Q: Who or what inspired you to become an author?
A: We were inspired by great storytellers like Charles Dickens, Ayn Rand, Ken Follett, and Agatha Christie.
Q: What was the turning point in your life when you decided to start writing?
A: We have always written. Ever since we had the ability to arrange and rearranged A,B,Cs into words, then sentences, then paragraphs, we have enjoyed creating.
Q: What is or are the genres of your book or books?
A: We write suspense thrillers designed to keep readers guessing and glued to the edge of their chairs until they reach 'the end.'
Q: What made you decide to write in your particular genre?
A: We write in the suspense genre because it is the genre we most enjoy reading ourselves.
Q: Who is your favorite author, and how did they inspire you to write?
A: Ken Follett is our favorite author to read - and we read aloud to each other - and he always inspires us to "tell a great story."
Q: When you write do you take notes, organize your characters and plot, or you write freely as you go?
A: We write freely as we go and continually trade our excerpts electronically with each other until we have our final, finished version.
Q: Where does your inspiration come from?
A: Life. Human beings are fascinating and if you pay attention to the headlines and your own daily life the story ideas are, literally, limitless. Everyone has a story.
Q: Do you write about your personal life experiences in your stories?
A: Some elements of our personal life find their way into our books, but it is not something we emphasize.
Q: Who is your favorite character in your book? Why?
A: Eva Lange, the strong, courageous heroine in "Jarred Into Being." In "An Illegal President: A Novel" our favorite character is Wendy Garrett, the wife of the Congressman. In both cases we admire strong, intelligent independent women who determine their own destinies.
Q: What is your favorite scene in your story?
A: In "Jarred Into Being" Eva is harassed by two college boys when she first arrives is LasVegas, and they find that taunting Eva was a huge mistake. In "An Illegal President: A Novel" our favorite scene is the final scene, but - spoiler alert - we can't tell you what it is. Readers will find out for themselves when they finish the book.
Q: Do you write about your personal experiences in your books?
A: The physical settings of our stories are frequently drawn from personal experience.
Q: Are the characters in your story based on people you know?
A: Most characters are inspired by someone we know or know about, but our characters become their own people.
Q: Is there any part in writing you don’t like?
A: Editing can be tedious, and marketing can be infuriating.
Q: Do you have any online sites where people can read more about your books?
Q: Do you have any books in the works?
A: Our next project - another suspense novel - is tentatively titled "Long Shadows" - a fascinating intertwining of lives that lead to horrific, unforeseen consequences.
Q: When you read, what is your favorite genre?
A: Suspense and Historical Fiction.
Q: Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Serving Diesel and Emmett, our two English Bulldogs, requires most of our free time. However, we do manage an occasional walk or dinner out in a nice restaurant. Classical music is virtually always playing in our home.
Q: If you would have time travel abilities and could meet anyone from any time, who would you like to meet?
A: Jesus Christ and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.