Showing posts from August, 2015

HEIDI'S PICK SIX: Sherry Knowlton

HEIDI'S PICK SIX SHERRY KNOWLTON 1. Which of your characters is your favorite? In many ways, my protagonist from Dead of Autumn and Dead of Summer, is my favorite character. Alexa Williams is a smart young lawyer who stepped off the fast track at a big New York City firm to return home to a quieter life. Now she lives with her English Mastiff in a cabin in the woods. She's curious, tenacious and manages to get herself out of some dangerous predicaments. However, she's got a lousy track record with romance. I do have to admit that I really like writing her best friend Melissa who is free-spirited and artsy - although it might be that I would just like to wear her bohemian wardrobe. And, it's fun to create bad guys with nuanced character and motivation. 2. Tell me about your travels. When I was a kid, I kept this line from Tennyson's Ulysses on my bulletin board: "for my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the western stars

BOOK: Hearts Akilter by Catherine E. McLean

BOOKS HEARTS AKILTER Love, vengeance, attempted murder, and a bomb...No reason to panic. When a medical robot insists he's having a heart attack, Marlee Evans, a pragmatic maintenance technician, has every reason to panic. There's a bomb inside him. Since Marlee can't risk the bomber discovering she's found the device, her only option is to kidnap Deacon Black, an unflappable bomb expert, and secretly convince him to disarm it. Things go slightly awry when Deacon sets a trap for someone who is trying to kill him, and inadvertently, captures Marlee instead. Instantly intrigued by her refreshingly forthright and gutsy attitude, he's smitten. Unfortunately for Deacon, Marlee recently hardened her heart and swore off men, especially handsome ones with boy-next-door grins. But as Marlee and Deacon attempt to identify and prevent the bomber from detonating the device, they discover that love may be the most explosive force of all. Besides Catherine E. McLean be