Rachel Flips for Jill Sorenson’s FREEFALL
Posted by Rachel Grant
I first contacted Jill Sorenson about an interview at Kiss and Thrill after I finished reading CAUGHT IN THE ACT, because I loved not just the story and the characters, but also her writing style. Basically, Jill writes my kind of romantic suspense. Her characters feel real, they make mistakes, they have strong chemistry, and she writes an intense, involved suspense storyline.
We set a date for the interview and to prepare, I nabbed a copy of FREEFALL as soon as it was released. Regular readers of this blog may recall my post from last fall about my family’s whitewater rafting trip, Adventures on Dragon’s Tooth, and remember that I love whitewater rafting. So imagine my surprise and joy when I started reading FREEFALL and discovered that this non-stop thriller wasn’t just about mountain climbing, but also included whitewater rafting scenes.
Sexy characters, great plot, and whitewater rafting? I am so in.
Last fall I gave Diana Miller’s DANGEROUS AFFAIRS a 5-bathtub review, but this book is too intense for bathtub reading, so it seems only fair I come up with a new rating.
FREEFALL gets 5-rafts.
It’s with great excitement I welcome Jill Sorenson to Kiss and Thrill!
Jill: Thanks so much for the invite! I’m happy to be here.
Rachel: The climbing and rafting scenes in FREEFALL felt very authentic. Have you ever been climbing or rafting?
Jill: I haven’t done either! I’m glad the scenes felt real. I researched both sports by reading books and watching documentaries. I also went to a rock climbing gym where I live in San Diego.
Rachel: Do you have plans to go rafting or kayaking in the future?
Jill: I’d love to! My kids are 6 and 9, so we’re almost ready for high-adventure vacations. We’ve done a lot of hiking and camping as a family.
Rachel: A few years ago I tried to arrange a one-day rafting trip with several of my critique and plotting partners, but finding a weekend when the rivers were running and we all could meet up proved difficult. I still want to make it happen someday. If I do, I’ll be sure to let you know about it.
Jill: That would be great!!
Rachel: What is your favorite sport or activity?
Jill: Surfing, I think. I’ve written several surfer characters and tried surfing once. It was super fun. I love the ocean. My favorite sport to watch is football. I’ve been getting into soccer lately because both of my girls play.
Rachel: What’s next for you in publishing – are we going to get Owen’s story?
Jill: Yes! Badlands is coming in January 2014. It’s my favorite of the Aftershock series. The setting is the Salton Sea area/California’s Anza-Borrego desert. We went on a camping trip there last spring and I took lots of photos. It’s a fascinating place.
Rachel: What is the one thing you’ve always wanted to try but are afraid to?
Jill: I’ve always wanted to go to a nude beach! There’s a famous one in San Diego.
Which brings us to Jill’s question for our readers:
Have you ever been to a nude beach? Would you, if you had the chance? Tell me all about it in the comments. 🙂
Jill is giving a print copy of FREEFALL to one lucky commenter!
After earning a degree in literature and a bilingual teaching credential from California State University, Jill decided teaching wasn’t her cup of tea. She started writing one day while her firstborn was taking a nap and hasn’t stopped since. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two young daughters.
Jill would love to hear from you! Please contact her here.
About Rachel GrantFormer archaeologist & four-time Golden Heart® finalist, I write romantic suspense where archaeology, politics, and war collide.
Posted on October 1, 2013, in Author Interview, book recommendations, Rachel Grant and tagged 5-raft review, Aftershock, Badlands, Climbing, Freefall, Jill Sorenson, Nude Beaches, Romantic Suspense, Surfing, Whitewater Rafting. Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.