Drive-by Interview with Shiloh Walker
Posted by mandacollinsauthor
This week I’m starting a new feature here at Kiss & Thrill called Drive-by Interviews. These will be interviews with some of the hottest up and coming romantic suspense authors around. And the interviews will be short, sweet, and just enough to tempt you into trying their new stuff. This week’s Drive-by Author, is the prolific Shiloh Walker!
When readers got their hands on Book 1 in Shiloh Walker’s Ash Trilogy, IF YOU HEAR HER–okay, THIS Reader–the ending came as a bit of a shock. To call it a cliff-hanger is a vast understatement. I feel sure they could hear my cries of anguish on the space station. Especially when I learned that it wouldn’t be released until some three months later! Talk about your teasers!
I’m in the process of devouring Book 2, IF YOU SEE HER, and let me be the first to tell you that it delivers! And continues with the torment. Thankfully Book 3, IF YOU KNOW HER, will be released on February 28, so I’ll finally find out who the villain is!
You’d think that once I got hold of Shiloh Walker I’d torment her with questions about what’s going to happen next, but instead I decided to go easy on her. After all, I want her to continue writing these romantic suspense novels that keep me on the edge of my seat!
So, without further ado, please welcome Shiloh Walker to the Kiss and Thrill Lair!
First off, Shiloh, let’s start with the basics. Did you have a particular book that you loved as a child?
Interesting…and what was it about Bunnicula that you loved exactly?
You’ve got a point there. They are pretty hard to resist. Moving along, when and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always written, it seems like. In middle school, at least. Before that, I’m pretty sure I was at least telling myself stories.
Hmm, it was middle school for me too. Wonder what it is about that age? So we know when you began to write, but when did you start to think of yourself as a writer?
Always… *G* I’ve always been a writer.
Okay, I’m starting to get a little jealous here. I didn’t commit to calling myself a writer for years and years. Oh well. I guess I live with the fact that you write gripping romantic suspense and were a more self-assured middle-schooler than I was.
Moving on, do you think there’s something about your writing style that sets you apart from other writers?
My voice is my own. Every writer has their own voice, their own unique way of telling a story. That’s what I have to bring to the table. Hopefully, it’s enough.
Let me be the first to tell you, that it is enough. Especially when combined with your flair for suspense. So, let’s move from your own writing to other people’s writing. What have you been reading lately? Anything that stands out?
I just finished reading a couple of Jaci Burton books, but I haven’t started anything new yet.
Mmm, smexy! And she’s moved into romantic suspense too, hasn’t she? *Writes Jaci Burton down on TBBought list*
Okay, just one more question: what projects do you have coming up that you want us to know about?
Ooh! Yay! More Romantic Suspense! We love the sound of that!
Thank you so much for stopping by, Shiloh!
So, all you readers out there, have you tried Ms. Walker’s Ash Trilogy? It’s a fabulous rural small town mystery set in Kentucky. What are some of your favorite small town romantic suspense novels?
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