I am thrilled to join 14 other suspense authors in creating Dangerous Pursuits, a collection of 15 suspenseful novellas, all aiming to keep you on the edge of your seat! In anticipation of this amazing collection releasing on October 12th, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to each of the authors and give you, the readers, a glimpse into each of their lives and writing process. Today, we have Carol Nemeth, author of the Faith in the Parks series.
A native North Carolinian, Carol always loved reading and making up stories since childhood, and she began writing in junior high school. She worked in the National Park Service and served in the US Army where she was stationed in Italy. That’s where she met the love of her life, Mark Nemeth, also an Army veteran. They’ve lived in various locations including North Yorkshire, England. They now live in West Virginia, where in their spare time, they enjoy RVing and traveling to research for Carol’s books. She also enjoys reading and crocheting. They have two grown children, a son-in-law and three amazing grandchildren as well as a lab fur baby named Holly. Carol is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is an Amazon Bestselling author. She writes Christian romantic suspense, both historical and contemporary. Filled with suspense, drama, faith and romance, Carol’s stories will keep you turning pages until the very end.
You can connect with Carol via her website at https://www.jcarolnemeth.com/.
Let’s get to our interview, shall we?
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
When I was about 13.
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
A lot of authors play music while they write, but I have tinnitus so I play instrumental music to block the distracting ringing and buzzing in my ears.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I get a lot of my ideas from my own life experiences or from my travels. I worked in the National Park Service, and I served in the US Army. I’ve traveled and lived in over twenty countries.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
My husband and I have an RV and we enjoy traveling as well as fishing. I also love to read, crochet, machine embroidery and sew.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I’ve been surprised by the fact that I haven’t had trouble with writer’s block. Now having said that I’ve probably jinxed myself. (Knock on wood.) Lol No, there’s not a superstitious bone in my body. I’ve just truly been blessed to this point, and I give God the glory for that!
What’s your favorite part about being a writer? Research? First Draft? Editing?
I truly enjoy researching for my books, almost as much as writing the story itself. I’ve taken several research trips for my novels, and of course I do research while I’m writing too.
What do you think makes a good story?
My readers who leave reviews have stated that they love the give and take between the characters. They enjoy when love grows throughout the story without a lot of strife. They also like scene descriptions that make them feel like they are right there. But I think it’s also important to keep the reader guessing until the end.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I didn’t really have the ambition to be anything until I was about thirteen, and then I wanted to write. My favorite author was Grace Livingston Hill, and I decided if Grace could do it, so could I.
How do we find your books?
All of my books are listed on my Amazon Author Page at https://www.amazon.com/J-Carol-Nemeth/e/B01F45LWY8
Or at my website https://www.jcarolnemeth.com/books
Tell us about your novella for the Dangerous Pursuits Collection.
Courage on the Run is about a young woman, Casey Hartman, who runs a bed and breakfast in an early 1800’s family home along with her aunt. Casey witnesses a murder and goes on the run along with one of her guests, DEA agent Will Kerns. Will checked into the inn as a guest on vacation, but in reality, he’s there to investigate a local drug operation. The question is, could these two situations be connected, or are they totally unrelated?
Casey Hartman checks handsome Will Kerns into Belmont Inn, her family home which has been passed down through generations. He claims to be on vacation, but when Casey witnesses the murder of an acquaintance, Will flashes his DEA badge and takes her on the run. His real mission is to seize a drug operation in the historical town of Belmont. Casey can’t believe this could be happening in her little town, much less that someone would murder someone she knew. Will is determined to take down the drug ring and the man leading the operation, but can he do that while running with Casey? She wasn’t part of his mission. Will soon realizes this courageous young woman of faith has stolen his heart. However, no amount of love will prevent a determined killer from finding them, no matter where they hide.
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