Multiple award-winning author Jacqueline Seewald has taught creative, expository and technical writing at the university level as well as high school English. She also worked as an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Eleven of her books of fiction have been published. Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications. She enjoys spending time with family and friends when she isn’t writing. In addition, she is a playwright, a landscape artist and loves many types of music.
Today we talk with Jacqueline Seewald and her Current Work.
This is part four of our five part interview.Part 1 @ Teresa - Thursday, May 31st
Part 2 @ Emily - Friday, June 1st
Part 3 @ Sandra - Monday, June 4th
Part 4 @ Dean - Tuesday, June 5th
Part 5 @ Terri - Wednesday, June 6th
Tell us about your new book and when it is out? Where can people purchase it?
My latest novel is a romantic suspense mystery thriller entitled DEATH LEGACY, published by Five Star/Gale in hardcover April 12, 2012. It features an unlikely hero and heroine. Michelle runs a mysterious “consulting firm” and is trained in martial arts. Daniel is a psychiatrist with a sense of humor and a passion for her. They become involved in solving a murder/disappearance that relates to national security and soon places their lives in serious jeopardy. As to where you can buy the novel, Amazon or B&N online are making it available. However, I suggest requesting the novel at your local library. It has a very good Booklist review so I believe librarians will be willing to order it: http://www.booklistonline.com/Death-Legacy-Jacqueline-Seewald/pid=5273579
The research was demanding. I had to learn about firearms, bomb-making, weapons that saboteurs would use, espionage in general.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
I enjoyed writing the love scenes most of all. There is humor and romance as well as sensuality. I think readers of romance will enjoy this novel as much as mystery lovers.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in this book?
I can't say that I would. I've rewritten the novel more than once, so it's as good as it gets.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Daniel, the hero of this novel, explains that he refuses to give in to fear. He won’t let it control or rule his life. I believe that’s a lesson we all need to embrace.
This novel actually has had two covers. The first one which is still being shown did not satisfy me and I told the editor that as soon as I saw it. I had asked for a black, sinister limo to be pictured. Instead the original cover had a light blue impressionist car picture. It was not the right feel for a romantic suspense mystery thriller which is what this novel actually is.
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