Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Interview with author Chris Redding

Chris Redding is today's guest, and her newest book is Blonde Demolition.

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two kids, one dog and three rabbits. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism. When she isn’t writing and giving workshops, she works part time for her local hospital.

Welcome, Chris. Please tell us about your current release, Blonde Demolition.
You just can't hide from the past...

Mallory Sage lives in a small, idyllic town where nothing ever happens. Just the kind of life she has always wanted. No one, not even her fellow volunteer firefighters, knows about her past life as an agent for Homeland Security.

Former partner and lover, Trey McCrane, comes back into Mallory's life. He believes they made a great team once, and that they can do so again. Besides, they don't have much choice. Paul Stanley, a twisted killer and their old nemesis, is back.

Framed for a bombing and drawn together by necessity, Mallory and Trey go on the run and must learn to trust each other again―if they hope to survive. But Mallory has been hiding another secret, one that could destroy their relationship. And time is running out.

What inspired you to write this book?
My husband has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 30 years. Part of that time his fire company ran a fair to raise money. It had a beer tent and the guys who worked it were called The Beer Gods. They always asked me when I would write a book for them. This is their book even though they only have a small part in it.

What exciting story are you working on next?
Right now I’m working on a short romantic comedy about a vegetarian veterinarian and the heir to a hot dog fortune who is allergic to dogs.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I was ten.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like?  If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I don’t write full time. I work part time. I usually write in the mornings. When I am in revision stage that happens morning and night. I don’t revise until the first draft is finished.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
That I can inject humor in just about any genre and situation. I have a dark sense of humor. I guess that helps. I’ve been involved in emergency medical services in some form for 20 years so that helps.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer. At one point a lawyer, but that faded quickly.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I hope you enjoy my stories.

Thanks for being here today, Chris, and letting us learn a little bit about you and your writing. 

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