Happy Thursday all!! I’m pleased to bring you my Q&A with Closure author Rie McGaha today. Let’s slip right in!
RG: There’s really no trick since all my kids are grown and on their own, and most of my grandkids are in California, with others in Texas and Missouri. I only have two who live nearby. To tell the truth, my 4-legged babies take more of my time than anything else. I have 9 doggies and 3 kitties. All are rescues and I would like to encourage anyone who is thinking of getting an animal to please, please, please adopt from a shelter. And think older dog…they are awesome!
AS: Congratulations on your latest release! What was your favorite scene in Closure to write? Why?
RG: Thank you. Closure was the most fun I ever had writing a book because I killed off my exes in this one! I also made my husband, Nathan pose for the “murders” to make sure they could actually be done. Accuracy is so important!
AS: What was the most challenging scene in Closure to write?
RG: The most challenging scenes in any of my books are the love scenes. I know the mechanics, but getting the emotion and finer techniques to make sense is very difficult for me.
AS: To get to know you better, please fill in some blanks for us:
Happiness is a beach in the Caribbean.
To sing at the top of your lungs is good for you.
All coffee and no food makes Rie a little manic.
If you can’t take the truth, then don’t ask me the question.
AS: I’m with you on the coffee one. Next, if you found a writing magic wand today, what would you use it for?
RG: I guess I’d be a little selfish and write the book that puts me up there with James Patterson and Dan Brown.
AS: I love it! Will you hit me with that one, too? So, what movie can you watch a thousand times and never get sick of?
RG: Catch & Release; Just Like Heaven; It’s A Wonderful Life; The Book of Eli; Silence Of The Lambs; The Red Dragon; and many others. Not only could I watch them a thousand times, I think I have!
AS If you were casting Closure for the big screen, who would play Amy and Zach?
RG: Gerard Butler would be a perfect Zach, and that girl from Grey’s Anatomy that plays Little Grey would be a good Amy.
AS: Excellent casting! What can readers look for next from you?
RG: So glad you asked! 🙂 On October 30 DEEP WITHIN MY HEART will be released from Silver Publishing. This is a rollicking, fun, pirate romance set against the War of 1812. I used real events and real people of that time and wove my characters into the events.
In November WRITTEN IN STONE comes out, also from Silver Publishing. This is a historical set within a historical vampire story that is unlike any vamp story out there…at least I hope so!
And on December 1st CROSS THE LINE comes out from Solstice Publishing. This book is my own personal favorite. I submitted this manuscript so many times and received so many rejections, but I knew eventually there would be an editor out there somewhere who would get me and get the story. This book was five years in the making and I am so thrilled to have it published. Cross The Line is a historical interracial romance that pairs the daughter of a former plantation owner with a runaway slave. It’s a family saga that brings the relationship through the generations to contemporary times. I worked so hard on this story for so long, I have fallen in love with the characters. They don’t even seem like characters to me but more like family I haven’t seen in a long time and really miss a lot.
And then in March 2011 ONE GOOD MAN is coming from eXcessica publishing. This one is about Allison Hamstead is a BBW who lives in Chicago and just found out her boyfriend has been seeing her best friend, Sarah. So Allison packs it up and moves to Biloxi, Mississippi to accept a position as an executive assistant on a floating casino where he meets the boss’s son, Stephen. Stephen Collins is gorgeous and he knows it. He’s also a playboy and Allison just can’t figure out why he’s putting the moves on her!
AS: Wow! These sound wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by, Rie! Now, reader, a question: while literally killing off an ex might be a bit far to go to get closure, do you have any ex you’d love to torture? Spill the details here!!
Closure by Rie McGaha
High in the hills above Albuquerque, New Mexico Detective Zachariah Ellison arrives at the scene of a murder, and not just any murder, but one that definitely falls into the “gruesome” category even for a seasoned cop like Zach. When another body is found murdered in much the same fashion, Zach knows he’s got a serial killer on his hands, and to top it off he’s got an assistant district attorney hounding him about the case. As Zach tries to investigate the crimes while sidestepping nosey Amy Logan, a third body is found and Zach hasn’t a clue as to whom the perpetrator might be.
Amy Logan has worked hard to put herself through school and pay for law school on her own and now that she’s secured a position as assistant district attorney in Albuquerque, she’s determined to do everything she can to be the best prosecutor this office has ever seen. And as if luck was following her, she’s been assigned to the biggest homicide case the city has ever seen. The only problem she’s having is the homicide detective who’s leading the investigation—Zach Ellison.