BLURB – Mountain of Deception
Tessa Cooper, having taken a year long sabbatical from teaching English at a university in order to write a mystery novel, winds up living in the mountains of Tennessee. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. Then she meets the man building the garage behind her cabin. Sexy Silas Newberry is a man with many secrets, and Tessa is determined to find out what they are. But when things start going in the wrong direction, can Silas keep her safe without revealing his biggest secret of all?
I want to thank Starla for hosting me here today. I love visiting new places and get to know new readers.
What can you share with the readers about yourself, maybe something fun that they wouldn’t guess?
I’m a huge NFL football fan. I rarely miss a game on Sunday’s. My family and friends know not to bother me during the games.
How do you come up with a story line?
I keep my eyes and ears open. I get a lot of ideas from current events that I see in the news. For my current book, I read an article about the arrest of a group of poachers in the Tennessee mountains and I took that idea and ran with it.
Are you an outliner, a write by the seat of your pants author, or a combination?
I’m a little of both. I start out with an idea and start making notes. My outline is not a normal type of outline. It’s more of a paraphrasing of the story. From that, I start writing by the seat of my pants.
What are you currently working on for your next book?
I’m currently working on a police procedural mystery series. Book one is almost finished and I have a few chapters finished on the next two books. This is something different for me to write because it’s not a romance, but just a regular mystery.
What was your favorite scene in this book?
I think my favorite scene in “Mountain of Deception” is the one where the hero is trying to save the heroine from a burning building. He succeeds, but not without her being injured.
What in particular made you write this book?
I knew I wanted to write a book that takes place in the Smoky Mountains and when I read that article about the poaching ring, it all came together.
AUTHOR BIO – Carol Preflatish
Carol Preflatish’s interest in writing began in high school when she worked as a reporter, photographer, and sport’s editor for the school newspaper. Publications include several romantic suspense novels, two non-fiction books, and a planned police procedural mystery series. An avid photographer, she has had many photos published in her local newspaper, as well as in Golf Journal, the official publication of the United States Golf Association. Carol is a member of the Sisters in Crime organization and Kentuckiana Authors. She lives in southern Indiana and shares a log cabin with her husband and two cats in what seems like an enchanted forest with a menagerie of wildlife constantly visiting.