Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Military meets Mexico? Interview with Author Heidi Glick

A former Marine determines to protect the woman he loves at all costs, and yet his own secrets might turn her against him forever.
When disabled ex-Marine Mark Graham reconnects with his best friend’s sister, he finds himself falling in love. But Beth Martindale’s presence is a constant reminder of events he’d rather forget.

Mark wants to move forward, but the secrets surrounding her brother’s death as well as his own confinement to a wheelchair threaten to tear them apart. When a psychopath who calls himself The Knight fixates on Beth,

Mark is determined to give her the protection he failed to give her brother on the battlefield, yet he discovers that a wheelchair isn’t the only impediment he has to keeping Beth safe.

Will terror win or can Mark find the strength of mind and body to rescue Beth and find his own redemption?

Heidi Glick has a B.A. in biology, a minor in Bible from Cedarville University, and a passion for writing Christian fiction. She has over seven years of technical editing experience, a certificate in technical writing from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, and is working towards her Master of English at Utah State University.

Additionally, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and has written two articles for Intercom. When not working, Heidi spends time with her husband, son, and two dogs, Cocoa and Sparky in Ohio. 

For more information about Heidi, click here or blogs here and here. For more on the book, here or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Ten Questions for Author Heidi Glick

What should readers know about your latest release? Does it differ from your past books, offer a new perspective on a familiar topic, or shed light on a unique situation?

My latest release, Dog Tags, is a suspense novel set in Ohio and California. In it, a former Marine determines to protect the woman he loves at all costs, and yet his own secrets might turn her against him forever.

What was the main inspiration for the new book? Had the idea been on your mind for a while or just popped into it one day?

The main inspiration for my book is my character’s struggles. I think a lot of people will identify with him. The idea had been on my mind for a while.

Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?

I feel writing is great way to express myself. I write in my genre because I enjoy reading suspense and constructing suspenseful events that will captivate readers.

How has travel been involved in your writing and/or research? What’s been your most memorable research experience?

For another book I’m working on I traveled to a local famous restaurant. Also, I purchased a travel book about Guadalajara and watched tourist videos set in Guadalajara for another story I’ve been working on.

Who has inspired you the most on your writing journey—a loved one, fellow author, favorite teacher?

My husband has inspired me the most by encouraging me to continue on my journey and to not give up.

What surprised you the most about the writer’s journey—publication, representation, platform building, the writing itself?

What surprised me the most was the writing itself. I once thought good writers were born. I know believe that good writers practice and practice and learn more and more about the craft each day.

If you could rewind time to when you began your pursuit of publication, what would you tell yourself?

Don’t give up. The journey is long and hard but worth it. Be open to criticism and learn all you can.

Now to have some fun with travel…

What’s your favorite place you have visited?

Mexico is my favorite place. The people there are really friendly. Also, while there, I met people who were content with very little and also very giving.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Or would you return to somewhere you’ve already been?

Right now I’d like to travel to Guadalajara.

And now a fun tidbit—if there was one special travel destination just for writers and you were the founder of it, what would the name be and would it be located?

The place would be Writersville, and it would be located on a beach.

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