Favorite place to write: I sit in a rocking chair I’ve had for twenty years. Nice and comfy.
Go-to writing snack or drink: Well I try not to indulge, but when I’m in the middle of a story and my brain needs energy, I love to eat Peanut M&M’s.
Something you must do or have to write: Coffee. Did you even have to ask? 🙂
Favorite (doesn’t that word just make you cringe?) writer resource: the Internet. I don’t know what writers did before the super information highway. I do love books for research, YouTube for getting a close look, and I also use experts.
What book is currently on your nightstand? Well, my Kindle is on my nightstand and that has many, many books. Too many books. I’m trying to read more books every week. So let’s just say that my next book in my TBR pile is Lynn Blackburn’s In Too Deep. This last week I finished Irene Hannon’s Hidden Peril and Jamie Jo Wright’s The House on Foster Hill. (I’m behind on all these series and trying to catch up.)
Hard copy, e-reader, audio book: I LOVE hard copy, BUT . . . I have gotten accustomed to the way my Paperwhite has a backlight so I don’t have to struggle with finding the right lighting. I never thought I’d say that I prefer an e-reader, but the “e” should stand for “easy.” It’s an easy-reader. 🙂
What was the inspiration behind Never Let Go? I came across a story in a newspaper about a forensic genealogist who helped police find the identity of a woman who had died. Apparently, she wasn’t who she said she was. I had never heard of a forensic genealogist and knew I had to use that in a novel.
Favorite part of writing Never Let Go: Writing “The End.” Of course! I was overjoyed to have completed my first full-length novel. It topped out at over 97K. At one point in my writing career, I couldn’t imagine writing a novel that length.
Hardest part of writing Never Let Go: The editing. Self-editing I should say. Going back through and making changes is almost as hard as writing the novel to begin with.
If Never Let Go was turned into a movie, who would you cast as the leads? Jennifer Connelly was my model for Willow. And Austin? I haven’t decided yet.
What is next? Always Look Twice (Heath’s story) book two in Uncommon Justice, was turned in before the holidays and now I’m working on the yet-to-be-titled book three—Liam McKade’s story.
About the Story:
As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather’s footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up when someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth.
Ex-FBI agent–and Willow’s ex-flame–Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they’ll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he’s spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow’s tender heart at risk.
In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.