How June Foster Fell Into Writing Romantic Suspense

An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in education and an MA in counseling. June enjoys writing stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word.

Why did you start writing romantic suspense novels?
June: Strangely enough, when I wrote my first romantic suspense, I’d intended to write a contemporary romance, but the hero and heroine kept encountering ghosts from the past, a villain who wanted to see them dead, and two criminals who commandeered their vehicle. So a suspense evolved.

What’s the hardest part of writing romantic suspense?
June: Actually, I find a suspense easier to write than a contemporary romance. The peril in which the characters find themselves adds to the story and offers more action to each scene.

When do you find time to write?
June: I’m blessed to be a retired elementary teacher so I have plenty of time to write. My only distraction is on occasion my husband who’s quite gregarious and loves to chat. But I can’t complain because he’s so supportive and helps me plot and do research.

How do you connect with your characters?
June: Usually I find a picture online of a famous person that I think looks like the image I have in my head. Then I write out the GMC for both the hero and the heroine (G-goal, M-motivation , C-conflict). I’m always amazed how I get to know my character in that simple process.

Current book: The Long Way Home
A kidnapping and a vicious murder leave David Maguire and Jada Atwood with few options—remain in the clutches of their abductors or attempt an escape.

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