Tell us a bit about your family. I am married and have a five year old daughter. My husband and I come from huge families—his Italian and German and mine Irish. Lots of cousins and aunts and uncles. There is never a dull moment.
What is your favorite quality about yourself? My dogged determination.
What is your least favorite quality about yourself? My inability to concentrate!
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why? I don’t know who said it or where it came from but it goes something like: It will all work out in the end, and if it hasn’t worked out, then it’s not the end.
What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? Well my daughter is my greatest accomplishment but getting Finding Claire Fletcher published is a pretty close second.
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Seafood
What’s your favorite place in the entire world? Anywhere that my daughter is!
How has your upbringing influenced your writing? Coming from a divorced family, I had to navigate a lot of unusual situations and some strange family dynamics. I think that gave me a lot of insight into people and what motivates them. It’s great for character development.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? I don’t really know. I just remember I wanted to be an astronaut and I was always writing poems about becoming one and I realized that I should just write instead!
When and why did you begin writing? When I was eleven years old.
How long have you been writing? Twenty five years.
When did you first know you could be a writer? When I started writing Finding Claire Fletcher. I always wrote before that but I was never sure I had the chops to pursue publication. After many failed attempts at novel writing, Finding Claire Fletcher finally seemed like something saleable.
What inspires you to write and why? Writing is how I make sense of my world. Things that stress me out or confuse me or keep me up at night—if I can write about them in some way, it makes things better.
“Readers should drop what they’re reading and pick up a copy of Finding Claire Fletcher.” -Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author
“A powerful, emotionally-charged story by a debut author you’ll want to keep an eye on!” -J.C. Martin, author of Oracle
Newly divorced and with his career in jeopardy, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a beautiful woman he meets at a bar. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery. The address leads to the Fletcher family home where Claire’s siblings inform Connor that their fifteen-year-old sister was abducted from a city street ten years ago and is presumed dead.
During those ten years, Claire endured the cruel torture and depravity of the man who abducted her. Paralyzed by fear and too ashamed to return to her family, Claire is resigned to her life as Lynn, the identity her abductor forced upon her. Every time she attempts escape or betrays him in the smallest way, someone dies. Even now, her clandestine run-in with Connor Parks may have put his life at risk, as well as the lives of her family.
Connor is convinced that not only is Claire Fletcher alive, but that she is also the woman he met at the bar. Driven to see her again, he begins his own investigation, off the clock and without the police department’s consent. He is determined to find her and unravel the mystery of her abduction and odd reemergence. But finding Claire Fletcher proves more dangerous than he anticipates. In fact, it may be deadly.
5-Stars! “. . .heart wrenching, suspense ridden, and eye opening.” -Amy Castellano, Chic Book Chick
5-Stars! “Her characters are strong and believable and they will fill you with emotions that will rock you.” -My Cozie Corner Book Reviews
5- Stars! “. . .This was a fantastic novel and I am looking forward to many, many more in the future.” -Alex J. Clatch, Amazon Reviewer
Genre – Psychological Thriller / Crime Fiction
Rating – R
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