Katherine Grey: I write contemporary with a hint of paranormal. I’ve written historical romance in the past and would like to do that again as well.
KG: I climbed out the bathroom window on to the roof then inched my way to the edge, lowered myself over the side, hanging by my hands, then dropped to the ground to see if it was possible for my female main character to do it. This was more than a few years ago. I’m not sure I could do it now.
PL: That's pretty awesome!
KG: The character has always come first for me. I’m not sure why. I’ll overhear something or read a snippet of something and a character will pop into my head. Sometimes, it’s just a basic idea that needs to be fleshed out and sometimes, the character comes to me fully formed with a complete history.
KG: I like to listen to classical music, specifically anything by Yo Yo Ma. I’m not sure it inspires me. It’s a nice background noise (I hate to use that term when referring to music) that doesn’t distract me from the story itself. If I listen to music I can sing along to, then I tend to pay more attention to the songs than to my writing.
KG: Don’t let anyone tell you there’s only one right way to write a book. Use the method that works best for you and don’t pay attention to what anyone else says. If what you’re doing works for you then it’s the right method for you.
KG: I’m working on revisions for Broken Trust, the third book in my Echo Company series. The book revolves around Ivan Redleaf, a member of Echo Company, and Jane Carpenter, a small-town librarian. There is a secondary plot that continues Jimmy and Callie’s story, the characters from the first book in the series, Honor Bound.
He moved down the side of the building, doing his best to keep to the shadows though it was damn hard with sodium vapor lights at regular intervals lighting up the night like a god damn carnival. He eyed the hard packed earth between his present position and the next building. It was a good twenty feet of open space.
The woman he carried had regained consciousness and began to stir, using his back to try and lever herself upward. He placed a hand on her ass and she froze--just as he intended. He’d never threaten an innocent woman or intentionally frighten one, but if it kept her from fighting him right now, he was willing to do it.
He felt her chest expand and knew trouble was brewing. He flipped her off his shoulder into the dirt. Covering her mouth with one hand, he planted his knee beside her hip. He pointed the gun at her, high enough to be sure she saw it. “Don’t make a sound,” he said in a low tone.
Music and raucous laughter spilled into the silence from the cantina at the far end of the compound. If she screamed all hell would break lose and his odds of getting out of Colombia outside a body bag would plummet to zero.
She nodded and he lifted his hand a scant few inches from her mouth.
“Why are you doing this? Who are you?” she whispered.
“Believe it or not, I’m trying to get us both out of here in one piece.”
She opened her mouth to say something more and he held up his hand. “Save the questions for later.” He lifted her to her feet. “You make even a peep, I’ll shoot you without a second thought. Got it?”
An empath who feels only the negative emotions of others, Ava Tiernan has lived a life of self-imposed isolation. Circumstances force her to put her trust in Vincent Everett, the leader of Echo Company, a special ops unit consisting of soldiers with unusual abilities. But when she needs his help the most, he doesn’t believe her and leaves her alone and defenseless against a man determined to exploit her.
After a mission goes sideways, leaving one of his men seriously injured, Captain Vincent Everett has one goal: find out who set up his team and why. When he discovers Ava is the reason his team was ambushed and has been kidnapped by a rogue government agent, he risks everything to save her.
Now he has one chance to make things right for his team, one chance to keep Ava safe, and one last chance to prove he’ll never let her down.