I’m hosting an interview with author Carol Braswell, the author of romantic suspense novel “Finding Amy”. Thanks for answering my questions, Carol!
1) Please tell us about yourself.
I started writing in grade school. Originally, I wanted to write song lyrics. I love music. Then I started writing about my love for that blond headed boy in my 9th grade science class. Three month later I wrote about the red headed guy with frickles in my math class. I love writing and putting my characters in perdicaments that seems impossible to get out of and then figuring the perfect way out. I’ve been married for 18 years to a wonderful man who supports me 100% but has never read any of my books. But he loves to talk about them to anyone who will listen. We have 6 acres that I have landscaped 2 acres of. Love cooking and trying new recipes and entertaining the grandkids.
2) Tell us about your book in five sentences or less.
A Texas Ranger gets a tip of a murder-for-hire and soon learns the only person who can help him find the intended victim is the womans twin, Amy Summers. He locates Amy in Cody, Wyoming but not her sister. Before he can gain Amy’s trust and escort the twins back to Texas, Amy disappears. She would give up her own life to protect her sister, even denying her sudden attraction for the handsome Texas Ranger. After Finding Amy again, the Ranger conviences the women of the danger and they all must run for their lives to stay one step ahead of the killer.
I started Finding Amy before I retired from work and read a story in the local paper regarding a man who hired someone to find his extranged wife and murder her. The Texas Rangers were involved and my muse started talking. I had the beginning and the end, but not the middle. It took me a while to figure that part out.
It varies. Some weeks I will write everyday and maybe the next week it’s impossible for me to write anything. I have to think through a scene before I can get it on the computer. I would say my average is 15 hours a week for writing Finding Amy. That has increased tremendiously in the past 3 months to about 40 hours.
That’s easy. Katie MacAlister, (love her vampires and she can write a perfect love scene without all the discriptions), Janet Evanovich, (one of only a few who can make me laugh while reading), and James Patterson. (no explaination needed)
I’m busy with three books right now. The sequel to “Finding Amy”. “Chasing Jamie” stormed into my head about a week ago. Another is a re-write and new cover for “When The Past Came Back” and it’s sequel “Saving Her Family”, (may change that name) The last two are finished and in the editing stage.
Author: Carol Braswell
Genre: Romantic Suspense
What begins in Montana as routine for Texas Ranger Carson Garrett, quickly turns into a ‘run for your life’ chase in order to protect the two women and child he is returning to Texas.
How far would you go to protect the ones you love?
When Texas Ranger, Carson Garrett is assigned to locate and place in protective custody the wife of a man suspected of illegal activities with a Columbian drug lord, it turns into more than routine. The estranged husband has put out a hit on his wife and the only person who knows where she is hiding is her twin sister, Amy Summers.
Protecting the sister she loves may be the thing that destroys her…
It is a race against time for Carson to find Amy, convenience her of the imminent danger and get her to lead him to Jamie so he can escort both women and Jamie’s four-year-old child back to Texas.
Even if they make it can love on the run survive?
Besides the obvious problems of running from a man who is trying to kill them, Carson and Amy have an instant attraction to each other and it is clouding his usual sharp judgment and causing them both to make costly mistakes.
A determined hitman, a diabolical plan. There is only one way to stop them both…
I love to write. I love to put characters in situations that seems impossible to get out of. Almost. Then, out of the blue, along comes that sexy, breathtakingly, handsome hero who can and will save the day. Sometimes, (I like this part), it’s the heroine who steps up and saves the day. I love to write. Did I mention that? Anyway, I love mystery, suspense and the forever kind of love. When someone asks me, “what do you write?” I can’t say romance. It’s not that simple. I want action, adventure, suspense with caring, loving, sexy, characters that seem to find trouble wherever they go.
I am married to my real life sexy hero who finds my imagination intriguing, but refuses to read my books. Thank God. Our, live-at-home children greet us at the door with tongues hanging and tails wagging. They travel with us when we vacation and get depressed when we have to leave them. We have four grown children who live close enough for us to see often.
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