Jacquie Biggar Tackles the Dirty Dozen Interview

I'm happy to welcome a new friend to SlingWords this morning. Please enjoy this interview with Jacquie Biggar.

Jacquie is giving away an e-copy of Tidal Falls to one lucky commenter. To be eligible to win, just answer this question in Comments: Do you believe in second chances?

Jacquie Biggar: In Her Own Words

From the time I was twelve years old, I knew I wanted to be a writer. That year I wrote a short story called Count Daffodil after spending countless hours searching for ideas. The story garnered me an A and was read aloud through the school's loudspeaker system. Needless to say, after that I was hooked.

I grew up, got married, raised a family and left my writing urges to simmer in the background unattended.

After owning and operating a successful diner in my hometown for a number of wonderful years, I'm ready to take up the writing reins and see how far I can travel.

Find Jacquie Biggar Online

Website * Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Goodreads

About Tidal Falls

Nick Kelley spent the last few years of his life working as a dog handler in the U.S. Marine Corps. His sole focus was to keep his team alive in the midst of chaos. When he fails to notice an IED in time and loses most of his teammates, Nick shuts down. It takes meeting and falling in love with a woman in danger to make him realize life’s worth living.

1. In which genre do you write and why that particular genre?

I write romantic suspense because I like to read of strong heroes and heroines who overcome impossible odds to find their happy ever after.

2. What's your most recent book and what's it about?

Tidal Falls is the story of a woman who finds herself in a loveless marriage with a dangerous man. She takes her daughter and some incriminating documents and flees across country to Tidal Falls. Once there, they slowly begin to build a new life for themselves. When she meets the handyman next door, sparks fly. Can these two find a way to get over their pasts and give love a second chance, or will her ex find her and make her pay?

3. As an author, what can readers expect when they read one of your books?

An emotional connection to the characters, some humor, and a little spice.

4. How did you "become" an author? For instance, was there a moment when you said: "I think I'll write a book."

I always enjoyed making up stories, but the support I found from my parents and teachers cemented the dream for me.

5. What's the best thing about being an author?

Making up your own world.

6. What's the worst thing about being an author?

Insecurity, am I good enough? Will people like what I write?

7. Do you have editions of your books available other than ebook editions?

Yes, I have paperback copies available through Amazon.

8. Do you listen to audio books? If so, what device do you use?

No, but I’d like to start.

9. What device do you use to read ebooks?

My iPad has the Kindle app, also I own a Kindle Paperwhite which I love!

10. If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring author, what would it be?

Take online courses, as many as you can.

11. If you could tell readers one thing, what would it be?

If you enjoy a book you’ve read, please leave a review. It’s a big help to authors and to other readers searching for new books.

12. What is your big dream (or goal) as a writer?

To be a NYT bestseller.

Excerpt, Tidal Falls

“How did you find me?” Sara fell back as Tom pushed his way inside, followed closely by Sam, and then she caught sight of Fiona being led in by two other men. Her friend was cuffed, her arms pulled taut behind her back. Her mouth, covered by a bright red handkerchief tied so tight it cut into her whitened cheeks, highlighted an obscene bruise. Her eyes, one of them black and blue, filled with tears, begging Sara to forgive her.

“GPS, my dear, you’ve heard of that I presume? I traced you from your own phone, that wasn’t very smart of you. So, this is where you’ve been hiding.” He waved the others into the room, locking the door behind them.

“What, no kiss for your Husband? You do recall you have one of those, don’t you?”

He looked the same, so tall and handsome standing there in his perfectly pressed suit and tie, not a hair out of place. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. It was so obvious to her now. The narrow, cold eyes, the supercilious attitude, the rigid stance, the not-so-well-hidden-anger, had he always been that way? She didn’t like to think so. How could she have been so wrong about him? He’d pulled the wool over her eyes from the beginning.

Buy Tidal Falls by Jacquie Biggar

Amazon Kindle U.S. * Amazon Kindle International

Takeaway Truth

Remember, Jacquie is giving away a free book. To be eligible to win the free e-copy of Tidal Falls, just answer this question in Comments: Do you believe in second chances?

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today Joan :)

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    1. My pleasure, Jacquie. Good luck with your book.

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  2. Hi Jacquie, You are right. It is amazing how one good teacher that takes an interest in a child can make such a difference. For me it was Mrs Archer and she changed my idea of myself.
    Happy writing, Sylvie

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    1. Hi Sylvie, yes a good teacher stays with us our whole lives. I still remember stories my grandparents told us kids about their teachers. :)
      Take care, and thanks for stopping by,
      Jacquie

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    2. Hello, Sylvie, thank you for visiting. I think perhaps many people have that special teacher. For me, it was Miss Guice, my English teacher in high school.

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  3. Hi Jacquie

    You're so right. World building is great fun, along with getting to know your characters. Thanks for creating such a wonderful world for us in Tidal Falls!

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    1. Hi Pat, thanks for that :) It's nice sometimes to escape to a fairytale world (though bad things can happen even there, but that's what hunky heroes are for, right? )

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    2. Welcome, 20Pat, thanks for visiting. Come back any time.

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  4. I like the (new) blurb for the book, Jacquie. Great interview.

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    1. Hi, Anna. Thanks for dropping by.

      Write hard. Live free.

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    2. Hi Anna, thanks :) And of course the great title {{wink}}

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