Keeping her true identity a secret
is the only way to stay alive.
Going undercover as a nanny brings presumed-dead ex-US Marshal Kylie Stone closer to catching the man who murdered the witness in her protection—and also killed Texas Ranger Luke Dryden’s sister. When someone tries to kidnap the twins in her care, Kylie must tell their uncle the truth…and convince Luke to help her. But will revealing her identity put all their lives at stake?
Thank you for being here today, Connie. Your new book sounds very intriguing. I have a few questions for you so let’s get started.
I love my villain. To me, it’s creates a slew of challenges when the bad guy is someone the community loves, especially if he’s respectable in many aspects of his life. Hal Alcott is a businessman who donates to charities, well-dressed and friendly. You know, someone you’d like to have as a neighbor. But he has a dark side that my heroine knows all too well.
Since this is my debut, I’m not certain, but I’ve heard they are important to reaching readers. I don’t know if the number of 5-star ratings is as important the total number of reviews.
I have so far… After I receive my one-star review, I may change my mind.
Well, I’m afraid of heights so I won’t be scaling the side of a cliff like my heroine. But my husband was reading a scene the other night and started laughing. I asked him what was funny and his response, “That sounds just like something you’d say.”
This week is the release of my debut book, so yeah, I’d say it’s extremely exciting. Today, I gonna go to the store and see my book for the first time which is surreal.
But the frustration, self-doubt, and rejection are also a part of that package.
Most of the authors I read today are Love Inspired Suspense so I can get the feel/tone of the books. I started off reading Catherine Coulter, Jude Devereaux, and Phyllis Whitney.
There are not short cuts. Keep writing. Keep learning. Keep submitting.
I’d like to say I sit down at the same time everyday to write, but it’s not true. I’m still learning what works best for me. So far, mornings are more conducive to critiques, blogs, and research. Mid-to late afternoon I’m more energetic and my brain is more cooperative to write the story.
I’m happy with staying at home writing. But if I ever wanted to do another career, I would do it. Maybe one day I’ll decide to build houses.
I love suspense and westerns by Louis Lamour.
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Connie Queen spent her life in Texas where she met and married her high-school sweetheart. Together they’ve raised eight children and are enjoying their grandchildren. As a child, Connie remembers her mom and sisters reading, but she preferred to be outside. It wasn’t until later, she found the joy of being whisked away into another world. Today she resides in Nebraska with her husband, and Nash, her Great Dane, where she’s working on her next suspense.