What inspired you to write this book?
My inspiration for this book was partly my own life. Although much of the book is fiction, there was a little of myself there as well. I find myself writing about betrayal in both of my books although each from a different perspective. Raw emotions such as betrayal and death really show the true character of the person dealing with the pain.
What topics in your book or background do you think book clubs would find interesting?
Betrayal is an interesting discussion as well as how easy it can be to leave God out of our choices. That creates so much havoc in our lives. When we include him and go as he directs, it is amazing how much easier life becomes; even when dealing with the “big” pain creators that we all must face. The love story in Rosemary Beach is a little different from most but I think that will everyone may find it extremely interesting.
Tell us about your career outside of writing and how it influence your writing.
Since I an a Registered Nurse, I draw from my psychiatric training as well as the compassion that nursing requires. It also helps to live or have lived in the areas you are writing about, Rosemary Beach and Linville, N.C. are such beautiful places. Macon, Georgia is very unique and the medical community there is extremely diverse.
Describe your style of writing
My style of writing is truly from the heart. I pray and watch God guide me. The entire process although a little draining is wonderful. I always try to write about those emotions that we all deal with and include some different life styles. My characters inspire, I hope.
Which authors have inspired you?
My favorite authors are Nelson DeMille, Jeffrey Archer, Ann Rivers Siddons and Nicholas Sparks. They have each inspired me. The humor which DeMille adds to even the most serious of dilemmas is so skillfully carried out. I love humor and being able to include it.
By: Linda Heavner Gerald
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