What am I working on now?
I am writing a story about a man's vengeance trip to find and do away with his sister's assaulter. In the process, he meets up with the daughter of a city banker who was abandoned at childhood and just wants to find her real parents. It all culminates in a massive manhunt when my heroine is attacked by the man claiming to know the secrets of her birth. (yes, it's historical romantic suspense set in 1892)
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
I can get a little spirited and gritty with my characters. My heroes usually are not particularly "nice" and my heroines are willing to take a plunge into the dark side. Tackling hefty issues like abandonment, assault, and betrayal are par for the course, and what sets it aside is that it's in a historical format. Definitely NOT the prairie romance or the schoolteacher meets rancher story, we all secretly still love!
Why do I write what I do?
I really like this question. I write what I do because I really love fiction that takes a reader deep into four categories: romance, suspense, history, and a deep spiritual element. Each of my novels has a theme. It's not just spiritual characters woven into a story, but there is a lesson my characters will fight with and struggle with. A common thread. In one book it was grace given when undeserved, in my current it's your value doesn't lay in who God made you to be, but in who God IS.
How does my writing process work?
Write when I have time. Which often means 20 minutes of snippet writing. I will jot down ideas for later, or write a cursory synopsis so I know the general direction of where I'm going. As a mom of two and working full time, my only "process" is to make sure I get something written at least 1K or more words, 5 days a week.
So that's me in a nutshell. What other things would you like to know about me, Anne, or Erica's writing life?
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