I’m hosting an interview with author Carol Braswell today, the author of romantic suspense novel “Finding Amy”. Thanks for answering my questions, Carol!
1) What is the hardest part about being an author?
Learning the craft and keeping up with all changes by far takes center stage. I don’t think that is just for new authors, either. The market is constantly turning over and if a writer doesn’t keep up with all those changes, they could be left out in the cold. I try to read all the current trends and changes by subscribing to several writing magazines, blogs and of course talking to other authors. I never stop learning the craft.
2) Can you give us the synopsis of your book?
I could, but that would ruin it for everyone else who wants to read the book. What about this snippet?
Texas Ranger, Carson Garrett must find Amy Summers in order to locate her twin sister, Jamie. Routine. Right? What he doesn’t count on are two headstrong women, a four year old child, and a diabolical hit man. Then having unexpected feelings for Amy, catches him off guard, clouding his judgment and causing him to make costly mistakes.
Amy Summers will go to any length to protect her sister and niece. Even if it means giving up her own life in the process. But it’s hard to stay strong when Carson Garrett’s sky blue eye’s promises he will protect them. Can she trust him? Try as she may, she can’t stop her instant attraction to the handsome Texas Ranger, even though he deceived her.
3) Is this part of a series or a stand alone?
It is a series. The twins, Amy and Jamie have a little sister in collage. I have her story planned out and of course I have to tell Jamie’s story. There will be at least three books if not more. Rex and Justin, Carson’s younger brothers may start demanding their books as well. But count on three for sure.
4) How many hours do you write per day/week/month (choose time period yourself)?
My perfect hours to write are from 10PM to 2AM or 3AM, four to six times a week. Sometimes when a great thought hits me, I go to the computer, no matter what time it is. That usually happens when my head hits the pillow. Right now I average 25 hours a week but that will increase.
5) What is your favorite book?
I have two. The first is Ladyhawke by Joan D. Vinge and The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. They both have everything I love wrapped into a book. The more current book I favor is The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. I love comedy and wait (not patiently) for the next Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.
6) What are you working on now?
I’m working of three projects at the moment and I have to narrow it down if I’m to get any of them finished. I’ve been editing a two book series that I wrote a few years ago and debating on who the second book to Finding Amy will be about.
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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