A Conversation With Carole Brown
An author of 10 books, Carole Brown loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy. She and her husband reside in Ohio, but have ministered nationally and internationally. They enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food and the simple life.
What’s the hardest part of writing romantic suspense?
Carole: Keeping the flow going. When I write suspense, I throw in romance, too, and like to have spots of romance to lighten the suspense. It gives the book a warmer sense, and depending on how much romance, can woo romance readers to your writing. But to bring scenes together, so that they flow realistically, is harder. I work hard to make it happen.
When do you find time to write?
Carole: I don’t. We’re very busy people, so if I left it to chance, it wouldn’t get done. I have to be determined and persistent to get my writing done. I’m not one of those who can sit down and throw together a book (I write longer books—mostly) in a couple weeks. But if I persist and push through the hang-ups and stuck-in-the-middle sections, then I find my writing gets done.
What is your favorite spot for reading or reflecting on your current work-in-progress?
Carole: In the car, traveling long distances, with my husband. I like to read portions to him so he can point out flaws.
How do you connect with your characters?
Carole: By placing myself within their lives—by being them. I want to feel their emotions. I imagine their pains, their excitement, the danger, the times when they’re feeling overwhelmed or puzzled. I like to feel the warmth of the romance and how I would feel if I was in that same situation.
What did you want to be as a child (and did that dream come true)?
Carole: A detective, a nurse, an airline attendant, and though I didn’t realize it at the time, a writer. Only the writer came true, but I can live my earlier desire of detection through my novels—which is far more realistic for me. The others? Only momentary, passing desires. 🙂
Current book: A Flute in the Willows (WWII Spies series book 2)
She’s determined to keep his love…and help him thwart the German spy who’s out to destroy her husband.
Personal blog: http://sunnebnkwrtr.blogspot.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Carole-Brown/e/B00EZV4RFY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1427898838&sr=8-1
Stitches in Time: http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/
Word Sharpeners: https://wordsharpeners.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/what-easter-means-to-me/
Thank you, Sarah, for allowing me to visit.