Today I’m joining the Baton Blog Hop. Blame it on my friend Beverley Bateman. Bev is a member of Kiss of Death chapter of RWA and a close friend. Beverley writes romantic suspense and medical thrillers. She lives in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Beverley has an extensive background in nursing that helps keep her medical thrillers “real.” Bev’s current release is A Cruise to Remember. Visit Beverley at http://www.beverleybateman.blogspot.com
Here’s how the Baton Blog Hop works, I answer the following questions and then pass the baton on to three other authors. We hope it doesn’t get dropped along the way. You know – you’ve seen it happen in relay races. But not this time. We got this!
1. What am I working on?
My current work in progress has the working title, The Serpentine Thread. It is the first book in my new romantic suspense series. It features a teacher who works with special needs kids, a hot FBI special agent with the OTD and an autistic student who is a computer whizkid.
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
My heroine is a teacher who is a regular person placed in an extraordinary situation. I draw on my 20 year career as a special education teacher to breathe life into Erin.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I write what I like to read. I enjoy putting my own twists on my plots.
4. How does your writing process work?
Who says it works? I like to base my plots on true life events, but fictionalize them to fit my plot. My current release, A Matter of Trust,was inspired by a news headline about a woman who had a “feeling” that a child was in danger and saved te child’s life when she reported it to the authorities.
That’s enough about me. Let me tell you about my three friends.
Lisa Kessler and I met on Facebook. We enjoy chatting and following each other around the web. Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.
Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.
You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com
Next up is Kizzie Darker, another Facebook friend, this one from across the pond! Kizzie Darker was born in may 1979 in the small UK brewing town of Burton on Trent.
She grew up in a small town outside of Burton where she lead a somewhat happy childhood until her parents divorced and Kizzie was taken into care where she lead a more fullfilled childhood.
She left school with the minimum qualifications and studied performing arts at college.
She now lives in the West Midlands UK with her husband Adrian and her pets. Kizzie’s new book, Destraction & Desire is currently free on Amazon, so snap it up!
Kizzie just sent me the link to her book in print! Squee!! http://createspace.com/4727671
Our third author is Carol Shaughnessy. Carol and I met at a Georgia Romance Writers meeting and hit it off right away. Carol writes paranormal menage erotic romance. Her belief in Happily Ever After and love at” almost” first sight ties her characters together through dangerous missions to protect their world from discovery. Filled with passion, secrets, and self discovery the stories are unforgettable.
Her latest book is fifth in the Sanctuary series. The Learning. See more at http:// carolshaughnessy. com
Don’t forget to check out these three authors in Monday, April 7th. You’ll be glad you did!