Today’s guest is romantic suspense author Caitlyn Nicholas. She’s sharing a little about herself and her new novel, The Danger Game available now from Escape Publishing.
Caitlyn will be
awarding a Caitlyn Nicholas gift bag to a randomly drawn commenter at every
stop, and a grand prize of a $10 Amazon gift card + a Caitlyn Nicholas gift bag
to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. (International) The form to enter is at the end of the interview. You can visit other tour stops and enter the raffle there, too, to increase your odds.
Welcome, Caitlyn. Please tell us a
little bit about yourself.
writing in 2005. Exhausted, pregnant (sure I was going to expire from
morning-sickness) and coping with a demanding toddler, I decided the time was
right to embark on a writing career. (In hindsight I may have been suffering
from a scorching case of sleep-deprivation).
kinda worked out. My debut novel – and the first manuscript I’d ever written – Running Scared, was published in January
2007. My next book, Secret Intentions followed.
Then I had a short story published in the Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance (MBSOR) in 2010 – my story is
called “The Grey Man.”
novel Drive Me to Distraction was
published, and my novella The Danger Game
came out just before Christmas. My next
book, The Bunker, will be published
in July 2013.
with them, and they do what she tells them, mostly. People, however, are more
of a challenge.
dangerous program is stolen, and her mentor killed, Flick finds herself on the
run. The police are convinced she’s committed murder, and a sinister weapons
developer will stop at nothing to force her to work for him.
being suspicious keeps you alive. So when Flick turns to him, he quickly
realises that she’s up to her neck in trouble and hasn’t fully grasped the
danger she is in.
her safe, and then, together, they have to figure out how to save the world
from an epic meltdown.
article about cyber-war, and it inspired a plot about an unstoppable
cyber-weapon. I like to write about strong stubborn heroines meeting their
tell me what’s going on?” Ben asked.
reflection in the mirror. “I don’t know.”
closed off look, and at her words a deep frown creased his forehead. He folded
his arms across his chest.
you are. That’s for certain.”
and a muscle jumped in his jaw.
talk to the police.” She pushed past him, out of the bathroom, aware that they
were alone. “I’ll take them up to Andy’s office, they’ll need to know about
but his face showed nothing but bland impassivity.
me. Like a bad dream.”
feel that way at first. Its normal.”
The Bunker, is out in July 2013. It’s
a romantic suspense set in a bunker deep under the idyllic green hills of
England. Geeky Dimity Pond is the only person who can save the world from an
epic financial meltdown, but to do it she’s going to need help from the
reclusive and terse Lord Richard Summerhayes.
really consider myself a writer until recently actually. My first two books
were very experimental (for me anyway). My kids were very little when they were
published and I wasn’t sure if I’d keep writing, go back to work, go back to
University, or be a Glorious Domestic Goddess.
turned out I decided to become a stay at home mum, but it soon became obvious
that full time Glorious Domestic Goddess didn’t make me happy. So I kept
writing. When my story, Drive Me to
Distraction, was accepted for publication in January last year, then I felt
like I was stepping off into a new career as a ‘real’ writer.
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
the day. Usually about 2-3 hours each day. More if I’m on a deadline. It’s not
easy to work at home. There is always chores and jobs that I could easily be
doing and I often feel I have to choose between welcoming the kids home with
home made after school treats or finishing the next chapter. I’m haunted by
Mummy-guilt! Still the writing usually wins out, and if I’m really over it I go
and work in a café.
to think of something that doesn’t make me sound too mad!! To be honest I think
it’s probably that the more I have to do, the more I get done. I work best
under pressure and with deadlines.
when you grew up?
was changeable but most of the time I wanted to be a lady who rode horses in
the circus. I’m rather relieved that it didn’t work out!
with the readers?
next book, The Bunker, is out in July
2013. It’s another thrilling romantic suspense set in deep underground in an
old bunker, in the idyllic green hills of England. If you sign up for my
newsletter you’ll be the first to hear about when it goes live. And don’t
forget to leave a comment and enter my giveaway. Prizes include much sought
after Timtams (legendary Australian chocolate biscuit).
me online at: http://www.caitlynnicholas.com