the character feels, they’ve done a great job. I want to entertain people in the same way.
How does my writing process work? I tend to have a particular character in mind, then I will think of a situation where that character would be overwhelmed. Then I start plotting out my story. I do a fairly extensive plot before I start writing, but there are usually some pretty major changes to the plot before I’m finished with the story.
Next stop on the World Book Blog Tour: Elise Phillips
She will have her interview posted on Monday, July 21st. Stop by her blog and learn more about this up and coming writer! You won’t be disappointed.
Elise Phillips is a Christian fiction writer who also dabbles in creative non fiction writing. She is currently at work on her first novel as well as a Master’s Degree in English and Creative Writing. Elise calls Amarillo Texas home, where she resides with an odd collection of animals including a trouble making goat named George. Currently working as a graphic designer, Elise holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from West Texas A&M University. She is thankful to have been raised in the world of agriculture and horses and was a member of WTAMU’s top ranked Equestrian Team. She is also a proud advocate for the Arthritis Foundation and was featured in their 2011 Annual Report. Elise is excited for the new adventures that writing is bringing into her life and can’t wait to see what will come next.