A Conversation With Joanie Bruce
As an avid reader, Joanie welcomed the transition from reading to writing and considers it a wonderful way to honor the Lord. She has four published Christian suspense novels, and enjoys writing from her home in the country. She also enjoys painting portraits and taking long walks on the farm.
What’s the hardest part of writing romantic suspense?
Joanie: I think living through the scary situations is the hardest. I always try to put myself in the character’s situation, emotions, panic attacks, etc., in order to help my readers “feel” the suspense.
What’s the weirdest way someone has died or been killed in your novels?
Joanie: In my book Murder for the Time Being, the bad guy pushes the vehicle of one of the minor characters into the path of a train.
What did you want to be as a child (and did that dream come true)?
Joanie: I always wanted to marry a country boy and be a housewife in the country. I also thought writing or illustrating books would be professions would allow me to work from home. I’m so happy that all of those things actually came true for me … even the secondary dreams.
What does your family think of your writing romantic suspense?
Joanie: Believe it or not, all three of my children never read fiction. They do think it’s strange that their mother, who is too squeamish to watch war stories, murder scenes, and “Forensic Files,” spends time writing about murder and suspense.
Current book: Murder for the Time Being
After witnessing a bank robbery, Lexi wonders if men are attacking her to keep their identities secret, or is it because of her past?
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