I’ve mentioned, quite often, how much I adore a great suspense…and reading one while at the beach in the bright, afternoon sunshine is perfect for me! That way I don’t get too scaredy-pants acting!
I am thrilled to share with you both an excerpt and an interview with Ms. Andrea Kane, author of The Line Between Here and Gone.
Maybe if she had, maybe if she could have told him, things would have turned out differently. But they hadn’t. And now the weight of the world was on her shoulders.Interview with Andrea Kane~ Q: How did you come up with the character, Amanda Gleason?A: It’s really hard to be a young woman in today’s world. Meeting the right person, pursuing a career, starting a family. Amanda embodies the hopes and fears of all women as they struggle against life’s seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Q: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in the book?
A: Not right now. But I’m my own worst critic, so as time goes on, I’m sure I’ll find things that bother me. Of course hindsight is always 20/20.
Q: What is your daily routine as a writer?
A: My day doesn’t begin until I’ve had my morning cup of coffee. I love my new Keurig. It lets me brew one cup at a time so I can keep the fresh caffeine stream coming. Then I check emails and look at social media (Facebook, Twitter) before I start writing. I take frequent breaks to play with my Pomeranian or Google something for research.
Q: What is your favorite part of the writing process?
A: My favorite part is getting fan mail from my readers, letting me know my characters are as real to them as they are to me. I especially enjoy receiving feedback on my animal characters, since I’m such an animal lover. With the FI team, I’m thrilled that so many readers are attached to Hero. I have a feeling he will be center stage in future Forensic Instincts novels.
Q: Is there a specific element in your writing that you find most challenging?A: Descriptions. I’m much more audial than visual, so I tend towards writing “she got dressed” rather than detailing her clothing. Whereas dialog comes naturally to me, so I concentrate hard on being more descriptive. Many, many thank yous to Ms. Kane for taking the time to join us at The Novel Life! Be sure to read my review of The Line Between Here and Gone coming up in the next couple of days. Be sure to follow the Blog Tour for chances to win!