BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Friday, July 20, 2012

Q&A with Author Andrea Kane and Scavenger Hunt

Last month, romance author Andrea Kane popped in for a short interview as part of her blog tour for the anthology "Love Is Murder". This month she's back, touring for her new suspense novel, "The Line Between Here and Gone" and she generously took the time to answer a few more questions.

Kane’s psychological thriller "The Girl Who Disappeared Twice", became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits. It introduced Forensic Instincts, an eclectic team of maverick investigators, each with different personalities and talents, all with one common bond: a blatant disregard for authority. "The Line Between Here and Gone" is the next exciting installment in the Forensic Instincts series. Armed with skills and talents honed by years in the FBI and Special Forces, and training in behavioral and forensic psychology, the team solves seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement.

With a worldwide following and novels published in over twenty languages, Kane is also the author of eight romantic thrillers and fourteen historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is plotting new ways for Forensic Instincts to challenge the status quo.

Where to find Andrea online:

website and blog

Bea: What sort of attachment do you have to your characters?
Andrea: They become part of me, like family. The ending of a book is bittersweet. My characters are fully formed, have achieved some resolution in battling the trials and tribulations of life. Just when I’m ready to enjoy their creation, it’s time to say goodbye. Fortunately with Forensic Instincts, I get the chance to stay attached and further the FI team’s characters and stories in their next book.

Bea: Where do you do most of your writing?
Andrea: Wherever my Pomeranian lets me. It’s amazing where he can place his snout, his paws, his tail and his body on my laptop to prevent me from writing

Bea: Do you have an inspiration board for each book? Maybe a scrapbook? What inspires you when you’re writing?
Andrea: No boards, no scrapbooks. I’m a pretty cerebral person. For me, the inspiration comes from within – characters with a story they’re excited to tell!

Bea: Are any characters in the book based on people you know or have met in your personal life?
Andrea: I am constantly inspired by people (and animals) I meet while researching my novels: FBI agents, cops, other law enforcement personnel, doctors, nurses, vets, dogs, as well as people I meet in my everyday life. I think my characters embody the best and worst traits of all of them. Working closely with the FBI has given me the opportunity to see integrity, dedication, intelligence, and insightfulness up close and personal.

Bea: Which part of THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE was the most enjoyable to write?
Andrea: The best part of writing THE LINE, for me, was bringing back the whole FI team. They've become so real to me, I love "spending" more time with them!

Brief Excerpt from "The Line Between Here And Gone":

An email from a fellow photojournalist, a friend of hers who’d been traveling internationally for months and wouldn’t be aware that Justin had already been born or that his condition had turned Amanda’s life upside down.

Andrea is currently on a blog tour for this book, you can follow along if you want. Click here for her schedule. Click here for my review of "The Line Between Here And Gone".

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