For as long as I can remember, Iâ€™ve wanted to be a writer.
As a child, before I could write words myself, I used to tell my mom stories and
then ask her to do the same for me. I liked everything about fiction, whether
it came from books or off the cuff from someoneâ€™s imagination.
As I got older, I loved how stories could transport me away from challenges, how
they could inform and inspire. By the time I finished high school, Iâ€™d
co-written my first completed novel with a friend whoâ€™s my critique partner to
After college, the journey toward publication began. And it was quite a
journey. There was so much I didnâ€™t know at the beginning about the business
side. Back then, my goal was simple: write a book I loved and then find a
literary agent who could sell it to a publishing house.
Of course, the goal was easier said than done. I joined a writerâ€™s
organization, which helped me learn how to write stronger query letters â€“
pitches to try and get someone interested in my book. Eventually, I found an
agent and we started shopping my novel. But by then, it wasnâ€™t that first book
Iâ€™d completed on my own. During the years it had taken to sign with an agent I
wanted, Iâ€™d written about five finished manuscripts, finaled in several
prestigious literary contests, and become a much stronger writer.
All of that still wasnâ€™t enough. Around the time we shopped my first book, the
book market went through a drastic change. The book Iâ€™d written came close to
selling over and over, but ultimately we kept getting the same response: the
market was shifting and they didnâ€™t know where to shelve the book anymore.
So, I wrote another one. And nine years after Iâ€™d first begun that journey of
starting to submit novels, I sold that book â€“ along with four more that I hadnâ€™t
Itâ€™s been six years, ten published novels and three published short stories
since that first sale, and Iâ€™m still chasing the same dream. The challenges are
different, but still present. But every time I sit down at a computer and start
typing a scene or walk down the street and have the sudden inspiration for a new
book, every challenge is worth it.
This is where Iâ€™ve always wanted to be, writing novels for readers. Telling
The published phase of my journey began with HUNTED, my debut novel
about an FBI profiler whose ability to get inside the minds of killers puts her
in the crosshairs of a serial killer. For a chance to win a signed
HUNTED, leave me a comment sharing what your dream has been (whether itâ€™s a job,
hobby, or anything else)!
Terror stalks a small Virginia town.
FBI rising star, criminal profiler Evelyn Baine, knows
how to think like a serial killer. But she's never chased
anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them,
half-buried, deep in the woods. As the body count climbs, Evelyn's relentless
pursuit of the killer puts her careerâ€”and her lifeâ€”at risk. And the evil lurking
in the Burier's mind may be more than even she can unravel.
Terror is closer than she thinksâ€¦
The Bakersville Burier knows he's got an FBI profiler on
his trail. He knows who she is and where to find her. And
he's biding his time, because he's planned a special
punishment for Evelyn. She may have tracked other killers, but he vows to make
this her last chase. This time it's her turn to be hunted!
Romance Suspense | Thriller [MIRA, On
Sale: December 31, 2013, Paperback / e-Book,
ISBN: 9780778315841 / eISBN: 9781460323755]
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