Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday! Today Inspired Prompt welcomes author and publisher, Linda Rodante. Thanks for taking the time to join us.
Who is your favorite author?
Linda: Mary Stewart. She was one of the first to write romantic suspense in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and her word craft is just wonderful—as well as the romance and mystery! Her novels take place in different countries too, opening them up for the reader.
Mary Stewart, a new author to me. I’ll have to check out her books. Next question…
If you could write about anyone or anything fiction/nonfiction who or what would you write about?
Linda: I still love a good mystery—and it feels like adding dessert to a great meal when there is romance, too. Christian romantic suspense is my go-to for reading, and it’s what I write. Christ is all important in each book, and a book can be Christian and full of faith without being preachy.
It’s always good to read other books in your genre. Last question: If you could spend time with a character from your book or another book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Linda: I would love to fly into the Indonesian jungles with John Jergenson and spend some time in missionary work there. John is the male protagonist in my first three books. He’s struggling with tragedy in the first book, Amber Alert, but falls in love with Sharee Jones as they work through some misunderstandings and solve a baby’s kidnapping. He’s attracted to her unflinching faith and her get-in-his-face attitude.
In the second book, As Long As You Both Shall Live, John returns from a month-long mission trip to Indonesia determined to ask Sharee to marry him and then go back together as missionaries, but…things happen. Someone tries to kill them, and an old boyfriend of Sharee’s returns. John walks a tightrope as he tries to keep Sharee safe and find out who’s trying to kill them.
In the third book, Splashdown, John and Sharee are finally married but their spitfire romance still has its ups and downs. I don’t want to give too much away, but John is sent back to Indonesia after an earthquake wrecks havoc on the islands. He will need to do some fancy flying to avoid another tragedy in his life. In the States, Sharee weathers an attempted break-in, a tragedy of her own, and becomes involved in a murder investigation. To help solve the murder, I bring together Detective Rich Richards and one of the on-going characters. Lynn Stapleton, which creates a new romance. The book begins with a hurricane and ends with a high-speed chase.
Saying all this, my newest book, ROAR, will be out this month (November), and I am really looking forward to it.
Sounds great. Thanks for stopping by.
Book Blurb: Amber Alert
Social worker Sharee Jones’ desire for a Christmas program brings her into weekly contact with the one man at church from whom she’s vowed to stay away. Former pilot John Jergenson is just as determined not to get involved with Sharee or her project, but her need for his expertise followed by a number of vicious pranks conspire to change his mind. Then a baby is kidnapped, and Sharee decides to play detective. The ante in life just went up, and John’s about to make a move he never saw coming…
Available on Amazon.
About Linda Rodante
Linda K. Rodante is a lover of sweet tea and lives in Tennessee—a Florida transplant, who loves the seasonal changes in her new state. Her work with crisis pregnancy centers and anti-trafficking groups has given her a heart for hurting women, as well as respect for the role God has given men. Her books wrap sweet romance in real-life issues then add an edge of mystery and suspense. She desires to entertain with a good story while encouraging others in their walk with God.
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