Today I have the pleasure of interviewing a good friend, fellow member of Coffee Talk Writers, and an up and coming new author, Cait Jarrod.
Thank you for taking the time to sit with me and talk about Kidnapped Hearts.
1). Tell me a little about the story.
Small town girl and owner of The Memory Café, Pamela Young, regales in her life with her friends, aptly named the Band of Friends until her life is turned upside down with stolen bearer bonds mysteriously coming into her possession.
After a five-year disappearing act, Jake Gibson returns home retired from the FBI, and ready to make a mends with his estranged family. A freelance case falls into his lap, involving the woman he’d resisted years ago. He will do anything to protect Pamela, even put his life in jeopardy along with his heart.
2). What makes Pamela so special? Why should I root for her?
She’s a sweet, honest woman who becomes a victim of circumstance because of her stepfather’s criminal activity, resulting in her being put in harm’s way with a known terrorist. She has to learn to defend herself or get hurt.
Wow, so she has to be everything she’s not in order to survive. Sounds like she had to experience a great deal of disappointment to get there. Some writers say they feel their character’s emotions when they write a scene. Did you feel her pain as you wrote parts of it?
Yes, I try to get inside the character’s head, so the reader feels everything they do, hence, I smile, laugh, get scared and yes my eyes water when they’re sad. I’ve had to take breaks from writing a scene when the emotions have gotten too strong.
3). How did you know when the story was done?
When the plot is resolved, all the pieces have been tied off, and the couple has their ending.
4). So this is your first published novel. Tell me what that’s like for you.
I have a range of emotions. I was happy and excited, then there was the flipside, sad and scared. I’m happy and excited for obvious reasons. Sad because I wish my mother was here to share this with me, and not knowing how readers will perceive the book is somewhat scary.
3). Thank you for answering my questions and I can’t wait to hear what the readers think of Kidnapped Hearts. Tell us where we can pick ourselves up a copy and how we can let you know what we think.
Kidnapped Hearts can be found on several links. Two of the most popular are below. The book will be available at Barnes and Noble soon.
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