Wendy Byrne is here with me today and we’re talking about her newest book release, Hard to Kill.
1. Congrats on the release of Hard to Kill! What inspired you to write this book?
I love strong female heroines, you know the type that can give any man a run for his money. Think Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raiders. I thought about what would be a challenge for my heroine that she couldn’t back down from and came up with the idea of a girl being taken by human traffickers. My heroine allows herself to be kidnapped to find the girl and bring the people responsible to justice.
2. What was the toughest part of writing Hard to Kill? The best?
The toughest part was writing the fight scenes. While it’s easy to see how it looks like in my head, it’s difficult for me to come up with the right words to convey what I’m seeing in my head. I loved writing the ending showing the full character growth for Sabrina.
3. Will the follow-up book in The Hard Targets Trilogy be in Sabrina’s viewpoint or will it be about one of her brothers?
The second book is her brother Jake’s story. Both Jake and Sabrina work for an agency called The Alliance. Jake’s mission is to provide protection services for a CIA agent named Tessa Graham who is suspected of being a double agent.
4. You have another book releasing with Entangled Publishing soon. What’s that one about?
When her Uncle Jack is incarcerated on drug charges, Sammie Murphy travels to Key West and hopes to find out who set him up. Undercover DEA officer Enrique Santos sent Jack Murphy to jail. But when his niece Sammie comes to town proclaiming her uncle’s innocence, little by little his credibility and his case start to crumble.
5. What drew you to writing romantic suspense?
I read all types of fiction, but my favorite is romantic suspense. I enjoy the blend of romance and the edge of your seat kind of excitement.
6. What was your favorite book as a child?
I was always a big fan of Nancy Drew books. As I got older, I read Gone with the Wind and fell in love with it. I didn’t start reading romance until in my twenties.
About Wendy Byrne
Wendy has a Masters in Social Work and worked in the child welfare field for twelve years before she decided to pursue her dream of writing. Her first two books, Fractured and Mama Said were published in 2011 and 2012.
Mama Said was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest. She self-published The Christmas Curse in 2012.
The Hard Targets series through Gemma Halliday Publishing will be published in 2014 and 2015 starting with Hard to Kill in August 2014. To learn more about Wendy, visit her website, friend her on Facebook, or follow her Twitter.