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Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Suspense Author Marcy Dyer invited me to the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. She’s blogging about her debut novel, Down and Out. For a chance to win Marcy's book, please visit Sleuths and Suspects between January 5th and 21st. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Today, I'm blogging about my debut novel, Dog Tags.

Heidi Glick 


A woman's face is shown on the cover with a hand over her mouth.


WHAT IS YOUR WORKING TITLE OF YOUR BOOK (OR STORY)?

Dog Tags (coming soon from Harbourlight Books)

WHERE DID THE IDEA FOR THE BOOK COME FROM?

I took a romance novella I'd written and revamped it to make it a suspense novel. The suspense version made for a better story.

I wanted a villain with certain weaknesses that might help lead to his demise, but at the same time, I wanted the villain to be able to capitalize on the weaknesses of the hero. Also, I wanted a strong female as my heroine.

WHAT GENRE DOES YOUR BOOK FALL UNDER?

Suspense (with a touch of romance)

WHICH ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY YOUR MAIN CHARACTERS IN A MOVIE RENDITION?

Paul Walker (to play hero Mark Graham) and Rachel McAdams (to play heroine Beth Martindale). To learn more about the characters, including the villain (The Knight), please visit my boards on Pinterest.

GIVE A ONE-SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK?

A former Marine determines to protect the woman he loves at all costs, and yet his own secrets might turn her against him forever.

WILL YOUR BOOK BE SELF-PUBLISHED OR REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY?

Published by Harbourlight Books (Pelican Book Group)

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT?

I'm not sure about the first draft, but I've worked on the story (on and off) for about four years.

WHAT OTHER BOOKS WOULD YOU COMPARE THIS STORY TO WITHIN YOUR GENRE?

Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon or The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?

I like military-themed shows like NCIS and JAG.

WHAT ELSE ABOUT YOUR BOOK MIGHT PIQUE THE READER'S INTEREST?

I used my husband as part of my inspiration for my hero. My husband is quite the history buff and can spout off trivia facts at random. Also, one of my dogs served as the inspiration for the dog in the novel. And like the heroine, I'm a free spirit. 

People have told me I look like the girl on the cover. I think it's a happy coincidence. 

To find out more, including taking a sneak peek at the back blurb, please visit my author site

Please also visit the following other authors on the Next Big Thing Blog Hop:

Bethany McManus
Bethany lives in Houston with her husband, daughter and son. After practicing as an RN for five years, Bethany left the nursing field to pursue a fiction writing passion the Lord planted in her heart when she was a child. And as Nancy Drew mysteries were her guilty pleasure during those early years, so she naturally gravitates her pen toward the things that go bump in the night.

She draws many interesting and perplexing facts from her former career as a wound care nurse. These come in handy when her characters get themselves into serious scrapes--the kind involving hospitalization.

P.S. It also helps to have a paramedic for a husband!

Member American Christian Fiction Writers since Jan. 2011
2011 ACFW Genesis Finalist for Mystery/Suspense/Thriller


She will be blogging on January 6th at http://anoiseinthenight.wordpress.com about her W.I.P., Raw Nerves.

Harry Wegley
H. L. Wegley served in the USAF as an Intelligence Analyst and a Weather Officer. He has a BS in Meteorology and worked as a Research Scientist in Atmospheric Physics at Pacific Northwest Laboratories, where he published scientific articles, reports and books. After earning an MS in Computer Science, he worked more than two decades as a Systems Programmer at Boeing before retiring in the Seattle area to pursue his love of writing. He has 3 books contracted in the Pure Genius Series and has begun work on the 4th and final book in that series.


He'll be posting about his upcoming release, Hide and Seek, on January 20th at http://weatherscribe.blogspot.com/.
Hide and Seek is an espionage thriller about an ingenious plot to neutralize several critical U. S. military weapons systems using cyber-warfare.

Donna Basinow
Donna is a native New Englander and has lived there all her life except for a year in northern California (which reminded her of home). She  loves the change of seasons and the beauty each one brings. and says there is no place else that will ever feel like home.

She's been married for 20 years and has one teenage daughter who will be going to college next year. 

An active member in her church, she is a member of the choir (along with her daughter), and she writes not just stories, but her own music as well (that she hopes to get published).


Donna will blog about her new release on January 27th, as well as Daffodils, which was released last year. You can find her blog at http://donnabsnow.blogspot.com/ For more information on Daffodils, please visit http://www.pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/daffodils

Anne Greene
Anne Greene is a mystery/suspense writer, who has won several awards, including
  • Winner 2011 New England Readers’ Choice Award
  • Winner 2011 Laurel Wreath Award For Published Writers
  • 2011 Ancient City Romance Authors Heart of Excellence Award
  • 3rd Place 2011 First Coast Romance Writers Published Beacon
  • 3rd Place 2011 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie for Published Authors

Anne will be blogging on January 13th about her mystery and suspense stories: www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Giveaway of The Christmas Stalking

Do you like suspense?

Stop by Sleuths and Suspects for a chance to enter a giveaway to win an e-copy of The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan and read my interview with Lillian! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Book Giveaway--Song of the Meadowlark

Head over to Sleuths and Suspects to enter a book giveaway (copy of Sherri Wilson Johnson's Song of the Meadowlark).
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