Author Virginia Vaughan was a lover of books from a young age, devouring tales of romance, danger and love. She soon started writing them herself. Her current release, Deadly Christmas Duty, is her ninth book for Love Inspired Suspense and the second in her Covert Operatives series.
What’s the hardest part of writing romantic suspense?
Virginia: I love keeping the identity of the villain a secret until the end, but sometimes walking that fine line between planting clues and giving away the villain can be tricky.
What’s your go-to when you need a pick-me-up to keep writing?
Virginia: Writing is hard work and sometimes the words just don’t want to come. When the words dry up that way, my go-to defense is to read. It always helps get my creative juices flowing.
Where do you get the inspiration for your plots?
Virginia: I get inspiration for my stories from a variety of sources. I love true crime books and podcasts, but I also get ideas through reading, movies, and keeping up with crime stories on the news.
What does your family think of your writing romantic suspense?
Virginia: It has become sort of a running joke in my family because I’m always on the lookout for interesting and different ways to kill people or bury bodies. Now, whenever they see something that I could use in one of my stories, they’re quick to point it out.
Current book: Deadly Christmas Duty
Prosecutor and single mom Melinda Steel thought her nightmare ended when her abusive husband died, but now someone wants her dead by Christmas.
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