HEARTS IN DANGER BY FIONA WILSON
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Rebecca believes there is good in everyone, even though it may be hidden in some more than others. She also believes in love at first sight, yet has never managed to find it.
In one fell swoop she has the chance to prove both of her theories right, but fate has something more in store for her. Can she hold on to the happiness she has found?
A romantic suspense story which finds Rebecca going on a journey she couldn't have imagined, taking her from running a kids craft class to helping run classes in a male prison.
1. How do you come up with the main idea & the characters?
The idea was one I came up with when driving home from work over the course of a few days. I tend to daydream a lot to break the monotony of the journey. When I went to actually start writing the story I had to rethink it a little though as I couldn't have it start where my daydream did as that was on a rather wet motorway with cars and vans rushing past me. I had to build up to that.
Rebecca is the main female character and her name has a special meaning to me. It was the name I would have given to my daughter had I been lucky enough to be able to have children. I loved the name because it could be shortened to Becky or Bex, and I use both of those nicknames within the story.
Richie, the main male character, was named for someone I've known for many years yet haven't seen for a long time.
2. What are your future writing plans?
Hearts in Danger is book one in a trilogy. Originally it was going to be a two part romance, but after a conversation with an author friend it turned into a three part romantic suspense. I have been constantly asked to start writing book two so that should hopefully be completed over the next few months, if not sooner. I do have another story idea in my head which is totally different to the Heart trilogy. I have always loved zombie stories and I've come up with something I feel could work, so I will maybe attempt that once this series is finished.
3. How did you get started as a writer?
I needed to get the daydream out of my head once and for all because it was driving me mad. I heard about Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) on Facebook and decided to give it a go last year. I would sit for an hour or so each day and write until the boys I'm nanny to came out of school. I wrote over 50,000 words in just 28 days and amazed myself and many others. I still don't consider myself to be a writer though, perhaps one day I will. I see myself more as someone who has shared a story idea in the hope that someone will enjoy it.
4. Who inspires you to write?
I grew up reading Enid Blyton books, then progressed to Stephen King as I got older. As a child and young adult it would need to be them. As an adult I have read so many books from indie authors, and traditionally published authors. I admire so many it's difficult to name them all, but those who have inspired me to keep going include Lindsay J. Pryor, Angela Marsons, Beth Flynn, Rebecca Raisin, Tammy Robinson, Monica James and L.J. Ross. I am lucky to have been able to meet many of the authors I have read and loved and have to mention Karen Frances, T.A. Williams, Ava Manello and Sarah Elizabeth also as they have given me the confidence to write throughout this experience.
5. Where would you like to travel for book related "research"?
As I've based my books in Scotland I don't need to travel as such for this series. The zombie idea I'm not sure where to set it, but I would love to visit America one day if that counts lol
6. Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many favourite authors and many of them are named in question 4 above as they are also authors who have inspired me throughout my journey. I have two real life friends who I met through my job as a nanny who have so much talent and I would count them in my favourite authors list. They are Kierney Scott and Ela Lourenco. I feel very privileged to have them both as friends.
About The Author
I am a Scottish lass born and bred, grew up in Ayrshire now live in Bonnybridge. An avid reader as a child, my love of books has grown with me. I am a blogger, although I am currently taking an extended break, a reviewer and a beta reader. I am a huge supporter of indie authors, and still can't quite believe I'm about to join such an amazing group of people.
I work full time as a nanny in Edinburgh. To break the monotony of rush hour traffic I occasionally find myself daydreaming on my way home. It was during one of these journeys that the idea for Hearts in Danger came to me. Knowing I had to get the story out of my head I took part in Nanowrimo 2015. By the end of the month I had not only written over 50,000 words, I had surprised myself by sticking to it every single day.
What happens next, who knows? Wherever this journey takes me, though, I will be forever grateful for the help and support I have had along the way from family, friends, bloggers, reviewers and authors alike.
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