For those who don't have the benefit of knowing you, Linda, tell us a bit about yourself.I love everything about books: writing them, reading them, and representing them. I'm a tad quirky, but most folks who know me already know that. :) I've taught karate, women's self-defense, and also taught soccer nationally. Love all types of activities where you need to manually work hard.
Quirky? You? :D Hmm...maybe that's why we get along. ;)
Congratulations on your newest release! Tell us a bit about Fear is Louder Than Words.
I just love romantic suspense, but I like it to be a tad more than that. I also like to get to know the antagonists. Most of us can pretty much figure out the good guys, but do we even try to do the same with the bad guys? I simply love to dig into their personalities to see what makes them tick. And we do a lot of that in Fear is Louder Than Words. Going over to the dark side really raises the stakes for our heroine, Rochelle, who must decide who to trust and who to keep at a distance.
What an interesting slant. Where did you get the inspiration for your story?I've always wondered about the lives of conservative talk show hosts. From what I've read, it isn't always the kindest world to work in. Add to that a story from a major magazine a few years ago about designer babies, and you have two scenarios to keep our heroine up at night. And our hero, Ed, if truth be told, since he feels the responsibility to somehow keep Rochelle safe in spite of the fact that he likes his life as it is. No commitments, no entanglements. Man, is he ever in for some surprises.
Haha! Sounds great! What do you hope folks will take away from your story?Oh, forgiveness for sure. I seem to be drawn to that message myself. Can we forget and forgive enough to truly care for the other person as Christ calls us to. And probably trust, as well. Trust is a tough topic for most of us. And Rochelle has serious trust issues. For many reasons.
Both great topics to tackle. Do you have a favorite scene in the book? If so, can you tell us a bit about it?I have a few, but one of the most fun scenes is when Rochelle is waiting to board at the airport. She is completely fed up with the man in her life (see that lack of trust, there?) and she is kicking her carry-on across the floor with a bit too much gusto as an old man watches her. She sees the folly in her behavior, and what follows is my favorite part of the book. A real satisfying moment in the story. And one that builds trust.
Oh, you're such a tease. :) What do you plan to work on next?I am working on a story about the disappearance of little girls from a birthday party. I wrote this one twenty years ago, and am updating the story (it needs it badly). Also a suspense on the topic of bullying.
Interesting. Do you have any new year's resolutions?Yes, to get contracts for all of my clients!!!
I'm sure they'd appreciate that. :) Where can readers connect with you?http://lindaglaz.com/
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