Anne Patrick

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: November 17, 2011

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Kill Shot | Desert Breeze Publishing | Nov 2011

Former combat medic Kory Wagner has been in four war zones. Now she's home and out of the Army for good and someone is trying to kill her in her own backyard. Just as disturbing is the handsome sheriff who's on the case.

Sheriff Sean Harding doesn't quite know what to think of the decorated veteran that managed to outsmart an entire search party. What bothers him more is the body of a PI, whom she hired to find her sister's killer, was found dead in a building Kory owns. And Kory isn't being very cooperative with helping him find the answers as to why someone would kill her sister and want her dead. Will he be able to keep her alive along enough to discover the truth?

What main genre do you write in?

Suspense / Mystery

Please tell us your latest news!

Right now I'm working on book two in my Wounded Heroes Series. There are five total and each can be read as a stand alone. The series begins with Kory & Sean's story in Kill Shot, available now. Trespasses: Book Two, Mackayla & Gabe's story, is scheduled to release in May 2012. Vengeance, the continuing story of Hope & Nick who were first introduced in Christmas with Hope, is scheduled to release in February 2013. Betrayal, releasing November 2013 tells Trudy & Drew's story. Drew served with Kory in Iraq. The final book in the series, Secrets, releasing in August 2014, tells Ivy and Jack's story.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I have many favorites but I especially enjoy Dee Henderson's work. Her stories are amazing! The perfect blend of romance, suspense and inspiration.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

As a kid growing up in a rather boring neighborhood it was up to me and my friends to generate our own excitement, so when other kids were off playing with their dolls and army men we were out solving make believe crimes in the neighborhood. To keep me out of trouble my mom suggested I write these adventures down instead. Turned out not to be such a bad idea.

Do you have a favorite object that is pertinent to your writing?

In my office I also have a well-worn rocking chair where I often sit with my lap top. Bet you don't know too many rocking writers :).

Please describe your writing environment.

My writing cave is a spare bedroom that I converted into an office, complete with an old roll top desk that I absolutely love. The kitchen is right next door so I don't have to go far for a quick snack of sunflower seeds (or chocolate) and diet coke.

What's been the most challenging part of writing for you?

Organizing my time. I usually have more than one story going at once, plus there are edits and promotion. It gives a whole new meaning to multi-tasking...but I LOVE IT!

Who has been your best supporter? How have they been there for you?

My mother was always my biggest supporter. She's the one who kept after me to submit my stories.

Do you have any other author names? If so, what are they and what's different about what you write under each name.

I've written two books under the name Kinzie Monroe. Reservations for Two and No Greater Love are inspirationals.

What inspires your writing?

Music, reading, and people watching. You can usually find me lurking in the local coffee shop with my lap top and MP3 player.

Do you have any animals? Do they influence your writing?

Zoe, my German Shepherd, was the inspiration behind my heroine's dog in Kill Shot. She amazes me how smart she is. I also have a cat named Sailor who was rescued from a local shelter. He was found with his mother and brother in a boat...that's how he earned his name.

Thank you so much for the interview and you can learn more about me at my website where I have monthly giveaways.