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A Word from Terri…
Ransom is book four of the "Northern Border" series from Love Inspired Suspense. These books feature the men and women who protect the US/Canadian border. The hero in Ransom, ICE agent Blake Fallon, appeared in the previous books and really caught my attention. I wanted to know what his story was and if he could have his own HEA. As I was researching ideas for a plot, I stumbled across a news article about a woman who’d smuggled jewels across the border by swallowing them. This story made me consider what one would do for money. Or love. Which led me to wonder to what lengths would a woman go to in order to win her sister’s freedom from kidnappers? What ransom would she pay? As I began to look at the questions, the plot developed, and along with it, the heroine, Liz Cantrell. She and Blake were such opposites and yet had so much in common. It was gratifying to give them a HEA.
Q & A with Terri…
Q: What would you be doing if you are not an author?
A: Prior to becoming a published author I worked for a high-end department store. I would probably still be there.
Q: What are your thoughts on the publishing industry in general?
A: It’s a changing industry that requires those involved to be flexible and adaptable.
Q: What advice do you have for new authors?
A: My advice is to study your craft and join writers organizations where you can network and learn from others. Be teachable.
Q: What is your favorite writing-related book?
A: Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain
Q: What can you tell me about your next project?
A: My next release is out in April 2016.Protect and Serve is book one of the "Rookie K-9 Unit" continuity series from Love Inspired Suspense. A murder has occurred in a small Arizona town. K-9 trainer Gina Perry is the prime suspect, and Officer Shane West and his German shepherd partner are determined to uncover the truth, even if it means putting the pretty trainer behind bars.
Q: What is your favorite Bible verse?
A: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
Q: That's a great verse. It's one of my favorites, as well. Do you use a PC or Mac?
Q: Favorite season?
A: Fall, when the leaves change colors and the air is brisk.
Q: I agree. Fall is my favorite season, as well, for the reasons you noted… and football :-) Favorite band or song?
A: "Waiting For A Girl Like You" by Foreigner
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions. I'm sure my readers will enjoy the opportunity to get to know you a bit better.
Terri Reed’s inspirational romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publisher’s Weekly top 25, Nielsen’s Bookscan top 100, been featured in USA Today, Christian Fiction Magazine and Romantic Times Magazine, finaled in RWA’s RITA contest, National Reader’s Choice Award contest, and ACFW’s The Carol Award contest. Contact Terri @ www.terrireed.com or P.O. Box 19555 Portland, OR 97224