Today we welcome author Nancy Mehl to 3 Questions Wednesday. So glad you could drop by, Nancy! First question: Which author would you never tire of and why?
Nancy: Agatha Christie. She had a way of constructing her novels like puzzles. I love trying to figure out the puzzle ahead of time.
I love her books also. She has some great villains in her stories. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Nancy: Inspector Javert from Les Miserables. He was a very “human” villain. I can’t understand villains who have no trace of humanity. It makes it impossible for readers to relate to their motivation. Javert was created in a way that allowed us to suffer along with him. He was convinced he was a righteous man, and Jean Valjean was a criminal without hope of redemption. When those lines blurred, Javert’s sense of justice failed him, and his only choice was to end his life. He was a heartbreaking figure.
Great answer! Now tell us something about your current project.
Nancy: I’m working on a cozy Amish mystery series, along with several other authors, for Guideposts. The first book in the series will release in June. Also, the third book in my Finding Sanctuary series, Rising Darkness will be out toward the end of 2015.
Sounds like you are staying busy. Thanks for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday. If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Deadly Echoes (U.S. only), please leave a comment for Nancy below.
After a youth filled with tragedy and upheaval, Sarah Miller’s life is finally settled with all echoes of the past silent at last. She happily calls Sanctuary her home and spends her days teaching at the local school.
Sarah’s joy at her recent reunion with her sister, Hannah, and meeting the niece she didn’t know she had is too soon interrupted when Deputy Sheriff Paul Gleason informs Sarah her sister has been killed.
As she learns more about Hannah’s death, the circumstances are eerily similar to their parents’ murder. Sarah enlists Paul’s help in digging deeper into the murders the police are dismissing as burglaries gone wrong. Paul’s concern encourages Sarah’s growing feelings for him, but as their investigation peels back the layers of lies almost twenty years old, they get close to uncovering the truth one person will do anything to hide–even if that means coming after the last remaining members of the Miller family.
Nancy Mehl lives in Festus, Missouri, with her husband, Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. She’s authored twenty books and just finished a new series for Bethany House Publishing. The first book in her Finding Sanctuary series, Gathering Shadows was released in May of 2014. The second book, Deadly Echoes became available in February. The third book, Rising Darkness will release late in 2015. She is also working on an Amish cozy mystery series for Guideposts.
Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Web site: www.nancymehl.com. She is part of The Suspense Sisters: www.suspensesisters.blogspot.com, along with several other popular suspense authors. She is also very active on Facebook.