Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Special Guest: Carrie Stuart Parks & a #Giveaway

I was pleased to have an opportunity to host a new-to-me author here on the blog. I know we typically do these on Fridays, but Carrie Stuart Parks came to my rescue this week as I'm on a deadline to finish this book I'm writing. So, please enjoy getting to know Carrie and if you have a chance, breathe up a prayer that inspiration strikes and I can get the last few chapters written this week.


What inspired your latest story idea?

The story comes out of the work I did on the Yates serial killing case, the Phineas Priesthood bombings, and as the courtroom artist for the Aryan Nations case.

What is your favorite characteristic about your story’s hero and heroine?
Her sense of humor.

Please tell us about the spiritual theme of your story you hope every reader is challenged by:

The theme is the universal need for forgiveness, not for the sake of the person who has wronged you, but for your sake. Holding on to hurts, slights, anger, rage, and pain isn’t healthy. Colossians 3:13. ‘Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.’

Jaime & Anne are coffee addicts. Erica & Gabrielle are tea lovers. What about you? Coffee or Tea?
COFFEE!!! But tea on a cold winter afternoon.

Favorite historical movie? Or mini-series?
Hmmm. I don’t watch mini-series. One of my favorite movies about a real person in history is “My Left Foot”

While Jaime loves to take selfies, and Erica and Gabrielle love museums, Anne loves Pinterest and food pics. Share a food pic, a favorite family recipe, or link us to your latest pin on Pinterest.
My character can only make tuna noodle casserole with potato chip topping…

Always wanted to be an author? Or surprised your path led you to publish?
Stunned at being published in fiction.

Favorite century to read? To write? To watch on TV or in a movie?

Now. Present.

Favorite heroine of all time, and why?

Oh, wow. Right now I have to stick with Gwen Marcey, the character I created. I guess I chose her because I’ve spent so much time with her and haven’t grown tired of her yet. She always surprises me.

And tell us about your book! :)

A killer with a penchant for torture has taken notice of forensic expert Gwen Marcey . . . and her

When Gwen Marcey’s dog comes home with a human skull and then leads her to a cabin in the woods near her Montana home, she realizes there’s a serial killer in her community. And when she finds a tortured young girl clinging to life on the cabin floor, she knows this killer is a lunatic.

Yet what unsettles Gwen most is that the victim looks uncannily like her daughter.

The search for the torturer leads back in time to a neo-Nazi bombing in Washington state—a bombing with only one connection to Montana: Gwen. The group has a race-not-grace model of salvation . . . and they’ve marked Gwen as a race traitor.

When it becomes clear that the killer has a score to settle, Gwen finds herself in a battle against time. She will have to use all of her forensic skills to find the killer before he can carry out his threat to destroy her—and the only family she has left.



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Jaime Jo Wright - author of spirited turn-of-the-century romance, stained with suspense

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  1. Sounds like a suspenseful book, another to add to my to read list!

  2. Carrie is also a new-to-me author. THE BONES WILL SPEAK sounds like a great thriller. I can't wait to read it.

  3. Sound like a good read. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com. Kim

    1. Will be adding the name to my to read list. Have not read any of her books yet.

  4. This sounds interesting. I am not familiar with the author but would like to read her books.

  5. I have not read any of Carrie ' s books. I love a good suspense thriller and this one sounds like a must read.

  6. This would be my first but I plan to look into more of them.

  7. I have not read any of this author's books but this one sounds very intriguing and something along the lines of what I enjoy.

  8. I have not read Carrie's books, but I want to! I am so tired of romance and Amish. Should I admit to that?!

  9. I haven't YET! but after reading your post today... I sure want to!
    dkstevensneAToutlook DoTCo M

  10. Carrie's a new-to-me author, and this book is one I'd love to read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of "The Bones Will Speak"!

  11. Thank you for the lovely introduction to Carrie Stuart Parks! I have not read her books, but am eager to get started with THE BONES WILL SPEAK!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com


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