Miriam asked, “how do you choose a topic for your novels?”
As I think many writers do, I choose topics that are of interest to me personally, or in which I feel I have some experience or base of knowledge to incorporate into the characters or the plot. This is why I am a mystery/romantic suspense writer as opposed to an erotica or paranormal writer. J I’ve actually attempted to write erotica once and quickly realized I lack the creative vocabulary necessary to describe certain bodily images and encounters.
I have always been intrigued by Mafia families and particularly the loyalty with which they operate; thus, my Just Call Me Angel series is mob based. The fourth book in the series will be released soon.
My first novel, No Easy Way, is a murder mystery with an underlying theme of the power of faith and forgiveness, and the challenges in marriage. My faith in God has always been a predominant part of my life and it is due in part to that faith and the God-given power of forgiveness that my husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year.
I am currently writing a suspense thriller about a cult group with underlying political interests. This book has been three years in the making and I have researched several religious cult groups throughout the United States. It has been by far the most taxing book I’ve written because the story itself is fiction, but it is derived from a great amount of non-fiction data and stories of real-life individuals. In essence, it’s a fiction book that holds a great deal of underlying truth. It is my hope to have it released this year.
Thank you for your question Miriam. I’ve emailed you a download code for a free copy of Tetterbaum’s Truth. I hope I’ve answered your question adequately. J