What have you learned from writing your novels?
That I am more nosy that originally thought. I pay more attention to what people say and how they say it than ever before in my life. I don’t know it that’s making me a better listener or if it’s making my friends and family look at me oddly.
Do you have a "day job?" What is it and how do you write around it?
I was a middle school English teacher. Then I went back to school to get my masters in English. Now, I am a mother of four (ages 19, 9, 6 and 2). So basically, I am a midnight writer. Which I think is great. The hour lends itself well to the genre I write.
Do you have a writing routine or ritual?
I do. I play Celtic instrumental music, and I light three candles.
Sarah Johnson is a profiler in Portland, Oregon. She thinks she has successfully moved beyond the pain of her mother’s death 15 years ago. Her mother, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, died in an Alabama women’s prison while on an undercover assignment. However, when Justin Breslow shows up at her office claiming to be an investigative reporter from Dallas wanting to do a feature on her mother, Sarah realizes the pain has just been dormant. Sarah and Justin unravel a plot more complex and sinister than they expected. They pursue a trail of deceit and corruption to a women’s prison in Alabama, a centuries old hotel in Georgia and a family ranch in Texas.
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