Interview with thriller author C.B. Samet

Novelist
CB Samet joins me today to chat about her
new thriller, Gray Horizon.



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Bio:
Christina is a practicing physician, mother of two boys and a
terrier, and wife to a caring and supportive husband.
“I grew up reading Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, and the Bourne
books. I write seeking to create that level of action and intrigue but with
female heroines. I love the quote, ‘She needed a hero. So she became one.’ My
novels have empowered women overcoming powerful obstacles and the strong men
who support them.”

Welcome, CB. Please share a little bit
about your current release.
Sworn enemies. A stolen nuclear weapon. And the clock’s ticking.
When Dr. Lillian Whyte learns a nuclear weapon
is on the loose in Europe, she collides with a ruthless mercenary from her
past. Isolated from her husband, a former CIA operative, Lillian tries to
covertly help track the weapon. As she joins the race to stop the bomb, she is
drawn into a deadly game of chase. Despite her efforts, those intent on global
catastrophe remain one step ahead of her.
As Lillian faces the fears of her past and
deadliness of the present, can she secure the future of the world?

What inspired you to write this book?
I began the Dr. Whyte series seeking to create the thriller and action of
Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Dan Brown but with strong female lead
characters. I love the quote, “She needed a hero, so she became one.” The main
character, Lillian Whyte, is a tough and quick-witted ER physician who doesn’t
back down from a threat. Each book is a stand alone the way the many Jack
Reacher novels are.
Excerpt
from Gray Horizon:
Ivan’s eyes roamed up and down her, appraising
her fight stance.
Lillian’s heart beat wildly with fear and
anger. How many times had she sparred with Sean and imagined she was fighting
Ivan? Defeating Ivan. She had wanted her own retribution. He had killed
soldiers, kidnapped her, and then hunted her. She had imagined showing him she
was no longer afraid. She wasn’t the same woman who had cowered before him in
Kenya. Now, face-to-face with his frightening physique she had to summon every
ounce of her resolve to not cower.
Who was she kidding? She was no match for him.

What exciting story are you working on
next?
I have another series in the works—The Rider Files—with books 1 through 3
out and book 4 in the writing phase.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

I’ve been writing since high school, but I
would say I didn’t consider myself a “writer” until I published my third book.
Perhaps that is some form of ‘imposter syndrome,’ but it took years to embrace
my passion and call myself a writer even after book releases and book sales.

Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?

I write part time—mornings, evenings, weekends, and plane rides.

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?

Despite all the technology at my disposal (iPad, iPhone, MAC), I usually hand
write my scenes before transcribing them into the computer. In front of a screen,
my mind goes blank, but give me white paper and a pen and it’s game on.


As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?

I’d known since the age of thirteen that I wanted to be a doctor. Yet, I also
knew I had a creative side I wanted to explore and develop. As such, I was a
history major in college while pre-med. To some that may seem bizarre, but a
physician and English major once wrote inspiring words about studying something
else you enjoy because you will get all of the science and medicine you need in
medical school. I feel gaining a background in history helped me understand the
human condition before I had to bury myself in molecules and organelles and
cadavers.

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12 thoughts on “Interview with thriller author C.B. Samet

  1. Bernie Wallace says:

    Are any of the characters in the book based off of real people? I hope that your book is a success. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  2. CB Samet says:

    Hi Joseph,
    No real people. Events do take place in areas I've traveled. I've been to Paris where part of the story takes place. In another book in the series, Black Gold, the main character does a medical mission to Kenya. I've been to places I describe in the story when I did a medical mission their. In Whyte Knight, much of the book is based in Montreal where I've visited.
    Thanks for asking!
    –CB Samet

  3. chereepie6719 says:

    Did you always want to be a writer? Was it your dream since childhood? Did you write stories when you were a chile?

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