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Katie Ruggle | 5 Ingenious Ways to Give An Editor Reasons to Drink

Hold Your Breath
Katie Ruggle




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Search and Rescue #1

April 2016
On Sale: April 5, 2016
Featuring: Louise "Lou" Sparks; Callum Cook
352 pages
ISBN: 1492628174
EAN: 9781492628170
Kindle: B017HX13DA
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Also by Katie Ruggle:
Risk It All, January 2020
In Her Sights, April 2019
Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas, October 2018
Through the Fire, August 2018


Top Five Ways I Drive My Editor to Drink

  1. Describe the crime-scene stuff in my books with waaay too much detail, because I am a huge forensics nerd. What I find “fascinating,” normal people find “really gross.”
  2. Write an entire chapter merely to set up a joke (it was a funny joke, though. Maybe “forward momentum” and “plot” should to take a back seat and let humor drive for a while).
  3. Completely and utterly fail in my attempt to write short(er). Even after cutting two complete chapters from In Safe Hands (Book 4 of my Search and Rescue series), I added so much elsewhere that the manuscript was even longer than it’d been before edits. I just can’t stop adding words. It’s a sickness.
  4. Lament my inability to correctly use the subjunctive mood for an entire (long) email, because, in addition to being a huge forensics nerd, I am also a huge grammar nerd.
  5. Dump my insecurities on her head. “Do you like my book? Did the copyeditor like my book? Did your mom like my book? Will readers like my book? Do you think it’s good? Really? Honestly? Tell me again what you like about it.” Normally, I’m a pretty relaxed, easygoing person, but putting my books out into the world seems to push my “needy and insecure” button. Being published has been an amazing experience—and a very, very scary one. My editor has been forced to fill the role of hand-holder and therapist along with her many other duties. I’m sure I’ll calm down as the series progresses and I get a few release days under my belt. Maybe.

Until then, all I can do is keep my wonderful, long-suffering editor supplied with liquor.


My lovely friends at Sourcebooks are giving away a bottle of (wait, scratch that) a copy of HOLD YOUR BREATH to one lucky commenter. Just tell us what your favorite drink would be if you were an editor of mine?

About Katie Ruggle

Katie Ruggle

When she’s not writing, Katie Ruggle rides horses, shoots guns, and travels to warm places where she can SCUBA dive. Graduating from the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. While she still misses her off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains, she now lives in Rochester, Minnesota near her family. Katie Ruggle:

Search and Rescue



Hold Your

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder…

As the captain of Field County’s ice rescue dive team, Callum Cook is driven to perfection. But when he meets new diver Louise “Lou” Sparks, all that hard-won order is obliterated in an instant. Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And with her, he’s never felt more alive…even if keeping her safe may just kill him.

Lou’s new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and she’s determined to make it on her own terms…no matter how tempting Callum may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at nothing to silence Lou—and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue family can keep her safe forever.

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20 comments posted.

Re: Katie Ruggle | 5 Ingenious Ways to Give An Editor Reasons to Drink

I think my favorite drink would be a cup to herbal tea!!! It soothes your nerves!! HA
(Bonnie Capuano 9:20am April 20, 2016)

My favorite drink would be chai. Love this soothing drink.
(Sharon Berger 11:17am April 20, 2016)

Love flavored diet sodas...
(Colleen Conklin 12:55pm April 20, 2016)

I would probably stick to my favorite comfort drink--made from scratch hot chocolate!
(Michael Burkhead 4:48pm April 20, 2016)

I'm a BIG coffee drinker . I can drink coffee all day and at night till I go to bed and it doesn't bother me . The coffee pot is always on at my house . I would love to win this book , thanks for the chance .
(Joan Thrasher 10:29am April 21, 2016)

Favorite drink to wake me up - coffee with flavored creamer. My favorite for relaxing is a glass of moscato wine.
(Cheryl Castings 11:00am April 21, 2016)

my favorite drink is an Old Fashioned
(Jean Benedict 12:16pm April 21, 2016)

A bottle of scratch would be just fine, thank you. Better
make that a bottle of scotch, then, which really is my
drink of choice to relax with with a good book.
(Deb Philippon 4:08pm April 21, 2016)

I think I'prefer something a bit on the strong side. Maybe
(Judy Gregory 4:29pm April 23, 2016)

It sounds like we have a lot in common. I think that I could endure without
the heavy stuff but I would love some really good Thai tea. That always
makes me happy!
(Laura Sebastian 7:44am April 24, 2016)

Spearmint tea is very relaxing.
(Kelly Powell 3:46pm April 24, 2016)

(Kelly Powell 3:46pm April 24, 2016)

I'm not a big drinker of much of anything, besides water.
Once in a while I'll have a sweet tea, so I guess that would
be my splurge. ;)
(Cindy McCann 6:27pm April 24, 2016)

Either high tea or a Pepsi or Coke made with real sugar.
(Melinda Marks 9:10pm April 24, 2016)

My comfort drink is caramel latte, the caffeine doesn't
bother me at all.
(Maureen Davidson 9:14pm April 24, 2016)

I love Blueberry tea when I read.
(Sharon Extine 1:59am April 25, 2016)

Peach Snapple is my fave. Try to stay away from the hard stuff.
(Beth Elder 8:53am April 25, 2016)

Some drink that has chocolate.
(Leona Olson 9:49am April 25, 2016)

It would have to be Barq's Root Beer and a cup of hot tea with plenty of sugar.
(Anna Speed 12:04pm April 25, 2016)

Iced tea with lemon!
(Denise Austin 6:00pm April 25, 2016)

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