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Katie Ruggle | People’s Top Five Reactions When They Learn I’m a Writer

GIVEAWAY: first three books in Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue

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


  1. Don’t write about me!

When I say the words, “I’m an author,” some people act like I just pulled a weapon. They cringe away, saying, “Don’t put me in a book!” It makes me feel a bit like a personality-sucking vampire. Quickly, I assure them that I would never write about them. At this, they look a little offended. “Why not? What’s wrong with me? Am I not character-worthy?”

  1. That must be so much fun!

It is! Sometimes! Okay, occasionally. Once in a while? Most of the time, it’s hard work and drudgery. The fun part is meeting readers and typing “the end” (figuratively, since I don’t actually type that. I think it’d be nice, though. I should start) and seeing my books at the store. The writing itself, though…that’s hard.

  1. Where do you get your ideas (don’t write about me!)?

Honestly, I don’t know. I’m a seat-of-my-pants plotter, so the characters just kind of pop into my head fully formed, and the stories unfold as I write them.

(And I won’t write about you—promise! Okay, now why are you looking all miffed?)

  1. You should write about...

…this story or characters or lines or ideas. I always encourage people to write down these things themselves; everyone has a story worth telling.

  1. You must have a vivid imagination.

You have no idea. It’s like a thought circus up in here.

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.

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Tell us what you'd ask an author and one of you (US / Canadian addresses only) will win the first three books in the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series.

IN SAFE HANDS by Katie Ruggle

Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue #4

In Safe

He was her hero,
But one wrong move ended their future before it could begin.
Now he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe,
Even if that means turning against one of his own.

As a member of the Field County Sheriff's Department, Chris Jennings is used to having it rough. The Colorado Rockies aren't for the weak-of-spirit, but he's devoted his life to upholding the law—and to protecting the one woman he knows he can never have. He'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she'll never be a part of the world...until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search & Rescue brotherhood apart for good.

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...

Romance Suspense [Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: October 4, 2016, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492628262 / eISBN: 9781492628279]

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15 comments posted.

Re: Katie Ruggle | People’s Top Five Reactions When They Learn I’m a Writer

I would ask where the author gets ideas from and which
comes first - storyline, setting or characters and their
coinciding dilemmas?
(Alyson Widen 11:44am October 4, 2016)

i alway wonder how the covers are made.
(Emily Stemp 12:37pm October 4, 2016)

I would ask who is their favorite author?
(Colleen Conklin 12:46pm October 4, 2016)

besides the five items you mentioned I'd ask how much of
herself are in any of her characters
(Diane Sallans 8:33pm October 4, 2016)

I can readily understand the idea that the characters spring
fully formed in your mind. This happens to me and I'm not an
author! I see somebody, hear something or poof-there he/she
is! Loved your thoughts.
(Kathleen Bylsma 8:44pm October 4, 2016)

Forgot to add that, like Diane above, I'd like to know if part
of you is in your characters! ;)
(Kathleen Bylsma 8:46pm October 4, 2016)

I would ask for three titles on the author's keeper shelf.
(G. Bisbjerg 11:09pm October 4, 2016)

I'd ask an author what type of research do they do for
their books. Have they visited the locations that they
write about?
(Tanja Dancy 3:08am October 6, 2016)

I think we've all covered most of the questions.
(Kathleen Bylsma 4:12pm October 6, 2016)

I would ask the author if she reads aloud her dialogue between characters to see
if it flows and would be understood?
(Joy Isley 4:25pm October 6, 2016)

Good question, Joy!
(Kathleen Bylsma 6:06pm October 7, 2016)

I would like to ask the author if they read other author on their downtime when they are not writing and what is their
inspiration to write?
(Ann Thaxton 10:12am October 8, 2016)

I'm always fascinated by research. So, in the writing of
your stories, who have you interviewed and what places have
you visited to make your stories work?
(Marcia Berbeza 1:41am October 9, 2016)

Do you have that pad of paper and a pen next to your bed so if
you get an idea in the middle of the night, you can write it
down on the paper?
(Leona Olson 7:11am October 11, 2016)

Thanks for choosing me for this book about the Search &
Rescue Brotherhood.
(Alyson Widen 4:54pm November 22, 2016)

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