Author Interview with P.H. Turner
I’m interviewing P.H. Turner today, author of romantic suspense novel “Winterkill”. Welcome to my blog, and thanks for answering my questions!
1. When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I wrote stories when I was a child and hid them away. I don’t remember not wanting to write. I was side tracked by life- you know all the important things we do, marriage, children, and the paying job.
2. Where did you get the inspiration for Winterkill?
My parents took my sister and I through the west to cabins in the mountains, Indian reservations, and to museums that told the story of the settlement of the west and how we treated the indigenous people. I was in the back seat of the car enthralled with the scenery and the stories- when I wasn’t pestering my older sister. My family settled in Texas in the 1840’s and were dirt farmers with a few head of cattle. They scratched a living from the ground and followed the frontier line west to central Texas, finally settling there.
3. What is your editing process like?
Each morning I edit what I wrote the day before. When I have a hundred pages or so, I stop and print out the draft and manually edit the pages.
4. What was the most challenging part of writing this book?
Writing the query letters and finding a publisher. I love being an author for Kensington Books, they are fabulous group of people.
5. What are your writing goals for the rest of 2014?
Marketing Death&Desire which comes out March 2015 and finishing Under the Dark Moon.
6. Are you working on something now? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
Under the Dark Moon is the harrowing tale of Taylor’s investigation into human trafficking of girls out of Mexico into sexual slavery in America. Taylor finds eleven year old Sofia, who escaped her captor when he fell asleep. Captain Trace Yazzie of the Navaho Nation is Taylor’s lover and partner in finding the traffickers who took Sophia.
Author: P.H. Turner
Genre: Romantic Suspense
A beautiful reporter and a charming rancher are caught in a web of mayhem, murder…and lust.
Reporter Sawyer Cahill returns home to Cheyenne, Wyoming to report for the local station. But leaving behind the coverage of the gangland murders of San Antonio only lands her smack in the middle of the ritualistic animal mutilations. Harassed and threatened by the freak behind the bizarre murders, Sawyer plunges into her investigation, reaping the attentions of two local ranchers.
Local rancher, Jake Spooner, tangles with a tug of war relationship with Sawyer. Tormented between his smoldering desire for Sawyer and his wish to keep her safe, their passion flames in a mountain snow storm.
Teaching and shooting news and documentaries took me to work on the East and West coasts, the Midwest and an island in the Gulf of Mexico. Born a fourth generation Texan, I live in Austin with an energetic mutt that waits patiently every day for me to come home and work on my second novel.
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